Junta angry and insecure

21 12 2015

The military dictatorship might be described at childishly petulant, but that would seriously underplay how dangerous this gang of lawless thugs is.

At the Bangkok Post it is reported that an angry and vindictive junta has issued issued summons letters dated 17 December to 11 activists associated with the Neo-Democracy Movement, ordering them to report to police.

Prachatai reports that the junta’s “spokesman has claimed that activists demanding an investigation into the Rajabhakti Park scandals aim to sabotage and discredit the government.”

Of course, a military junta could never, ever be discredited. After all, every single thing they do is “good.” Should there be some nasty stuff, it is because it is done for the monarchy, so has “good” intentions.

This is why demanding an investigation into the Rajabhakti Park scandals violates junta orders that protect it from criticism.

Yet these few, mostly young, activists scare the junta. If children forget their place, the whole hierarchy of control and exploitation can unravel. So it is that the junta has lost patience with these activists. As errant children, they must be locked up. By asking why the junta is corrupt, these errant children threaten “law and order.”

Prachatai states that the 11 activists listed in the summons order are:

Sirawit Serithiwat, Anon Nampa, Chonticha Jaeng-rew, Chanoknan Ruamsap, Naya-neta Anantawong, Kititach Suman, Wisarut Anupoonkarn, Abhisit Sapnaphapan, Korakoch Saengyenpan, Koranok Kamda, Wijit Hanhaboon.

Another Prachatai report states that Chatmongkon Wanli, a 21-year-old activist is being held incommunicado by the junta’s thugs. Confirmed by his mother and sister, he hasn’t be heard from for three days.

His sister who is residing in the same house with Nueng  told Prachatai that her brother went missing since the late afternoon on Saturday, 19 December 2015, and that there was no sign that he wanted to stay elsewhere because he did not carry any extra clothe with him.


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