Updated: Doubling down on double standards II

1 10 2018

No campaigning says the military junta. The double standard is that regime-friendly outfits can campaign.

As reported recently, anti-democrat Suthep Thaugsuban of Action Coalition for Thailand Party is going out “to meet Bangkokians at a market in Bung Kum district in a bid to recruit more party members.”

That sounds like campaigning to us.

Not only does it sound campaigning, but Suthep advertised his program.

Suthep says he is “receiving the applications” for members of ACT, but he’s on the stump.

He may be pushing the junta by being so blatant, so let’s see how deep the double standards run.

Update: Not-campaigning-just-just-recruiting junta supporter Suthep was in “campaign [mode] at Pattavikorn Market in Bangkok’s Bung Kum district” where “[h]e was greeted by a group of supporters who blew whistles to show their support.” Yep, double standards rules.


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5 10 2018
Campaigning not oppressing | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] did not sit down in shopping centers or markets to recruit members for his party as he maintains the fiction that he’s not the unofficial boss of the Palang […]

5 10 2018
Campaigning not oppressing | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] did not sit down in shopping centers or markets to recruit members for his party as he maintains the fiction that he’s not the unofficial boss of the Palang […]




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