Thaksin proven correct

31 08 2017

Yesterday, PPT posted on Thaksin Shinwatra’s Montesquieu tweet: “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of the justice…”.

General Prayuth Chan-ocha has responded to Thaksin’s tweet. He babbled: “Let him do it. He has tweeted it. What would you do? If you want to believe him, it depends on you. Think about it. Use your brain…”.

We assume that he is trying to say he disagrees that his regime is tyrannical and uses the law and judiciary to repress. Yet, in another report, there is this:

Junta leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday he cannot be held accountable for damages caused by actions he takes using his absolute power.

Asked if he should be responsible for the billions of baht it may cost the state to settle with an Australian mining concern he shut down by fiat last year – while his elected predecessor was held criminally and financially liable for the losses of a graft-tainted subsidy program – Prayuth said he had no such responsibility.

“Talking in terms of using the Article 44 in this country, I don’t have to be held accountable at all. I can do whatever,” Prayuth said Tuesday. “If talking in terms of arbitration law or international law, then we will have to fight the case…But when I use the Article 44, I don’t have to fear anything, because it protects me.”

He makes Thaksin’s point.

We haven’t seen any criticism of the military-loving Suthep Thaugsuban by The Dictator who praised The Dictator. Naturally enough, that’s because Prayuth agrees that he should be premier for life.


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31 08 2017
Supreme Court confirms double standards | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Montesquieu was writing in the 18th century and of martial Rome, but his view matches Thailand, where a kid can be murdered by the Army and it doesn’t get to court and that Army can operate on foreign soil and enforce the disappearance of a regime enemy, presumably murdered. It is a country where even mild or hinted criticism of the regime or The Dictator warrants a sedition charge. It is a regime where opposition politicians get decades in jail for “malfeasance” where The Dictator is protected by a “law” that allows him to do anything he wants with no fear of the law. […]

31 08 2017
Supreme Court confirms double standards | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Montesquieu was writing in the 18th century and of martial Rome, but his view matches Thailand, where a kid can be murdered by the Army and it doesn’t get to court and that Army can operate on foreign soil and enforce the disappearance of a regime enemy, presumably murdered. It is a country where even mild or hinted criticism of the regime or The Dictator warrants a sedition charge. It is a regime where opposition politicians get decades in jail for “malfeasance” where The Dictator is protected by a “law” that allows him to do anything he wants with no fear of the law. […]