Yes, no, maybe

14 03 2018

The Deputy Dictator has “confirmed a general election will take place according to the nation’s [he means the junta’s] development Road Map…”. At the same time he “denied any knowledge of a political party backing the current prime minister [he means The Dictator] to continue in politics.” He also denied a move to have Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha become a party adviser to the Palang Pracharat Party.

As usual, all of this is not worth the effort we have made in typing it. There remain “threats” to the junta’s election (non-) timetable. Then there’s Col. Suchart Chantaramanee, who served on a Prayuth-appointed reform body until July, and is now head of the Palang Pracharat Party who has stated that he “wants regime chairman Prayuth … directly involved in a top role – whether formally or informally.”

So that’s a yes, no and a maybe.