Bereft of life on arrival

3 05 2014

We suppose that we should say something about Abhisit Vejjajiva’s “plan” to resolve the political crisis.  Abhisit has made a big deal of the “plan,” made large claims and offers, and neglected that the central problem with the “plan” is that it is his “plan.” Abhisit is politically toxic, meaning that the “plan” is essentially dead on arrival. Even other anti-democrats are described as “lukewarm” on Abhisit’s proposals.

For details, readers can look at Bangkok Pundit’s early assessment.

If anyone were to take his “ideas” seriously, then they would notice that many of the items he outlines are plagiarized from others – as you’d expect from a serial plagiarizer.

Abhisit’s first point is – yawn – that the “caretaker government to resign…”.

His “plan” calls for the “Election Commission (EC) to delay the royal decree for a July 20 poll.” Gee, hadn’t heard that one before…. Nor the ridiculous call for the anti-democrats – Suthep’s rabble and the so-called Reform Now Network to play major roles in drafting “reforms.” That process will take on 2-4 weeks!

He also wants more rules to allow the EC to “clamp down more forcefully on election fraud, especially vote-buying, deception and destructive populist policies…”.

Ignoring the fact that his emphasis on vote-buying suggests he is daft on the electoral process in recent years, the idea of making “populist” policies somehow illegal or banned is brilliant. We are sure that the families of all the children who didn’t die as a result of the “populist” 30 baht health scheme will love the idea:

Thailand’s “30 Baht” program, which increased access to hospitals, has led to a 13 percent drop in infant mortality in about a year. That change seems largely attributable to fewer infant deaths in rural areas, where previously the poor might never have entered hospitals to seek care.

Getting rid of the elected government would “allow the Senate to choose a ‘neutral’ non-politician prime minister and cabinet ministers.” Another idea that has been floated by various anti-democrats time and again, although the Senate’s role is a relatively new dumb idea.

He then wants a one-year “interim” government to be replaced by a “normal” government via an election.

Abhisit’s “reforms” are undemocratic as they allocate powers to the unelected. It is unconstitutional and unlawful as there are no provisions that would allow for these processes.And, it is dead on arrival because it is Abhisit plagiarizing anti-democrat notions of “reform.”

 


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4 05 2014
Calling for an absolute monarchy | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] responding to Abhisit Vejjajiva’s most recent narcissistic efforts at playing leader and offering a “reform plan,” anti-democrat monk Buddha Issara reportedly said: […]

4 05 2014
Calling for an absolute monarchy | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] responding to Abhisit Vejjajiva’s most recent narcissistic efforts at playing leader and offering a “reform plan,” anti-democrat monk Buddha Issara reportedly said: “Abhisit had […]




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