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Prayuth's Ex-deputy says Junta leader shouldn't be PM again

By Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer

 

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Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, and Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula in 2014.

 

BANGKOK — A former Deputy Prime Minister under Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s first administration launched a scathing attack on the premier Monday detailing why he wouldn’t support his former boss to become PM again after elections.

 

Writing for Isranews Agency and Daily News in a long article, Pridiyathorn Devakula cited eight reasons for which he wouldn’t support Prayuth to become an elected prime minister. These included lack of fiscal discipline – particularly on military spending – close ties with China at the expense of Thailand, reinforcing military supremacy over civilians, nepotism and lack of will to do the right thing.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2018/12/24/prayuths-ex-deputy-says-junta-leader-shouldnt-be-pm-again/

 
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15 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

These included lack of fiscal discipline  particularly on military spending – close ties with China at the expense of Thailand, reinforcing military supremacy over civilians, nepotism and lack of will to do the right thing.

The one at the bottom is the cherry on the cake .. 

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

Pridiyathorn Devakula cited eight reasons for which he wouldn’t support Prayuth to become an elected prime minister.

I can think of 69 Million reasons why he shouldn't be an elected Prime Minister. Every one being a citizen of the country who all deserve someone significantly better. Thailand has gone backwards in pretty much every respect possible under this Government.

None of the promises to stamp out corruption have shown any fruition whatsoever, in fact, it has generally got significantly worse.

Submarines for a gulf too shallow in most places for them to go is but one example of stupid, stupid spending, when the country could use the cash way better for its people.

Freedom of speech is a thing of the past.

Sucking up to China, a country that seeks total domination over the whole region is really retarded.

I cannot actually think of a single redeeming factor for Prayut and the sooner the country gets shot of him the better.

And the same goes for his fat, untrustworthy, bling wearing (I borrowed it from someone dead), sidekick too.

 

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29 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

I can think of 69 Million reasons why he shouldn't be an elected Prime Minister. Every one being a citizen of the country who all deserve someone significantly better. Thailand has gone backwards in pretty much every respect possible under this Government.

None of the promises to stamp out corruption have shown any fruition whatsoever, in fact, it has generally got significantly worse.

Submarines for a gulf too shallow in most places for them to go is but one example of stupid, stupid spending, when the country could use the cash way better for its people.

Freedom of speech is a thing of the past.

Sucking up to China, a country that seeks total domination over the whole region is really retarded.

I cannot actually think of a single redeeming factor for Prayut and the sooner the country gets shot of him the better.

 

Not that you are about to get an argument from me, I would point out that Prayuth is a symptom, not the cause. If it hadn't have been him pulling the coup, it would have been somebody else. The result(s) would have been the same.

Me, I hate everything he stands for more so than Prayuth the man.

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10 minutes ago, baboon said:

Not that you are about to get an argument from me, I would point out that Prayudth is a symptom, not the cause. If it hadn't have been him pulling the coup, it would have been somebody else. The result(s) would have been the same.

Me, I have everything he stands for more so than Prayudth the man.

You mean the old fart leading the Privy Council

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Just now, holy cow cm said:

You mean the old fart leading the Privy Council

I mean all Thai blue blood and old money. Look at them, with their crisp uniforms and sanctimonious leers, as they hand out medals and decorations to one another. It's enough to make you vomit.

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If the poll I was reading earlier is correct, the pro junta party is hovering around 5% of the vote.

If that holds true at the polls, Prayuts departure could be on the horizon.

If, he doesn't cheat and have the "results" already printed out, ready to give to a disbelieving population and world.

Lot of ifs in there!' The place is crazy, so God only knows what will happen, but it isn't going to get any better, for anyone apart from those at the trough, until Thailand is well rid of the current administration.

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Ex-Cabinet colleague says Prayut unfit to be the PM

By THE NATION

 

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THE PRIME MINISTER and a pro-junta political party are on the defensive, amid increased criticism and scrutiny of a pro-junta party in the run-up to the general election.

 

PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday rejected allegations of nepotism and abuse of power by his former Cabinet member, MR Pridiyathorn Devakula, according to Government Spokesman Buddhipong Punnakanta.

 

“The prime minister rejects all forms of corruption and he has ordered strict punishment for any wrongdoings, regardless of the wrongdoers,” Buddhipong said. 

 

“He is not affected by any attempts to malign him and is still determined to serve the country and the people.”

 

Pridiyathorn is a former governor of the Bank of Thailand who had served as deputy prime minister in charge of economic affairs in the Prayut government’s first Cabinet.

 

In a personal post yesterday, Pridiyathorn alleged that Phalang Pracharat Party was set up to pave the way for General Prayut to retain political power. He also accused the government of grabbing an unfair advantage over other political parties by wooing votes using the state budget and handout projects.

