Two recent news reports mention Suthep Thaugsuban and his People’s Democratic Reform Committee. The report that got most attention was about Suthep and his anti-democrat colleague Paiboon Nititawan seeking changes to the organic law governing political parties, arguing for “fairness” for all parties. As all commentators have noted, this is an attempt to delay the “elections.” […]

The military dictatorship has repeatedly used the judiciary to harass its political opponents. It has also repeatedly used this harassment against individuals. It is at it again. One such case is Arnon Nampa, a human rights lawyer who is also anti-junta and a member of Resistant Citizen. He is associated with Thai Lawyers for Human […]

We were interested to read a Bangkok Post report that the “Supreme Court has halved two prison terms given to red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan for accusing former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of ordering soldiers to kill protesters” in 2009. The bit of the report that interested us was the reason the court provided for refusing […]

As more pressure comes on the Deputy Dictator and Minister for Bling, General Prawit Wongsuwan, The Dictator continues his campaigning for the unannounced election and his continuing premiership. While free and fair elections are impossible under the junta’s rules (take note at the EU Council), General Prayuth Chan-ocha continues to campaign for “election.” Dancing at […]

We at PPT have long posted on the injustices, illegal actions and double standards of the justice system. Usually our posts on this topic have to do with the manipulation of the lese majeste law for political ends. Sometimes we have posted on the other “legal” means that the junta has used to jail and […]

King Vajiralongkorn’s reign has been characterized by fear and secrecy. The fear has spread throughout society. Fear of getting on the wrong side of a powerful man said to be vicious and cruel. Fear of his enforcers, including the junta. Fear of doing the wrong thing. Fear of the royalists patrolling royal boundaries. Fear of […]

The Dictator has vigorously defended his Deputy Dictator, seeming to blame the media for General Prawit Wongsuwan’s bling problem and accusing it of seeking to split the two dictatorial generals. General Prawit, who has so far failed to “submit a letter clarifying the acquisition of the watch and ring to the NACC…”, was defended by […]