Tag Archives: corrupt bastards

The puppet NACC

The Bangkok Post has yet another editorial criticizing the National Anti-Corruption Commission. It begins: [The NACC] has reached a crucial fork in the road. Soon, it will have to provide the public with the facts it has uncovered in the probe of the undocumented luxury watches worn by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon. Alternatively, it […]

Keeping tycoons with the junta

We have posted a lot on the military junta’s campaigning and not enough on how The Dictator maintains his relations with the Sino-Thai tycoons. Fortunately, the Bangkok Post has provided some insights on this process. Before getting to that, however, a reminder of how well the really rich have done under the junta. A while […]

Liars and scoundrels II

As well as lying to the public, military dictators can lie to themselves. The Dictator and self-appointed Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has made a series of statements to actors and singers who called on him at Government House that are lies to himself, to the visitors and to the public. First, he “denied he […]

Liars and scoundrels I

About a week ago, PPT pointed to the outrageous lying accompanying the military junta’s election campaigning and its hoovering up of candidates and election fixers, including some previously considered enemies of the military and monarchy. A few days later, in an op-ed at the Bangkok Post, Wasant Techawongtham seemed to have noticed the same lies. […]

Waiting and waiting for the NACC do something … anything

At the risk of being mischievously accused by The Dictator and his Deputy Dictator of having “doctored” a photo – we haven’t – and causing panic – it won’t – we ask again about news of the Deputy Dictator’s case. We at PPT know that asking is enough to cause him a loss of face […]

The junta and big business

The Nikkei Asian Review has an article by Marwaan Macan-Markar that begins the much-needed task of unraveling the military dictatorship’s business dealings. Over almost four years, the junta has quietly gone about reshaping the relationship between the military and business, both state enterprises and Sino-Thai conglomerates. The article refers to a “cosy relationship between Thailand’s […]

Somyos and his money

It was less than a week ago that wealthy former police chief Somyos Pumpanmuang was mentioned in a post. Of course, long-time readers will know that we have been posting on his unusual wealth since it was revealed in 2014. Back in 2017, we asked about the Police General’s positions and wealth. Somyos is head […]