Whose morals?

2 01 2015

Whenever members of the elite and other anti-democrats starts talking about morals PPT understands this to be a part of a royalist ideology that promotes the monarchy as a political alternative to elected politicians. In this ideology electoral politics is undermined by claims that politicians are evil and corrupt.

When the puppet National Reform Council (NRC) proposes “a special body to foster moral values and good governance among public-office holders,” alarm bells should be sounded.

Reported at the Bangkok Post, chairman Thienchay Kiranandana says the NRC wants a “national council of morals…”. The agancy, if formed, would “oversee the standards of morals, ethics and good governance for public figures, state agencies and private companies doing business with state agencies…”.

Thienchay points out that “election candidates are considered public figures, so the agency will also disclose background information about them.” The idea that a “morals agency” will assist “people to make informed voting decisions” is what the elite thinks is necessary to prevent “evil” people becoming electorally popular.

Naturally, Thienchay wants the body “to be protected from prosecution in order to do carry out its job effectively.” While he adds that “efforts would be made to ensure it does not disseminate false information that could harm public figures,” the idea that an unelected body of “moral” authorities could decide what and when to say about politicians is dangerous.

There have already been many demonstrations that so-called independent agencies are unaccountable in Thailand.


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18 01 2015
Moral bankruptcy | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] · by Political prisoners of thailand · in Uncategorized · Leave a comment A couple of weeks ago PPT posted on planning by the puppet National Reform Council for a special body to foster moral values and good […]

18 01 2015
Moral bankruptcy | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] A couple of weeks ago PPT posted on planning by the puppet National Reform Council for a special body to foster moral values and good governance among public-office holders. We noted that this should cause panic amongst people as these elitist lecturing on morals is more of their nonsensical propaganda. Ji Ungpakorn has a further commentary on this including reference to some of the recent revelations of elite sex parties involving a judge and other well-known “identities.” […]




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