Readers who have been following PPT for some time will recall that the infamous and concocted “republican map” was largely the work of then Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban. This “map” was little more than a rather dull and clumsy attempt to brand red shirts and their supporters as republicans, paving the way for the brutal and murderous crushing of the red shirt protests and the jailing of hundreds.
Despite the trashing the Suthep and his “map” received, he seems intent on pushing the republican plot propaganda. In fact, as reported at The Nation, the governing Puea Thai Party “is considering filing a complaint with the Election Commission to try to disqualify Bangkok governor-elect Sukhumbhand Paribatra over statements by Democrat [Party] leaders that allegedly framed its candidate…”.
One of the video clips collected by the Puea Thai Party shows Suthep saying: “They have set this: their group will take over the country to establish a new Thai state where the political system is not a constitutional monarchy.”
Suthep is nothing if not bloody-minded.