On stealing the election VII

10 04 2019

As we posted a week ago, as well as going after Future Forward’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the junta is also chasing after Piyabutr Saengkanokkul. This is because the party did better than expected in the “election” and the junta is either going to dissolve the party – by having the Election Commission and Constitutional Court do it – or to “advertise” that the party is “dangerous” and that it could not possibly be allowed to join a governing coalition.

The Bangkok Post reports that Piyabutr”has been summoned to hear charges of computer crime and contempt of court involving a video clip of him reading the party’s statement on the court’s decision to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart party in early March.”

As in Thanathorn’s case, the complaint against Piyabutr is directly by the junta and filed by Col Burin Thongprapai. He is accused of quite ridiculous and concocted charges of “contempt of court and importing into a computer system information that may undermine national security or create frighten the public the computer crime law.”

Piyabutr is expected to meet police on Tuesday.

The junta is looking remarkably desperate and has abandoned all pretense of having a “free and fair election” – a fantasy from beginning to end – and is now openly and brazenly rigging the result. Claims that the 2019 election is the dirtiest ever are being made to look accurate by the hamfisted and blunt actions of the military junta.

PPT has long said the junta is illegal based on its overthrow of a constitution. Now it is just a pack of thugs and bandits.


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