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Election fraud conviction no laughing matter for ‘funny-man’ of Thai politics

 

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A court ruling against Theptai Senapong has brought the curtain crashing down on one of Thailand’s most colourful political performers. Renowned for his sense of humour, the senior Democrat politician had nothing to smile about on January 27 when the Constitutional Court terminated his status as an MP over election fraud.

 

The 59-year-old won voters’ hearts with his humorous and outspoken manner – though for many observers his jokes often fell flat.

 

“Khun Theptai Senapong is one of those politicians who try to be funny but fail regularly. But at least he is trying to do something beneficial,” historian Prof Nidhi Eoseewong once wrote in his collection of political commentaries, “Ling Lok Phrai” (Monkeys Fooling Commoners).

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/election-fraud-conviction-no-laughing-matter-for-funny-man-of-thai-politics/

 

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Who needs a token "funny man" in Thai politics anyway?

 

All Thai politicians tend to make me roll on the floor in laughter whenever they open their mouths.

 

Sometimes I even cry... or sit there with a gaping mouth... of face-palm.

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18 hours ago, Misterwhisper said:

Who needs a token "funny man" in Thai politics anyway?

 

All Thai politicians tend to make me roll on the floor in laughter whenever they open their mouths.

 

Sometimes I even cry... or sit there with a gaping mouth... of face-palm.

Aren't they jokers of some description.. 

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