Army, senate and other anti-democrats

16 05 2014

As we have noted previously, the (avoid-an-election-at-all-costs) Election Commission is still trying to delay and stop an election that it is duty-bound to arrange. As The Nation reports, the “likelihood of the July 20 election being delayed became clear yesterday when a meeting between the government and the Election Commission (EC) on the issue had to be aborted when anti-government protesters, led by People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) secretary-general Suthep Thaugsuban, stormed the venue.”

The meeting between the government and EC was held at the Royal Thai Air Force Academy. No discussions were possible because the “protesters had stormed the compound.” What were Air Force security officials doing? Worshipping at the feet of the great anti-democrat?Suthep is loved by the military - Copy

The election and democracy wreckers – along with the EC itself – were led by “Suthep … Satit Wongnongtaey, Witthaya Kaewparadai and Taworn Senneam,” who fear elections because the come from the Democrat Party which is unable to win them.

The protesters “broke into the compound at 10.50am.”

Meanwhile, the group with the longest record of election and democracy wrecking, the Army, was hopping mad because of bloodshed amongst the anti-democrats, attacked by unknown opponents.

Its boss General Prayuth Chan-ocha said his troops “may need to use full force to resolve the situation” if the violence escalates…”. That’s a coup threat. Funny, we don’t recall Prayuth being upset when red shirts get killed and injured.

The same report has “sources” saying the Senate “has come up with an eight-step road map to lead the country out of the political deadlock…”. Readers get to know that this “plan” is little different from those by other anti-democrats like the irrelevant and prissy Abhisit Vejjajiva:

The Upper House will seek a Constitutional Court interpretation as to whether caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan can serve as acting prime minister. If he has no power to do so, the Senate Speaker, in his capacity as Parliament president, should have the authority to nominate a prime minister for royal endorsement, the sources said.

An interim government is expected to be in office for 18 months or longer to prepare reform proposals before a new general election is held, according to the guidelines.

Of course, there is nothing legal or constitutional in this, but that never bothers the anti-democrats, who make up rules, judgements and interpretations as it suits them.

Constitutionally, the senate has no legal power whatsoever to hold such sessions or to nominate a prime minister.

That so-called independent organisations connive with their fellow anti-democrats in unconstitutional and illegal schemes is simply disgraceful and damning of them.