Tag Archives: Piyabutr Saengkanokkul

Further updated: On stealing the election X

Junta efforts to be rid of Future Forward have centered on Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and Piyabutr Saengkanokkul. The junta’s efforts have been cheered by anti-democrats who have decided and/or been convinced that Future Forward is, variously, far too progressive, republican and/or Thaksinite. Thanathorn has faced several accusations, some being investigated by the Election Commission and some […]

Updated: The junta’s political crisis

A day or so ago, the Bangkok Post reported that “legal expert” to the junta, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, told the Election Commission that it should seek to have the Constitutional Court delay the date the EC is meant to announce the 95% election result. We immediately recalled that the “election” itself was delayed […]

Updated: On stealing the election IX

Our series on stealing the election began with a post on Future Forward’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and the military junta’s rabid attack, concocting a sedition charge. Our ninth post in the series is about the other rabid effort to alter the election outcome. That is, charging Future Forward’s Piyabutr Saengkanokkul with computer crimes and contempt of […]

On stealing the election VII

As we posted a week ago, as well as going after Future Forward’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the junta is also chasing after Piyabutr Saengkanokkul. This is because the party did better than expected in the “election” and the junta is either going to dissolve the party – by having the Election Commission and Constitutional Court do […]

Reacting to thugs

Ongoing efforts to work over Future Foward’s Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and to force a particular “election” outcome, there have been some interesting responses. Surasak Glahan, who is deputy op-ed editor at the Bangkok Post, writes of Army commander Gen Apirat Kongsompong, accusing him of “hate speech.” He rightly blames Gen Apirat’s “controversial remarks” as exacerbating “political […]

On stealing the election II

Social media reports are that Future Forward’s secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has also been hit by a charge. This follows the sedition charge against party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. It is get nastier by the hour.

Updated: Battle lines drawn

In our last post we at PPT worried about a “silent coup.” That coup just got very bellicose. The Bangkok Post reports that Army chief and junta secretary-general Gen Apirat Kongsompong has gone nuclear in attacking just about everyone the junta fears and hates. First, sounding like a throwback to the Cold War, Gen Apirat […]