Military warning

28 03 2019

The military is warning politicians associated with the parties that say they could form an anti-junta coalition government.

The military leaders and police chief joined together “to announce the post-election stance of the armed forces and the police, saying they supported governance by good people in accordance with the guidelines of King Rama IX.” In fact, it was the current king’s “guidelines,” quoting his dead father.

That’s another statement that Palang Pracharat should form the government and make Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha prime minister for the next 3-4 years.

Their second warning was to these same anti-junta parties, which they believe are all pro-Thaksin Shinawatra, was another royalist battering of Thaksin. That is especially threatening.

Claiming no political motive – buffalo manure – Gen Pornpipat Benjasri, chief of defence forces, confirmed that “the board of the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School alumni foundation had removed the name of Thaksin from the school’s hall of fame and stripped him of his Chak Dao alumni achievement awards.”

This is a message that Thaksin – and those associate with him – are disloyal to the throne. They used this message before the junta’s “election” and are now threatening that they want “good” people – loyalists – not “bad” people like Thaksin.

Gen Pornpipat pointed to Thaksin’s disloyalty, declaring:

I believe that fellow people know the reason well and have seen it through websites and social media. One thing affects military morality and doctrine. If there is offence and unawareness of what is high and low, it is time for us to make a decision….

Another translation:

The media and Thai people may already know that answer from many websites and social media…. But it disturbs the ethics and values of the armed forces is any action that amounts to insulting and disrespecting higher entities.

Not so clear in English translation, but every Thai knows exactly what he’s saying and know the implied threat.

He went on: “The honourable Chak Dao Award is an award of honour. Awardees must retain their honour. If there is proof that any of them cannot do this, we must withdraw it.”

The military is saying Thaksin is disloyal. Those who associate with him are disloyal. No government that includes pro-Thaksin parties will be tolerated. It is a dangerous time for Thailand.


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30 03 2019
Updated: The king “votes” again II | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] The Nation does, Khaosod also observes the connection to the election and the Army’s removal of Thaksin’s “name … from the school’s hall of fame and stripped him of his […]

30 03 2019
Updated: The king “votes” again II | Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] The Nation does, Khaosod also observes the connection to the election and the Army’s removal of Thaksin’s “name … from the school’s hall of fame and stripped him of his […]




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