Tag Archives: National Legislative Assembly

Updated: Delaying tactics

The Dictator has ” denied the military regime was conspiring to delay next February’s election via potential plans to submit a poll-related bill [on MPs] to the Constitutional Court for a ruling on its validity.” The Bangkok Post reports Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha is refusing to send the MP bill for royal approval while the puppet […]

May is the new February

Some well-connected members of the puppet National Legislative Assembly seem to be seeking another three months of “election” delay, effectively from February to May. Six days after the NLA passed the organic bills on members of the Assembly and Senators, junta legal lackey and long-time anti-democrat “Meechai Ruchupan, the head constitution writer who helped draft […]

Updated: Pro-election junta vs. pro-election activists

Not all elections are equal and nor are calls for elections considered equal. In the land of the double standard, consider the cases of “pro-election” protesters and the (now, for the moment) “pro-election” junta. The Nation reports that some 50 “pro-election protesters have reported themselves to police and denied all charges filed against them.” Forty-three […]

New election promise

The junta is feeling oodles of political pressure. Around 48 hours after The Nation reported that The Dictator decreed that he “will call a meeting of relevant parties to discuss and decide an appropriate and acceptable date for the next general election,” he’s set a date himself. The Bangkok Post reports that “[Gen] Prayut Chan-o-cha […]

Updated: Another excuse for delaying the junta’s election?

Can the junta have its “election” without a new Election Commission? We are not sure what the answer is, but we were staggered by the report in Prachatai that: On 22 February 2018, the junta’s National Legislative Assembly voted to reject the seven candidates for new Election Commission of Thailand (ECT). A candidate must receive […]

Election (and) time and “deadlines”

The general election will take place after all election-related laws are promulgated. That’s the word from The Dictator. But don’t ask him when that will be. Unbelievably, not least because the laws are all being considered by handpicked junta hacks and cronies, General Prayuth Chan-ocha is now coy on a date. Are we the only […]

Lies and elections

A junta spokesman has declared that his bosses are “confident the international community will understand the reason behind the postponement of a national election.” Deputy Government Spokesperson Lt Gen Werachon Sukondhapatipak explained that the junta’s minions are “informing the world community of a possible delay in holding the next election…”. They won’t be telling the […]