Tag Archives: Thaksin Shinawatra

Dull, lawless and Mafia-like

Readers will recall the dastardly Shinawatra plot to “buy votes” with 1-page paper calendars. This was an existential threat for the junta, despite the fact that it has poured trillions of baht into “buying votes” and completely dominates the political scene. While junta thugs admitted that these terribly threatening calendars were not illegal, according to […]

All used up

When the royalist establishment deemed it crucial that it oppose elected governments, it supported the creation of “movements” with allegedly “charismatic” leaders, using “civil society” to bring down those governments. Backing them were royalists from business, including the giant conglomerates, and the military. First there was Sondhi Limthongkul and the People’s Alliance for Democracy. It […]

Shocking calendars threaten regime stability

It was only a bit over a week ago that the junta’s automaton deputy police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul got upset about a rap song that attacked his brothers in the military dictatorship and all they stood for. He declared that the rappers had probably broken the law and threatened them and those sharing the popular […]

Expect what you’ve got

The former Thaksinista who has become the leading light and ideas man for the dullards leading the military junta, Somkid Jatusripitak, has told the Forbes Global CEO Conference in Bangkok to expect The Dictator prime minister to be the (s)elected prime minister Dictator following the junta’s rigged election. The Deputy Prime Minister, known as leader […]

Orders issued to the Election Commission

Reflecting a developing view that the Puea Thai Party might just snatch the largest number of seats in the junta’s rigged election, Deputy Dictator Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has “urged the Election Commission (EC) to look into whether fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has control over the affairs of the Pheu Thai Party from abroad…”. The […]

Thaksin talks elections

Thaksin Shinawatra haunts the military junta. In several ways, he is there reason for being and for much of what they have done since seizing political power. It is Thaksin who they view as the enemy. It is Thaksin they seek to defeat in their “election.” So when he speaks, despite their hatred and fears, […]

When the junta rigs elections III

The rigging of the election involves the movement of trusted junta underlings into positions that can have influence over the “election.” A recent report identifies the ways the police have been manipulated. Of course, the military has long mistrusted the police and the junta saw it as a nest of Thaksinite traitors. But over more […]