 

Pridiyathorn outlined eight reasons why he did not want General Prayut to return as prime minister after the election.

 

These included the junta chief’s indecisiveness, his aggressiveness and lack of manners. He mentioned that Prayut was once referred to as “a clown” by foreign media.

 

The government spokesman said yesterday that Pridiyathorn’s allegations were inaccurate due to his mistaken understanding over the matters in his list.

 

Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan yesterday said Pridiyathorn’s allegations were baseless and originated from his “personal dislike” of certain government figures.

 

“He doesn’t like some people personally,” General Prawit said, adding that the dislike developed after Pridiyathorn left the post-coup government.

 

Meanwhile, the Election Commission (EC) is investigating allegations involving the pro-junta Phalang Pracharat regarding a recent fundraising dinner and the issuance of government welfare cards in exchange for party memberships.

 

EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma said yesterday that he expected the results of the investigation to be |available within 30 to 60 days.

 

Jarungvith said the agency did not discuss the issue related to the welfare card and Phalang Pracharat Party yesterday. However, the investigation is underway with EC deputy secretary-general Dusadee Pornsuksawas looking into the matter, he said.

 

Because the action could be viewed as evidence in a video clip, the EC could immediately take the matter into its hands without anybody having to file a complaint, Jarungvith said. 

 

The EC is also looking into a previously reported matter of Phalang Pracharat allegedly collecting people’s ID cards, the official said. 

 

Regarding the controversial fundraising dinner by Phalang Pracharat, Jarungvith said the party was preparing to clarify the source of the donations. It has 30 days after receiving the money to do so, he added.

 

General Prayut said yesterday during his visit to Nonthaburi province that welfare cards are issued by the government and not by politicians. He added that there were attempts to portray this project as political.

 

Earlier, a video clip posted on social media showed people claiming that they had been forced to apply for membership of Phalang Pracharat in order to get their welfare cards, which entitled them to certain handouts and benefits.

 

Thai Raksa Chart Party’s key figure, Ruangkrai Leekitwattana, yesterday said such an act was against the law and was liable to a penalty, including the possibility of the violating party being disbanded.

 

Prawit said a man who told villagers in Yasothon on Saturday that they needed to apply for membership of Phalang Pracharat to get their welfare cards had been arrested and questioned. “We still don’t know if he is a party figure or a member of an anti-government group,” he told reporters.

 

Yasothon Governor Nikorn Suksai told a press conference yesterday that this matter could have been caused by a misunderstanding. 

 

He said officials distributed welfare cards to eligible local residents at a temple in Loeng Nok Tha district on Saturday. On the following day, a political party held its activity at the same location, he added.

 

“The local EC office is seeking facts about the claim of party membership in exchange for welfare cards,” the governor said.

 

In a related development, Phalang Pracharat deputy spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana claimed the party has come under attack because it has gained much support from the public due to its attractive policy platforms.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30361073

 
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10 hours ago, baboon said:

Not that you are about to get an argument from me, I would point out that Prayuth is a symptom, not the cause. If it hadn't have been him pulling the coup, it would have been somebody else. The result(s) would have been the same.

Me, I hate everything he stands for more so than Prayuth the man.

Your astute and simple statement seems to be one that no one cares to really understand - 

As the punditry and analytics become quite predictable and redundant, as few really know the culture, history, and most certainly how things cycle here - instead, relying on reshaping/imagining the golden land into some sort of odd Western entity that they might recognize. The failures are much too frequent and numbered.

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Can Thailand move forward ? Not with a junta under a general who spent a trillion baht over 5 years just to maintain order in the streets ! And it was only going to be 6 months before the drug of power was so addictive!


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10 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

You mean the old fart leading the Privy Council

...Indeed.

As that position doesn't wield the influence that it once did.

 

Old Fart might suggest a twisted metaphor, of sorts.

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The disaster will continue and Thais will become poorer over time. Notice how many Thais want to borrow money is increasing? It’s always been an issue but much worse now. It’s gping to get worse before sound economic management is in place.

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11 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

let the acid rain burn on their heads and spoil their bs parade

they could always take a one day lease on red square... probably got enough brownie points for a decent discount

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25 minutes ago, tifino said:

they could always take a one day lease on red square... probably got enough brownie points for a decent discount

If the military divided as many are hoping for, we would hope the non junta military side would have the best brigades of the fire power in the Army and Airforce. He who has the bigger gun will dominate. Although the USA was good at getting independence using wit and will.

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2 minutes ago, holy cow cm said:

If the military divided as many are hoping for, we would hope the non junta military side would have the best brigades of the fire power in the Army and Airforce. He who has the bigger gun will dominate. Although the USA was good at getting independence using wit and will.

 

...ok :intheclub: let's sit back and watch to see who they Revere the most?

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