Opposition fails, judges needed

24 09 2013

A recent story at The Nation caught PPT’s collective eye for its statement that the “opposition Democrat Party, though experienced in parliamentary debate, has become increasingly ineffective…”. In fact, the party has failed and violated parliament.

Further, the account states: “Outside Parliament, the strength of the anti-government forces has also waned, with only one major issue able to re-ignite their fire – the proposed amnesty bill…”. We have also made this point several times.

Add to this that the military seems unwilling to talk coups, at least at the moment.

The story concludes, as we did yesterday when we were being very silly about the old farts at PART, the threat to the Yingluck Shinatwatra government comes in the form of the judiciary or, as the article has it, “the so-called judicialisation of politics.” It notes that the “opponents of the government see as the only way to ‘deal’ with the … [government] … is a series of petitions to the Constitutional Court, one of the cases might just result in the dissolution of the ruling party.”

So it is that the military junta demon seed unelected senators “have lodged a petition [with the Constitutional Court] arguing that the move to amend the law pertaining to the way senators are selected is in violation of Article 68 of the Constitution.” This will be followed by PART and the Democrat Party. All hope that the court may eventually dissolve the Puea Thai Party, thus throwing out the elected government, again.

The court knows that taking this path again is a very risky strategy. The judiciary is already rotten at its foundations, and another political act risks bringing the judges into even greater disrepute and could well bring the edifice down.

 

 

 


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1 10 2013
Judicial action II | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] royal approval until the completion of the judicial review on charter change.” They join a list of other petitioners, and the Constitutional Court has combined several of these for […]

1 10 2013
Updated: Judicial action II | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] royal approval until the completion of the judicial review on charter change.” They join a list of other petitioners, and the Constitutional Court has combined several of these for […]




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