Updated: Devil party

28 02 2018

Back in 1992, following the May massacre of civilian protesters, political parties that were military parties or associated themselves with the military in elections were portrayed in the press as “devil parties” or “Satan parties.” Those parties opposing them were “angel parties.”

It seems Thailand still finds itself in this situation in 2018 and 2019 as the military junta gears up for getting itself and its Satanic allies into power following an “election.”

Suthep and friends

The Bangkok Post reports that anti-democrat leader, former Democrat Party deputy, former deputy prime minister and one of those who ordered the massacre of civilian protesters in 2010, Suthep Thaugsuban is establishing “a political party to support Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s bid to regain the premiership after the election, Mr Suthep’s younger brother confirmed Tuesday.”

PPT hadn’t posted on this effort previously as we were waiting for the rumors to be declared fact.

Suthep has said that he will “definitely not be derelict in my duty to the Thai people…”. He does not mean “the people” but rather anti-democrats. His formation of a political party is a second choice option for Suthep would prefer military dictatorship to continue.

Suthep’s support for The Dictator has been fulsome for a very long time. It was Suthep who, shortly after the 2014 coup, bragged that he had “been advising the junta chief on how to unseat the Thaksin regime since 2010…”. He added that “he had discussed with the coup-maker Prayuth … strategies to root out the influence of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his allies since the 2010 political violence.”

So why wouldn’t Suthep support his murderous buddy now? The new party’s unnamed “founders are gathering members, and hoping to register the new party by the end of next month…”. Suthep’s horns and tail are in evidence.

Update: Oddly, Suthep has contradicted his brother and numerous sources in the Democrat Party, as well as his own teasing comments. At least that is according to Khaosod. It says Suthep “put to rest speculation that he was on the verge of announcing pro-junta a political party, insisting that he’s done with parliamentary politics for the rest of his life but remains loyal to the military regime.” It quotes him: “I will not run in election for a Member of Parliament seat. I do want any political office. I will not join any government with anyone. I will not be a prime minister, not a deputy prime minister, not a minister…. I will not even be an executive of any party.” He added: “For the rest of my life, I will dedicate it to serving the monarchy, the holy religion and the people in any way I can…. I will not return to politics.” Of course, none of that denies reports that he’s the driving force behind a pro-junta party being formed by his anti-democrats.


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3 03 2018
Supporting the junta’s political agenda | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] [The Dictator] to return as an outsider prime minister after the general election…”. Recall Suthep’s faux denial but remember his long alliance with the junta and the military […]

3 03 2018
Supporting the junta’s political agenda | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] [The Dictator] to return as an outsider prime minister after the general election…”. Recall Suthep’s faux denial but remember his long alliance with the junta and the military […]

6 03 2018
Devil “truth” | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] A few days ago, after his brother announced that Suthep Thaugsuban was set to establish a pro-junta charter, Suthep denied it, “insisting that he’s done with parliamentary politics for the rest of his life but remains loyal to the military regime.” At the time he added: […]

6 03 2018
Devil’s “truth” | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] A few days ago, after his brother announced that Suthep Thaugsuban was set to establish a pro-junta charter, Suthep denied it, “insisting that he’s done with parliamentary politics for the rest of his life but remains loyal to the military regime.” At the time he added: […]

10 03 2018
Abhisit to deal with devil parties | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] By explicitly ruling out any alliance with the Puea Thai, Abhisit is implicitly ruling in and alliance with one or more of the pro-military devil parties. […]

10 03 2018
Abhisit to deal with devil parties | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] By explicitly ruling out any alliance with the Puea Thai, Abhisit is implicitly ruling in and alliance with one or more of the pro-military devil parties. […]