A report at the Bangkok Post has more on the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) and its work to support the junta in stealing its own “election.” The report states that ISOC “will step up its role over the next six months to make people understand about the upcoming election and ask them to support […]

The media is abuzz with the story of The Dictator’s appointments of Sonthaya Khunploem as an adviser on political affairs to the prime minister and his brother Itthiphol as an assistant to the tourism and sports minister. As part of this, one report that seems hilariously frank is at the Bangkok Post and involves Tourism […]

Many readers will have already seen a Prachatai story regarding the Ministry of Culture’s Fine Arts Department history textbook “History of the Thai Nation,” said to have been published in 2015. According to the report, the military junta “asked the department to write the book with the goal of fostering ‘national reconciliation’ and a better […]

On 29 December 2017, The Dictator denied political deals were being done: The prime minister explained on Friday (Dec 29) that he recently went to a golf course for a golf game with some of his friends, including Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, without knowing that the golf course was owned by the Sasomsap family. “They […]

In the past, one of the ways that military regimes established their dominance was by forming political parties or by backing particular political parties, sometimes multiple parties. They do this to gain some supposed legitimacy. All over the world, dictatorial regimes use fake elections to do this, and the Thai military dictatorship is little different. […]

The military dictatorship has been consistent in protecting itself and its bosses, almost as assiduously as it does the monarchy. As “more than a hundred people have been charged in the past two months for exercising their right to freedom of expression by calling for an election to be held this year after almost four […]

PPT has been posting on the military dictatorship’s efforts to manufacture an “election” victory since the junta and its lackeys in various councils, assemblies and committees began carrying out instructions on how to write the constitution for the military’s benefit and to the broader satisfaction of the royalists and other anti-democrats who supported the 2014 […]