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Money for nothing II

In a post a little while ago, PPT had the story of puppet legislators missing in inaction at the National Legislative Assembly. We mentioned Prachatai’s report of an iLaw study of the apparently unconstitutionality of some members of the military junta’s puppet National Legislative Assembly. We used the word “apparently” because the details of “leaves” […]

Money for nothing

Many readers will have already seen Prachatai’s report on the iLaw study of the apparently unconstitutionality of some members of the military junta’s puppet National Legislative Assembly. We say “apparently” because the details of “leaves” taken are considered “secret.” The point made by iLaw – Prachatai’s report doesn’t seem to get it quite right – […]

Busy “adviser”

Perhaps if the Office of the Ombudsman paid Metropolitan Police chief Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn 50,000 baht a month, he might have been able to supply it with the documentation on his monthly payment from Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s ThaiBev. Instead, the “busy” General “has asked the Ombudsman for another month to explain his paid advisory […]

Planes, trains and beer

What do planes, trains and beer have in common? The answer is they are all great money spinners. On planes, despite the junta having ordered that only one agency deal with the poor, confused British Serious Fraud Office, multiple agencies are still trying to appear that they are doing something about money-spinning corruption. The Bangkok […]

Odd views

A while ago we posted on how palace propaganda was seeking to change some of the old narratives to cope with a new monarch. That post was about how an old network of tame authors and journalists prepared to continue their work of mythologizing the monarchy was being prodded and paid into action. Some of […]

Still more corruption cases

After the recent reports – all from foreign jurisdictions – of corruption, it seems someone had the bright idea of searching the websites for more cases of corrupt practices in Thailand. Hey presto! There’s another one. A report in The Nation refers to the junta’s puppet National Legislative Assembly (NLA) declaring that its unusually wealthy […]

The Bangkok Post on corruption

PPT has been posting quite a lot on corruption. Of course, we skim our posts from a limited set of Thailand sources and sometimes international reports. We are not doing anything more than highlighting stories already in the media and adding a bit of background and detail where we can. With yet more stories of […]