Populist policies to be made illegal

17 07 2014

Such is the hatred (and fear) amongst the royalist elite and its military dictatorship for Thaksin Shinawatra and his electoral victories that there is a plan to outlaw “populist” policies.

The Nation reports that the remarkably biased political agency, the  National Anti-Corruption Commission is seeking the support of the highly politicized (Anti-) Election Commission to “try to prevent political parties implementing populist policies that damage the country…”.

Yet another example of making sure that the plebians don’t think for themselves, NACC secretary-general Sansern Polchiak said “the two bodies would meet soon to discuss measures to try to stop the country incurring huge losses as a result of populist policies such as the rice-pledging scheme.” The anti-democrat Sansern made the remarkable observation that “officials linked to the rice-pledging scheme …. knew the drawbacks of the project but believed it had to continue because it was a major poll campaign promise.”

Fancy that, these officials believed that an elected government, with a landslide victory, had a mandate to implement the policies on which they were elected! Of course, Sansern knows better. What the royalist elite wants is what counts, not millions of votes from the lower ranks in society.

Sansern wants the EC to “issue regulations and check the feasibility of campaign policies of all parties before allowing them to be advertised.” He blamed corruption on populism. He hates elected politicians. He hates voting. He can’t conceive of notions of electoral representation.


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5 11 2015
Junta populism and promoting business | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] “Populism” has been made a dirty and denigrating word, with “policy corruption” was added to constitutional drafting considerations of something to be controlled or banned. […]

5 11 2015
Junta populism and promoting business | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] “Populism” has been made a dirty and denigrating word, with “policy corruption” was added to constitutional drafting considerations of something to be controlled or banned. […]

21 04 2018
We can, you can’t | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] As it promised it would do soon after the military coup, the junta has had its legislative puppets draft a law to make populism illegal. […]

21 04 2018
We can, you can’t | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] As it promised it would do soon after the military coup, the junta has had its legislative puppets draft a law to make populism illegal. […]

15 08 2018
Remember the “ban” on populism? | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Long-term readers may recall our posts from the year following the 2014 military coup, where the junta and its puppet agencies all but declared “evil populism” illegal. […]

15 08 2018
Remember the “ban” on populism? | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Long-term readers may recall our posts from the year following the 2014 military coup, where the junta and its puppet agencies all but declared “evil populism” illegal. […]

16 03 2019
Cynical recycling | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] the military junta seized power, there is a plan to outlaw “populist” policies. That anti-populism soon became an embrace of the policies that the junta had previously damned. […]

16 03 2019
Cynical recycling | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] the military junta seized power, there is a plan to outlaw “populist” policies. That anti-populism soon became an embrace of the policies that the junta had previously damned. […]