Anti-election, anti-democratic

19 12 2013

You get some idea of the blarney sprouted by Suthep Thaugsuban and his “anti-government [they mean anti-democratic] People’s [sic.] Democratic [sic.] Reform [they mean Reversal] Committee [they mean self-appointed bosses]” when the Bangkok Post states that the PDRC’s “call for another mass rally on Sunday is aimed at derailing the upcoming general election…”. It is also a measure for the Democrat [sic.] Party on whether it will boycott the upcoming elections that it will surely lose.

Suthep has declared: “We [the PDRC] will not allow the election to take place on Feb 2…”.

The planned rallies are meant to disrupt “candidacy registration at the Thai-Japan Sports Stadium and the Royal Thai Police headquarters.” An unnamed source – never a good thing in a newspaper – says: “It is likely the anti-government protesters will lay siege to the registration venues, blocking potential candidates from applying…”.

Suthep already has precise figures for how many will attend: “If we base our calculation on three people per sq m, there will be about 1.73 million protesters who will turn out or 2.3 million people if we calculate it by 4 people/sq m…”. Expect claims of “millions” attending to be made in the uncritical mass media.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra “repeated her call for the protest leaders to hold talks and break the political impasse.”

Talks vs. demands, elections vs. “civilian junta,” voting and elections vs. authoritarianism and feudalism.


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25 12 2013
Sabotaging elections and more | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] an aside, readers may have noted that PPT recently used the term People’s [sic.] Democratic [sic.] Reform [they mean Reversal] Committee [they mean […]

25 12 2013
Sabotaging elections and more | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] an aside, readers may have noted that PPT recently used the term People’s [sic.] Democratic [sic.] Reform [they mean Reversal] Committee [they mean […]




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