Sorry folks, but we are having trouble taking any pronouncement from Thailand’s ruling body, headed by its most senior military leaders and supported by many in the middle class, the palace, mad monarchists and the powerful Sino-Thai tycoons. We can even see that the grand old man General Prem Tinsulnonda supports the military junta.
But, really, is this the stupidest government of all time? And, we do realize that stupidity does not eliminate the fact that it is an unpredictable nasty, vindictive and repressive government.
All of this is to preface the response from these dullards to the warrant they had issued for Thanakrit Thongngernperm, a suspect in the “terrorism plot,” claimed to be “on the run,” who has actually been incarcerated in a Khon Kaen jail since mid-2014.
So here we go, with the response to this revelation of Thanakrit’s incarceration from Deputy Prime Minister, coup maker,
former current Defense Minister and loyal General, Prawit Wongsuwan. Based on what is currently known, his response is so deliciously dumb that we are amused and, at the same time, terrified for Thailand under this boot of this bunch.
General Prawit said that “although Thanakrit was in prison he must have done something against the law, otherwise the court would not have approved the warrant for his arrest.”
“He might have been in some communication (with outsiders). Ask him. He must have done something wrong. The court must have gone through all the requested warrants individually before approving them. A warrant can’t simply be issued without legal backing…“.
There are possibilities that Prawit could be right. After all, the judicial system and the Corrections Department are riddled with corruption, so Thanakrit might have been out on visits to friends.
In fact, though, Prawit is responding as the corrupt and arrogant thugs in the military have responded for years. They think that because they are powerful and armed, they can say any stupid thing they like and the gullible and frightened must believe them.
We can’t wait for the next story saying that they have discovered that Thanakit was, in fact, free.