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Foreign Ministry defends dissolution verdict, urges foreign bodies to respect Thai sovereignty

By The Nation

 

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Thailand’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday defended the constitutional and legal process which led to the dissolution of the Future Forward Party even as countries and international organisations raised concerns over Friday’s verdict by the Constitutional Court. 

 

In a statement, the ministry said: “Thailand has noted the interest of some countries in a legal offence case which led to the dissolution of the Future Forward Party by a ruling of the Constitutional Court on February 21.

 

“Such a ruling was carried out within the country’s constitutional process, in accordance with the constitutional law and the Organic Law on Political Parties BE 2560 (2017), without prejudice to the nature of offence and its perpetrators. It should also be noted in this context that the Constitution did pass the referendum and served as the guiding legal principle for all political parties that participated in the previous general election.

 

“While remaining committed to strengthening democratic values and political pluralism, we trust all friends of Thailand would, in full respect of our sovereignty, render usual support to the exercise of the country’s supreme law of the land just as we do in reciprocity with all members of the international community.”

 

The ministry’s response follows criticism from the embassies of the United States and Canada in Bangkok, the European Union in Brussels and international rights groups, who have raised concerns over the dissolution of the Future Forward Party, arguing that the verdict risks disenfranchising the rights of over six million voters who had voted for the party in the March general election. The Thai court verdict was seen as a setback for political pluralism.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382685

 

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25 minutes ago, webfact said:

“While remaining committed to strengthening democratic values and political pluralism, we trust all friends of Thailand would, in full respect of our sovereignty, render usual support to the exercise of the country’s supreme law of the land just as we do in reciprocity with all members of the international community.”

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keep going, it's ok. As the world becomes smaller and smaller with social media advancing evermore, the world is seeing how ridiculous you are, and how far behind everything is here. The only place left for you to run will be in the arms of the Chinese daddy 

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Not defending the dictatorial antics here, but I find it ironic & funny that the US are lecturing Thailand about democracy, with all the <deleted> that's going on there with the Orange buffoon and his band of crooks.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Such a ruling was carried out within the country’s constitutional process

And therein lies the crux of the problem ...

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

While remaining committed to strengthening democratic values and political pluralism, we trust all friends of Thailand would, in full respect of our sovereignty,

what drivel; call it what it was: the military-based government striking down it's only real opponent

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

It should also be noted in this context that the Constitution did pass the referendum and served as the guiding legal principle for all political parties that participated in the previous general election

".... served as the guiding legal principle for all political parties ...."

 With that said, all parties and members should be put to the test and have the Constitutional Court rule, "without prejudice to the nature of offence and its perpetrators".

The key word here being "without prejudice" and without bias.

 

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'...Organic Law on Political Parties BE 2560 (2017), without prejudice...' Now let me think...who was ruling Thailand in 2017...wouldn't have been the Junta by any chance?

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1 hour ago, Das Boot said:

Not defending the dictatorial antics here, but I find it ironic & funny that the US are lecturing Thailand about democracy, with all the <deleted> that's going on there with the Orange buffoon and his band of crooks.

Agree, let the Thai people deal with their ruling class.

I don't see any nation who can claim moral superiority.

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The political class and elite don't " respect" most thai's and certainly not people who don't vote the way he wants , so lecturing about respect about "Thai sovereignty " shows what a lying Hypocrite the FM is!

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

“While remaining committed to strengthening democratic values and political pluralism, we trust all friends of Thailand would, in full respect of our sovereignty, render usual support to the exercise of the country’s supreme law of the land just as we do in reciprocity with all members of the international community.”

What a cynical piece of hogwash. Quite sure people at the embassies and ministries who received this were rolling on the floor in laughter... or face palming in disbelief. But then again, they knew where it was coming from.

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1 hour ago, neeray said:

".... served as the guiding legal principle for all political parties ...."

 With that said, all parties and members should be put to the test and have the Constitutional Court rule, "without prejudice to the nature of offence and its perpetrators".

The key word here being "without prejudice" and without bias.

 

How is it the military always seems to stay out of trouble, navigate the system with ease and remain unopposed, never having to answer for anything?  It must be just divine or blind luck. 

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2 hours ago, Orton Rd said:

what about the sovereignty of the Thai people? they have not respected that have they

I imagine they get about as much sovereignty as Australian Aboriginals which is about naught.Which is why you will probably hear naught from the Aussie government. 

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30 minutes ago, yellowboat said:

How is it the military always seems to stay out of trouble, navigate the system with ease and remain unopposed, never having to answer for anything?  It must be just divine or blind luck. 

Because they are tactical masters?Also as you suggest divine loyalty and devotion is a particularly powerful tool.Which remains a stumbling block for democracy. 

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31 minutes ago, yellowboat said:

How is it the military always seems to stay out of trouble, navigate the system with ease and remain unopposed, never having to answer for anything?  It must be just divine or blind luck. 

It's the former, "divine". After all, Army Chief Gen. Apirat Kongsompong just recently proclaimed (and without flinching) that the Thai military was nothing short of being a "sacred institution"; an institution that is to be worshiped by the people -- or else. And as such, it can do no wrong and is infallible in all its decisions and actions.

 

Sounds like the rhetoric one would expect coming the military brass of a banana republic? That's because it is. 

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Thailand has been diminished dramatically in the eyes of the world for many years now. 6 years precisely. This only adds fuel to the fire. You guys have no right to complain, when you act with such fear of competition, and such utter contempt for the average Thai. All Thai sovereignty means in this day and age is letting the army do as they please. Means nothing to the entire planet outside Thailand. And a note to the army. Thailand IS NOT the center of the universe, and you ARE NOT taking care of your people, one iota. You deserve all the criticism you get. It is all warranted.

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5 hours ago, Das Boot said:

Not defending the dictatorial antics here, but I find it ironic & funny that the US are lecturing Thailand about democracy, with all the <deleted> that's going on there with the Orange buffoon and his band of crooks.

The "Orange buffoon and his band of crooks" has company worldwide. I wonder which perfect, blemish free country you hail from? As for democracy, I can march up Pennsylvania Boulevard in Washington D.C. (on the sidewalk of course), with a banner of the President in caricature, denouncing him and his cohorts in a booming voice and do so freely. Try doing that here.

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

Foreign Ministry defends dissolution verdict, urges foreign bodies to respect Thai sovereignty

Foreign Ministry defends dissolution verdict, urges foreign bodies to respect dictatorship


Done mate, I fixed it for ya,

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Oh, Thai Sovereignty.

 

That much respected sovereignty that has seen the most military coups in modern history a long with a constitution which has been re - written the most times in modern history. Let's not forget we have a government that somehow (?) won the 'election', stopped people's fundamental human right to free speech, handpicked senators, the election commission and the constitutional court all to protect itself. 

 

That deserves about as much respect as a <deleted> sandwich in my opinion. 

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