Attacking the EC’s critics II (and the silent coup)

2 04 2019

The Bangkok Post reports more detail about The Dictator’s warnings yesterday. We have decided to post again because Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha was very threatening.

He lambasted what he called “ill-intentioned people” who were “spreading distorted information” in order to “trigger unrest.” In making these points, Prayuth is pre-positioning for a crackdown.

Clipped from Khaosod

At the same time, by running so aggressively on protecting the Election Commission, Gen Prayuth gives the impression that the regime has much to hide about the election.

However, what really caught our attention as Prayuth put the military boot into undefined “ill-intentioned” people. He declared that these people are not just undermining the EC and the junta’s election, but are engaged “in a bid to cause disturbances and undermine religion and the monarchy…”.

When a military thug with a record of murderous, lawless and anti-democratic interventions starts using terminology associated with those interventions, we get concerned.

We can’t help wondering if the election and its results will simply be ignored and that a silent coup is already underway.


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