Loyalist fear

9 11 2017

As mentioned in an earlier post, we at PPT expected that “investigations” into “problems” associated with the funeral for the dead king would be completed in double (standards) time.

The Bangkok Post reported that “[t]wo provincial governors accused of mishandling funeral flower-laying ceremonies for the late King have been transferred to inactive posts at the Prime Minister’s Office, according to Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.”

Chonburi governor Phakrathorn Thianchai and Nonthaburi’s Phanu Yaemsri are being further “investigated.”

It is General Anupong who is in charge of disciplining these very naughty men and he says he is responding to public opinion: “the men were transferred out of the provinces to mollify residents.”

But this is turkey manure. There are many officials who are despised by residents of their areas, but they often get rewarded for their service to the junta, even if the projects being implemented are unpopular.

It is the royal stuff that accounts for these transfers. Anupong worries that he may be criticized as not being loyal enough if he doesn’t act.