Tag Archives: corrupt bastards

Watching and waiting

In the land of the military dictatorship, double standards are the guiding principle when it comes to law. While there were similar patterns seen in the past, it needs to be remembered that the junta seized the state in the 2014 coup and expelled an elected government publicly trumpeting the need for reform, its opposition […]

Updated: Defining the junta by its double standards

One of the defining characteristics of this military regime has been its double standards. While the temporary cessation of the planned coal-fired power station in the south is good news for the environment and represents a victory of sorts for the local villagers and supporting activists, this outcome demonstrates the regime’s embedded double standards. The […]

Unraveling

As tensions rise, the military dictatorship appears to be unraveling while also threatening more dangerous responses. One part of the unraveling involves the junta’s cabinet. The Dictator has had to be hosing down unguarded (?) comments by Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin who criticized Thailand’s politicians and bureaucrats as lacking ethics. In particular, he singled out […]

Updated: Watching and waiting

On one watch front, the luxury front – the news is… well, no news. The Nation reports that National Anti-Corruption Commission President Pol Gen Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit declared that the NACC’s “secretary-general has not yet updated the corruption-fighting body about whether Deputy PM [Gen] Prawit Wongsuwan has submitted his third try at an explanation about his […]

Election (and) time and “deadlines”

The general election will take place after all election-related laws are promulgated. That’s the word from The Dictator. But don’t ask him when that will be. Unbelievably, not least because the laws are all being considered by handpicked junta hacks and cronies, General Prayuth Chan-ocha is now coy on a date. Are we the only […]

Further updated: More junta corruption

Long-time readers will know that PPT has had considerable commentary on former police chief General  Somyos Pumpanmuang. Much of that commentary had to do with corruption. General Somyos is now head of the Thailand Football Association,  where he claims to be battling corruption involving match-fixing. What a joke. The fox is in charge of the […]

Prawit digs in

General Prawit Wongsuwan, the Deputy Dictator, isn’t going anywhere. Confirming himself as the target for increasing anti-junta action, Prawit has let it be known that millions of baht’s worth of luxury watches is no reason for one of the “great” and the “good” to consider public opinion. Defense Ministry Spokesman Lt Gen Khongcheep Tantrawanit said […]