No CPT allowed

19 03 2018

No, it isn’t the 1970s, but the thought of a new Communist Party of Thailand is scary for the “authorities.”

Election Commission deputy secretary-general Sawaeng Boonmeehas “rejected new party pre-registration for the Communist Party of Thailand, citing that it was unconstitutional and undemocratic…”.

Obviously, in the late 2010s, this rationalization for 1970s-like fear and loathing, is simply nonsense.

The notion that it is “undemocratic” for the CPT to “pre-register” as a party to compete in the junta’s “election” is simply a reinforcement that it is a junta-organized and managed “election” that is undemocratic.


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