The junta and the gathering of dark influences

20 04 2018

Remember all that stuff about corruption? The heroic claims about catching the corrupt when the military yet again crushed Thailand’s electoral politics in 2014. The junta’s national fairy tale on how “Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as a PM has reformed the country to be a true democracy, eliminated corruption and used morality to lead the country to true democracy.”

But as the junta appears to be edging closer to its “election,” the folly of these claims and cover-ups of its own corruption pale as The Dictator gathers a political clique for ensuring his continued dictatorship. In establishing this “party,” the most significant move has been the defection from the Puea Thai camp of Sonthaya and Itthiphol Khunploem to the junta “party” as adviser to The Dictator and assistant to the tourism and sports minister (much to the minister’s surprise). This moves these dark influence peddlers’ political party to the military “party.”

A side benefit to this larger deal between devils sees the Probation Department publicly kowtowing to the Eastern Seaboard’s best-known dark influence, Kamnan Poh. Of course, this is Somchai Khunploem, father of Sonthaya and Itthiphol.

Having been released very early for ordering a contract killing and other convictions, Kamnan Poh is on probation. Such people usually report regularly to authorities. In this case, however, it is the Probation Department that crawls to the Kamnan’s feet in his luxury villa.

What bigger deals have been done?


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26 09 2018
Rigging at every turn | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] This lack of an ethical compass is also seen in The Dictator using Article 44 to appoint one of his paid advisers and a political ally for the “election” as mayor of Pattaya. Sonthaya Khunpluem has been appointed, allegedly to “facilitate the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor push.” The dark influence deal done earlier is mentioned here. […]

26 09 2018
Rigging at every turn | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] This lack of an ethical compass is also seen in The Dictator using Article 44 to appoint one of his paid advisers and a political ally for the “election” as mayor of Pattaya. Sonthaya Khunpluem has been appointed, allegedly to “facilitate the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor push.” The dark influence deal done earlier is mentioned here. […]

29 09 2018
Promoting loyal dullards and political allies | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] as prime minister after next year’s general election,” but that’s the game. Recall that Sontaya’s dad, a convicted felon and dark influence, got extra special treatment from The Dictator, creating the […]

29 09 2018
Promoting loyal dullards and political allies | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] as prime minister after next year’s general election,” but that’s the game. Recall that Sontaya’s dad, a convicted felon and dark influence, got extra special treatment from The Dictator, creating the […]

23 10 2018
Doubling down on double standards VII | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] Puppet Peerasak said “he has merely been making introductions” for the junta’s devil party. In fact, he’s reverting to his previous political role as local dark influence and hua khanaen vote accumulator. He’s a bit like the Khunpluem gang. […]

23 10 2018
Doubling down on double standards VII | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Puppet Peerasak said “he has merely been making introductions” for the junta’s devil party. In fact, he’s reverting to his previous political role as local dark influence and hua khanaen vote accumulator. He’s a bit like the Khunpluem gang. […]