The Dictator and his Election Commission

2 02 2019

The Nation recently had a story that provided remarkable evidence of the Election Commission’s subservience to the military junta.

The EC has announced that The Dictator, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha “can still hold mobile Cabinet meetings despite political parties and members of the public saying it gives him an unfair advantage in the election.” More to the point, despite the fact that he is a prime ministerial candidate for his devil party, Palang Pracharath.

One of the junta’s puppets at the EC, deputy secretary-general Nat Laosisavakul said that  the General, “in his capacity as premier, can continue performing his public administration duties, including holding mobile Cabinet meetings in different provinces.”

As every single person in Thailand knows, these meetings have been nothing more than campaign stops for the devil party. Even the EC admits this:

Given the blurred line between working on a field trip and conducting an electoral campaign, Nat admitted that there was a matter of ethical appropriateness to be considered.

Ethics? He’s talking about Thailand’s military! Ethics is a foreign and incomprehensible word for these murderous bastards.

But what of The Dictators’ weekly harangues on television? Apparently, the EC “remains unsure about what decision it should make in relation to Prayut’s weekly television address.”

We guess they are waiting for Gen Prayuth to instruct them.

Really, this is pathetic and so blatant that we wonder if the EC shouldn’t just be folded into the ISOC.

To find out what the EC should be doing, “Nat met with Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam … to discuss the roles and responsibilities of state servants during the upcoming election. It was speculated that the two might also discuss what Prayut could or could not do when he becomes an official electoral candidate.”

We guess he can do whatever he tells the EC he wants to do.

The junta’s election is the junta’s election. It is their election to do whatever they want.


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4 03 2019
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[…] Bangkok Post reports that the junta’s Election Commission has “ruled” that prime minister Gen Prayuth can campaign for his devil party, populated […]

4 03 2019
Not campaigning campaigning | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] Bangkok Post reports that the junta’s Election Commission has “ruled” that prime minister Gen Prayuth can campaign for his devil party, populated […]




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