Updated: Gangsters

Thailand is a country in the hands of gangsters and thugs.

Police General Chakthip Chaijinda, the police chief, has confirmed this.

According to Prachatai and other news outlets, on Saturday 7 May, the chief of police threatened all anti-junta activists, warning them that “their family members can be prosecuted, just like Patnaree Charnkij, an activist’s mother who has been charged under the lèse majesté law.”

Chakthip said his junta had “repeatedly and clearly explained the country’s roadmap to the public. Everyone was happy with it, except Patnaree’s son, Sirawith Seritiwat, aka ‘Ja New’, an activist from Resistant Citizen and the New Democracy Movement, and his friends, who were stubborn and disobeyed the junta. ”

This thug then brazenly declared:

“I want everyone to take Ja New (Sirawith) as an example. All politicians and other activists who previously took part in political movements are now in the place they’re supposed to be because they violated the law…”.

How much lower can the junta go? We suspect we have yet to  see the worst from this gang of thugs.

Update: Not only is the military junta a gang served by thugs, but by lying thugs. Despite the clarity of the statements above by Police General Chakthip, the Bangkok Post reports that junta spokesman Col Piyapong Klinpan “insisted the regime had not brought the charge to silence its critics.” Clearly, Piyapong has been sent out to lie for his bosses.

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