Tag Archives: ASTV

Libel, defamation and double standards

Remember this from the Bangkok Post on 25 May? The Appeals Court on Wednesday upheld the Criminal Court’s acquittal of former Democrat Party spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut of a charge of defaming former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in comments about her meeting with businessmen at the Four Seasons Hotel in 2012. Chavanond’s claims were meant to […]

Updated: Judicial bias favors lese majeste madness

PPT’s readers should never be surprised by the political bias and gross double standards of the judiciary. At present, its the task assigned to it by the military dictatorship is to clean up a bunch of legal cases that hang over various royalists and to ensure that the political bias of the military dictatorship is […]

Another plan

Almost a week ago PPT posted on chatter about a backroom deal being done to end the current political crisis and move beyond the impasse. We have also posted on Abhisit Vejjajiva’s “plan” and the very similar “plan” proposed by another Democrat Party premiership hopeful, Surin Pitsuwan. There’s a pattern in this: all “plans” and […]

Updated: Barricading Bangkok

Readers might be interested in two pieces of video that show a quiet anti-democracy protest site. The work being done at present is to build barricades, some of which look like pillboxes. Presumably these are preparations for events to come when Suthep Thaugsuban has called for protesters to regroup after a new year holiday and […]

Defending the royalist party

In an earlier post, PPT commented on the failures of the Abhisit Vejjajiva-dominated Democrat Party. As a follow-up, we comment here on an editorial at The Nation defending the Democrat Party. Pointing to recent criticism of the party, the editorial seeks to support Abhisit’s party by dismissing criticism as unfair. For example, it mentions criticism by […]

PAD leaders finally indicted

The Nation reports that 31 leading members of the People’s Alliance for Democracy were finally indicted for besieging Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports in 2008. The report reckons they were protesting against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, which is only partly true as they were attempting to create conditions for a military coup and protesting […]


One of the striking things about the mass of news reports regarding an alleged plot to assassinate Thaksin Shinawatra has been how adamant the mainstream media has been that these rumors must have been manufactured by Thaksin for political gain. This seems reminiscent of the line run when Thaksin was premier and there were several […]