Tag Archives: Preecha Chan-ocha

Many micro-parties = The Dictator

The “election” strategy that the military dictatorship seems to be favoring revolves around the formation and/or co-opting of as many parties as possible. The strategy seems to be based on a thought that the many parties will come together to support the only likely “outsider.” The use of this term signifies an “election”-shy candidate. This […]

Puppet NACC and the junta’s damage

The Bangkok Post has an important editorial that makes demands that demonstrate the abject failure of the puppet National Anti-Corruption Commission. It says the: …saga of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and his rich collection of wristwatches has passed into farce. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has used up its last crumb of credibility. The […]

Updated: Pots and kettles II

In another pots and kettles post, we have to comment on The Dictator’s claims reported in the Bangkok Post recently. The self-appointed prime minister “urged all sectors of Thai society not to tolerate corruption…”. He added that “Thai people must reject and no longer tolerate any kind of corruption.” General Prayuth Chan-ocha then said: “I […]

Only double standards II

Back at the end of October, the Bangkok Post ran what seems to us like an advertorial on the National Anti-Corruption Commission. We say it is an advertorial because it is full of glosses, fibs and outright lies. On the 18th anniversary of its establishment, the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission is a failure. […]

Meechai the nepotist

Since the 2014 military coup, there have been several cases of nepotism involving the junta and its various puppet bodies. Back in 2016, The Dictator was defending his brother General Preecha Chan-ocha against allegations of nepotism after a leaked memo revealed that the permanent secretary for defense had secured a military post for his son […]

Nepotism, face and boredom

The Bangkok Post reports that the nephew of General Prayuth Chan-ocha and son of General Preecha Chan-ocha “has resigned from military service following criticism of nepotism over his appointment to an officer position…”. Readers might recall that (the briefly, but forever holding the title) Sub Lt Patipat Chan-ocha was appointed to the “3rd Army’s Civil […]

NACC bias

At PPT we have long observed that the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is a tool of the ruling junta. Now it seems the Bangkok Post has also seen this politicization of a supposed “independent agency.” Noting that several of its cases “have now reached the judicial stage” and that it is “actively digging into more […]