Tag Archives: Election Commission

Thanathorn punished by the junta’s EC

For the junta’s puppet Election Commission, the 2019 election is far from over. For the next few months it is likely to seek to further slant the result in favor of the junta’s party and its allies. It will do this by disqualifying and banning MPs and perhaps will even seek to dissolve another party. […]

On stealing the election XIV

It is not just PPT saying that the junta has stolen the 2019 election, aided and abetted by the Election Commission and other no-longer-independent agencies. Here the Bangkok Post and The Economist: The Bangkok Post has an editorial that calls the EC’s party-list allocation a “hijacking”: Whether it is driven by a political agenda or […]

On stealing the election XIII

Within minutes of the Election Commission handing out party list seats to a gaggle of mostly unknown micro-parties, all but one of them have put up their individual hand to give their seat to the junta’s Palang Pracharath. The other party will join “soon.” Perhaps they have to go to the bank first. This situation […]

On stealing the election XII

As expected, the military junta has “won” the “election” it spent five years rigging, but only just and thanks to puppet agencies that went to work massaging the “election” results. After the junta-supporting Constitutional Court ruled that the puppet Election Commission was empowered to decide how to “count” votes for the party list system, the […]

Updated: Feckless fools

The Election Commission is a hastily cobbled together sham and a joke. After the re-run of the “election” in Nakhon Pathom province, on Sunday  EC commissioner Chatchai Chanpraisri announced that “the Future Forward Party had won over the Democrat Party by 65 votes.” The Democrat Party challenged this announcement and provided figures showing its candidate […]

On stealing the election XI

It was recently reported that Puea Thai candidate Surapol Kietchaiyakorn was issued the first-ever orange card by the Election Commission. He was accused of buying votes in Chiang Mai province’s Constituency 8 for making a donation of a clock and 2,000 baht to a senior monk on the day the electoral laws came into effect. […]

Opaque stuff

Of course, under Thailand’s military junta, there’s been a lot of things that is not explained, are  opaque and behind closed doors. Like election results. However, a couple of recent reports deserve mention for their lack of transparency. First, the now more or less broke State Railway of Thailand has “decided to grant the concession […]