Planning massive electoral fraud

3 11 2018

In a bizarre defense of lese majeste and the military dictatorship, Foreign Minister and junta slitherer Don Pramudwinai has not only defended the feudal lese majeste law, but rejected the idea that the junta’s rigged election could be observed by foreigners.

We have posted a couple of times that the junta seems willing to engaged not just in election rigging but perhaps to engage in old-fashioned election theft, including ballot box stuffing.

Don’s rejection of foreign election observers as “inauspicious” seems to us to confirm the junta’s willingness for massive election cheating.

The foreign minister bleated that having such independent observers would be an affront to Thailand’s “dignity.” He means the junta’s “face.” He then went further.

Claiming independent election observers are unnecessary, Don stated that Thailand “is not a problematic country…”. While the junta seized power through an illegal coup, Don defended this claiming what we term Thai-style authoritarianism:

The current government came from a coup but is different from other coups in the world, because we don’t forbid or remove rights excessively to the point where it affects the majority….

In other words, a regime that has railed against the “majoritarianism” of electoral politics now defends repression of political “minorities.”

Don then claimed that “elections” are an “internal affair” and said he favored “local observers…”. We know that the regime has already “trained” and indoctrinated thousands of “local observers” who will work for the military regime.

The foreign minister went on and on in defending his military superiors, defending their laws that ban on political assembly. He then got caught in his own deceptions and lies, saying that such restrictions were not restrictions: “there had been no restrictions in expressing views over the past four years.”

The only conclusion to be drawn from such maniacal contradictions is that the military junta is considering massive electoral fraud.


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