The Bangkok Post had an interesting web-based headline (see the clip below). The point was clear: it is the military wanting control into the future.
The National Legislative Assembly has voted to add a question to the upcoming junta referendum on the junta charter.
The wrinkle in this for the junta is that this question will mean that if it is accepted in the referendum and the charter is also accepted, then the latter will need to be modified to manage the junta’s ongoing interference in who rules Thailand.
That’s because the draft charter gives the House of Representatives or Assembly the task of selecting the premier. That isn’t what the junta wants. They want it all.