The evil art of destruction

7 03 2015

As PPT has noted several times, we don’t doubt that the family and associates of Srirasmi made every use they could of her association with Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn. That is what those associated with the power, wealth and aura of the monarchy do in Thailand.

Unless of “the blood,” and recall Paul Handley’s emphasis on this, punishment for falling out with a member of the royal family can be severe. Under the military dictatorship, the prince seems intent on the destruction of his estranged third wife, her family and their associates.

PPT doesn’t have any inside information on the prince’s falling out with Srirasmi, but the media reports of the humiliation of her and the destruction of her family through their arrest and jailing suggest a vengeance that knows few bounds.

Srirasmi has so far seen her mother, father, brother, uncle, sister-in-law and many others locked up. It is not known if she has any contact with her son. Is she being pressured to leave the country, sign over the son and more? We have no idea, but this one-sided feud is feudal and public. Srirasmi's goodbye

Srirasmi herself has not been seen since about 13 December 2014.

The latest act has been by the military. According to Khaosod, it “has seized a remote residence in the middle of a forest that officers believe was a holiday home for former princess Srirasmi Suwadee and her family.”

The soldiers claimed “local residents alerted authorities that the residence was ‘suspicious’ and potentially encroaching on the national park land…”. That’s possible, but no action would have occurred without orders from the top. Indeed, to conduct the raid, the soldiers “invoked the power granted to them under martial law to investigate the property…”. Martial law allows the military to do whatever they want, and martial law makes it “legal.”

Several local “residents said simply that no one dared to approach the land because it was believed to belong to ‘extraordinary people’.” Being close to the prince means great influence and power, associated with a widespread fear of the prince.

Srirasmi has no law to protect her just as no law could bound her when she had the status of official wife of the Crown Prince. Thailand’s justice system is so broken that the only incontrovertible “law” seems to be impunity for the powerful.


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