Tag Archives: corrupt bastards

Military and police corruption

Think of all those corruption cases that have been processed by the military dictatorship and those that have simply disappeared into silence and nothingness. On the one hand there are all those cases against members of the former government. On the other there is empty space. Unusual wealth is simply not an issue. Rajabhakti Park? […]

Taxpayer-funded royalism

The effort to “regularize” the junta’s irregular approval of to push through that tower mega-project (worth about half of a Chinese submarine, depending on the price quoted by the Treasury Department), have quickly deteriorated to claims about monarchy, as we predicted. Prachatai reports that the earlier claims about income and tourism have quickly been ditched. […]

The junta and that tower

When we posted on the junta’s proposed erection of a giant tower on prime real estate, we could smell rotting fish. No bidding, no transparency, claims of “public good,” and then the declaration that it all had something to do with the deceased king suggested – no, shouted – that there was funny business. The […]

“Everyone [except the junta] must adhere to the law”

We apologize to readers for continuing with this theme, but the military dictatorship is continuing to make decisions that are extra-legal while demanding that “others” abide by the law. “Others” seems to mean all those the junta deems not on their side. If you are with the junta, it seems you are able to do […]

Updated: Trains, land and all that money

PPT likes trains. We like public transport generally. We acknowledge that Thailand’s public infrastructure has been neglected and that many of the public transport developments that have taken place have been for the middle class in Bangkok. When it comes to rail other than the subway and skytrain, the infrastructure is a crumbling mess. In […]

Secret meetings at the junta’s processing terminal

Readers may recall that four months ago it was reported that an iLaw study pointed to the apparently unconstitutionality of some members of the military junta’s puppet National Legislative Assembly who were being paid large amounts of money for seldom appearing at the NLA. Immediately, the details of “leaves” taken were considered “secret.” At the […]

Bored witless

Forgive us, we are bored by the military dictatorship. It is so, so predictable and so pathetic that we are considering banning it using Article 44. How predictable? Its like putting a sexy dancer in front of a sexy young dancer. You know how he will behave. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) How about the things […]