The American media has been in a spin because wealthy businessman Donald Trump claims the election is rigged and that he may not accept the results. He’s also highly critical of “politicians” and the corruption he says they preside over. Of course, we at PPT don’t know anything much about U.S. politics but we do […]

The fawning and treacly accolades continue for the deceased monarch. One of the more interesting tributes is from the boxing world with parallels between boxing and monarchy. The dead king has been credited with a remarkable array of skills and exploits. One might imagine – and that is what people do – that anything and […]

We guess it should not be any surprise at all, but after years of trying, a report at Prachatai indicates that, by using the death of the king and the extraordinarily gushing reporting that is appearing, the military dictatorship has finally signed up some of the big, global, internet firms to the junta’s parochial, nasty […]

At the same time that the military regime is using the late monarch and the period of mourning for political purpose, it is also accused of not being sufficiently monarchist. It has spent a week trying to smother a royalist social media campaign that declares the junta disloyal for “ordering the removal of the late […]

Khaosod reports on yet another defining statement by The Dictator. General Prayuth Chan-ocha declares: “The media should not write about politics these days, because we don’t have politics these days…”. Prayuth’s antipathy towards elected politicians is well known. “Good” people, the people of Prayuth’s ilk and other royalists apparently do not engage in “politics” and […]

As expected for some time, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been “fined” 35.7 billion baht or more than $1 billion, over her government’s rice program. The Bangkok Post reports that the military junta has notified her of the “fine.” In fact, it is reported that the order is for  “her assets to be seized.” […]

Following from our post yesterday, it is becoming clear that the post-death lese majeste action is shifting from vigilante mobs to the military dictatorship. On the one hand, if there is a decline in mob vigilantism, this might be considered somewhat positive. On the other, the military’s state hardly needs encouragement to enforce the feudal […]