Tag Archives: Puea Thai 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 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. […]

The “election” saga drags on

Now more than a month since the junta’s “election,” the efforts to rejig the result are so slow that “delay” is a word increasingly used. In this slow-motion election result, some recent decisions reveal the path being ever so slowly taken. The Constitutional Court has refused to hear the Election Commission’s petition on the calculation […]

Reactionary anti-democrats

Because the military regime’s five years of political manipulation seems to have been unsuccessful in convincing voters, anti-democrats are becoming panicked. Those anti-democrats who populate the elite are exasperated at having tried again and again since 2006 to turn Thailand on the royalist path to Thai-style democracy and failed.The junta’s “election” is just the latest […]

Election crisis

PPT recently posted on the resurrection of the notion of a “national government.” The interesting thing about this hackneyed nonsense was the admission that Thailand faced a political crisis. An opinion piece at The Nation is disparaging: Moves to engineer a pseudo-deadlock to justify ‘neutral’ rule ignore the will of voters…. A so-called national unity […]

On stealing the election V

Does the military junta want to crush Future Forward? You bet it does. And, even if it can’t do that, it wants to fan hatred and yellow-shirted partisanship so that even if the party managed to get into government with a coalition of Puea Thai and others, the movement to oust it would already be […]

Using “loyalty” against Future Forward

Readers will no doubt recall that, prior to the junta’s “election,” there were a blizzard of complaints to the Election Commission regarding the Future Forward Party. The allegations included claims that Future Forward was insufficiently royal or even anti-monarchy. At the time, we speculated that the junta’s polling, usually done by military agencies like ISOC, […]