Tag Archives: military dictatorship

A decade of PPT

A decade has passed for Political Prisoners in Thailand. We admit our huge disappointment that we are still active after all these years. By this, we mean that PPT should have gone the way of the dinosaurs, being unnecessary as Thailand’s political prisoners, its military dictatorship and political repression would have been a thing of […]

The Economist on the king

The Economist’s story on Thailand this week will be banned in Thailand. It deserves to be widely read, so we reproduce it in full: A royal pain As the army and politicians bicker, Thailand’s king amasses more power He appoints generals, patriarchs and executives, and disposes of crown property as he pleases 3 Jan 2019 […]

Fears for Surachai I

Activists and human rights advocates remain deeply concerned about the fate of red shirt and anti-monarchist Surachai Danwattananusorn or Surachai Sae Dan who disappeared about two weeks ago from his home-in-exile, together with two comrades. His disappearance remains largely unmentioned in the mainstream media. Khaosod reports the discovery of a mutilated body found on the […]

The nonsensical notion of a free and fair election

We hope that the junta and its devil parties get smashed in the upcoming “election.” At the moment, we don’t think this outcome is very likely because of the huge manipulation and cheating that has gone on under the military dictatorship, which has expended truckloads of money, unbounded repression and a filing cabinet of laws […]

Abuse of power over many decades

A couple of days ago, The Nation reported that the  National Human Rights Commission Chair What Tingsamitr, recalling that Thailand had been one of the first nations to ratify the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, continues to have a serious human rights  problem. While What mentioned several groups “responsible” for for human rights abuses, this […]

Burying Constitution Day

With all of the palace propaganda going on, it was almost impossible to notice that 10 December is Constitution Day in Thailand. Of course, the anti-democrats, royalists and military junta have little time for the basic law, especially when it was delivered by the People’s Party in 1932. Interestingly, after struggling through the royal propaganda […]

Updated: The Dictator in full campaign mode

The Dictator has been campaigning for some time. He’s been campaigning for his own transition from military dictator-cum-prime-minister at the head of a military junta to military-backed dictator-cum-prime-minister at the head of a regime produced by the junta’s rigged election. That campaigning has increasingly come to mean stumping for the devil Palang Pracharath Party and […]