There’s been quite a few indications that the promised “election” would be delayed from 2017 to 2018. As we have said previously, the military junta has developed an addition to repression and control, meaning that their authoritarian rule is likely to be extended for as long as it desires, especially as opposition has been pretty much neutralized.
A report at the Bangkok Post confirms this delay and indicates how much the military acolytes love the idea.
Chief charter writer Meechai Ruchupan, who for much of his “working” life serving military regimes, has “said he cannot confirm that a general election will take place next year following the regime roadmap…”.
Meechai claimed “it was difficult to assess when the transition from military rule to an elected government would take place.” We are sure that if it was Meechai’s choice, there would never be a “transition” because the people cannot be trusted.
Meanwhile, Surachai Liangboonlertchai, vice-president of the puppet National Legislative Assembly, “said yesterday a general election was unlikely to take place next year as expected.” He predicted mid-2018, but only if “all things going well.”
Happy new year from the junta!