They will have it all

8 04 2016

The Bangkok Post had an interesting web-based headline (see the clip below). The point was clear: it is the military wanting control into the future.

The National Legislative Assembly has voted to add a question to the upcoming junta referendum on the junta charter.

The question is to allow the junta appointed Senate to select a prime minister who is acceptable to the junta.Military

The wrinkle in this for the junta is that this question will mean that if it is accepted in the referendum and the charter is also accepted, then the latter will need to be modified to manage the junta’s ongoing interference in who rules Thailand.

That’s because the draft charter gives the House of Representatives or Assembly the task of selecting the premier. That isn’t what the junta wants. They want it all.



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