EC lacks spine

23 02 2019

The Nation reports that the Election Commission has declared that there “is no law barring Prime Minister [Gen] Prayut Chan-o-cha, as the PM candidate for Phalang Pracharat Party, from joining the electoral debate…”.

This is the same Gen Prayuth who makes campaign speeches on all television stations each Friday and the same prime minister who has doled out billions in vote procuring policies for Palang Pracharath.

The EC’s deputy secretary-general Sawaeng Boonmee “chose not to confirm whether or not the premier could join the debate, saying only that there was no law barring him as a PM candidate from doing so.”

EC like jelly before the junta

Phalang Pracharat is keen for The Dictator to spend even more time campaigning for his party. That’s according to party executive Buddhipongse Punnakanta. Last week, he was government spokesman.

The conflicts of interest between Palang Pracharath and the junta are so substantial that everyone in the country knows that the party and junta are electoral cheats.

Even the EC knows this, but it remains in search of its spine.

 

 


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26 02 2019
Prayuth and the tangles of deception | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] a few days ago, we posted on a report that the EC had declared that there “is no law barring Prime Minister [Gen] Prayut […]

26 02 2019
Prayuth and the tangles of deception | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] a few days ago, we posted on a report that the EC had declared that there “is no law barring Prime Minister [Gen] Prayut […]