A party for Prayuth I

6 11 2017

PPT said it a very long time ago: the military junta will form a political party if it feels that there is no vessel its people can successfully fill. They have been reluctant to confirm this because they know what happened to the previous junta’s that made themselves into parties in order to keep power.

The Bangkok Post reports that the junta “will form a political party if it is thought necessary, but for now it is not necessary…”. That’s from Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan, the Deputy Dictator.

Responding to reporters, Prawit declared: “Why must I give a confirmation? The NCPO [junta] will not be involved in politics [sic.]. But if it is necessary, it will be set up. If it is not, it will not be set up…”.

Several smaller parties have offered to be the vessels for the military’s future domination of politics following the junta’s “election,” whenever the junta decides to allow one.

Reporters asked the Deputy Dictator if the Palang Chart Thai Party that Maj Gen Songklod Tiprat had formed “was to facilitate the NCPO’s prolonging its hold on power”? Prawit went all Sgt Schultz, saying “he did not know about the party or Maj Gen Songklod.” The media says the Major-General works for the junta.


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8 11 2017
The Dictator and his political plans | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] recent days, we have heard about the possibility of a military political party and there’s been a lot of discussion of a cabinet reshuffle that might see some […]

8 11 2017
The Dictator and his political plans | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] recent days, we have heard about the possibility of a military political party and there’s been a lot of discussion of a cabinet reshuffle that might see some […]

9 11 2017
A party for Prayuth II | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] was only a couple of days ago that the Deputy Dictator General Prawit Wongsuwan was saying there was no need yet for a military political party. It seems that was a statement designed to actually announce that a military party was in the […]

9 11 2017
A party for Prayuth II | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] was only a couple of days ago that the Deputy Dictator General Prawit Wongsuwan was saying there was no need yet for a military political party. It seems that was a statement designed to actually announce that a military party was in the […]




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