Tag Archives: Wissanu Krea-ngam

Feudal plaudits

Some time ago, PPT posted on the king’s ordering celebrations of winter that took on a feudal tone. That post mentioned that the public was encouraged to wear “traditional clothes” and 19th century fashions. We were not aware that there was a dress competition. Khaosod reports on that competition. It says that Culture minister Vira […]

Updated: Another promise (that can be broken)

In case you missed it, The Dictator’s “election” has been “postponed” again. While we can’t keep count of all these broken “promises,” we think we can identify another one. The Bangkok Post reports Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, one of the junta’s civilian sock puppets, says that a “general election will be held by February […]

Updated: Election “delayed,” junta prosecuting

Junta lackey lawyer Wissanu Krea-ngam – who’s checking his assets declarations? – has more or less confirmed that the junta’s promised “election” will be “postponed.” He added, that this would be only for “a month or so.” Junta elastic is very stretchy. That can only inflame current political agitation and will bring more attention to […]

Gotcha moments on “elections”

Talk of “elections” continues. One report has a deputy premier – the hopelessly military entangled “legal expert” Wissanu Krea-ngam saying local elections would be “held within 45 days of bills to amend six laws relating to regional governing bodies being enacted…”. That’s meaningless, and anyway, it will be The Dictator who decides. And if it […]

Updated: The local elections ploy

The six questions ploy was used a couple of days ago. Described in the Bangkok Post as one question from General Prayuth Chan-ocha: “Is everybody all right with my staying around as leader indefinitely to keep politicians in their proper place, by which I mean under our boots?”, the questions caused angst among those who […]

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 […]

Junta learning from China

Over the years, there have been efforts to suggest that various Thai leaders in politics and the economy have turned to China in part for reasons of ethnic loyalty. Certainly, several Thai leaders have been of Chinese extraction and some Sino-Thai tycoons at CP and the Bangkok Bank (to name just two) have been early […]