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By Erich Parpart and James Wilson

 

Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra hit back on Wednesday at Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha’s criticisms over her government’s rice-pledging scheme.

 

Yingluck said in a Facebook post that Prayut should stop blaming her over the debt that was accumulated by the subsidy program.

 

“I have not run the country for the past seven years. Prayut should start blaming himself, and not only me,” she said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaienquirer.com/28191/yingluck-hits-back-after-prayut-criticism-over-rice-pledging-scheme/

 

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Welcome to another episode of "Privileged Billionaire Mud-Slingers"....."watch as out of touch billionaires swap charges of blame while people lose their jobs and futures" Thursday at 8 on Mono 29

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39 minutes ago, tonray said:

watch as out of touch billionaires swap charges of blame while people lose their jobs and futures

I'm not sure Thaksin or Yingluck caused anyone to lose their job or their future.

The country seemed to be doing well when they were in charge.

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19 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I'm not sure Thaksin or Yingluck caused anyone to lose their job or their future.

The country seemed to be doing well when they were in charge.

On the surface yes. But times were good back then, the global economy was rocking.  Easy to hide all their corrupt actions.  Of which there were many...thus...their current status as criminals on the run. 

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2 minutes ago, Jeffr2 said:

On the surface yes. But times were good back then, the global economy was rocking.  Easy to hide all their corrupt actions.  Of which there were many...thus...their current status as criminals on the run. 

All leaders are corrupt, but as long as they're doing a decent job everyone is happy to look the other way. A little bit of graft here and there is a perk of the job.

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Just now, BritManToo said:

All leaders are corrupt, but as long as they're doing a decent job everyone is happy to look the other way.

Not really.  Some are massively corrupt, others, not so much. 

 

Obviously, they didn't do a decent job or they'd still be here running the country! 😂

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4 minutes ago, Jeffr2 said:

On the surface yes. But times were good back then, the global economy was rocking.  Easy to hide all their corrupt actions.  Of which there were many...thus...their current status as criminals on the run. 

I know his picture seemed to be everywhere you looked back then. 

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5 minutes ago, Jeffr2 said:

On the surface yes. But times were good back then, the global economy was rocking.  Easy to hide all their corrupt actions.  Of which there were many...thus...their current status as criminals on the run. 

what a load of hogwash!

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1 minute ago, Jeffr2 said:

Obviously, they didn't do a decent job or they'd still be here running the country!

They were booted out because they were a serious threat to the establishment here.

 

Don't you know that?

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1 minute ago, jacko45k said:

I know his picture seemed to be everywhere you looked back then. 

He was loved by the poor masses because of his populist agenda.  Remember the cheap tablets to students?  The ones that never worked and were broken almost immediately?  They loved him for that, even though all it did was put money in government officials pockets, and increase the country's debt.

 

 

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1 minute ago, WineOh said:

They were booted out because they were a serious threat to the establishment here.

 

Don't you know that?

Booted out.... I thought they both 'did a runner'.

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1 minute ago, WineOh said:

They were booted out because they were a serious threat to the establishment here.

 

Don't you know that?

Come on.  Do some research on why they were booted out.  It was done via the legal system.  So yes, he was a threat to the establishment here.  Most criminals like this are.

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1 minute ago, jacko45k said:

Booted out.... I thought they both 'did a runner'.

She was overthrown in an illegal coup.

 

So yes, she was booted out.

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In the Thai army who got an IQ over 110? The government.

 

Please come back Yingluck, you got the brains of two military "governments".

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1 minute ago, Jeffr2 said:

Why do I have to do the research?  I lived here the entire time it was happening!  Followed the news about it every day.  How about you?

I was on the streets at sala daeng in 2010 and sanam luang in 2013.

 

Where were you????

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As much as I did not like Shins, in comparison to current lot they were saints.

 

They filled their pockets while allowing everyone else to also have some crumbs 

 

Current  lot takes it all

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They are all the same, more or less. Same cultural leanings. Where they vary is which clan they owe their allegiance. Nothing else matters. That's how Thailand works.

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18 minutes ago, WineOh said:

I was on the streets at sala daeng in 2010 and sanam luang in 2013.

 

Where were you????

Yes!  And here a decade before that.

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21 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Best to run and hide when someone is pointing a gun at you.

It wasn't a gun.  It was rulings by the courts putting them in jail.

 

Guns are always pointed at Thai politicians.  Remember Sondhi?

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21 minutes ago, Jeffr2 said:

Yes!  And here a decade before that.

you just told me you followed the news about it every day, I presume on the telly.

How comfortable.

Did you put your feet up and have a cup of tea as well?

 

What's the matter?

The smell of burning rubber in the air too much for you was it?

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38 minutes ago, WineOh said:

They were booted out because they were a serious threat to the establishment here.

 

Don't you know that?

 

Most Thai's miss them dearly, except for the wealthy who own most of the country and enslave their own citizens on chicken feed wages.

 

With money, comes power, so they brought in the military to take out both the brother and sister who the people miss dearly, as I said, except for the rich.

 

Some guys here on the forum as you said, just don't get it. Where else in a democratic society does this happen, not in most civilized country's they adhere to the rules of democracy, that is why we have a democratic election process, not military puppets who come in at the wim of the super rich to oust democratically elected Prime Ministers and governments, especially when there is a process if someone suspects something is wrong, namely the courts.

 

People should ask themselves this, could they live off of the current wage of a Thai, say 250-300 baht a day at the bottom of the heap, I think not, how much are the rich making, we know how much they paying their slaves, and if people start to up rise or talk, they will either shoot them dead, make them disappear or lock them up, let's not forget about talking bad about the big honcho, then you have the defamation laws, all to suite the rich, I think in democratically elected countries you can say what you want about anyone, yes this is not a democracy.

 

Things were much better when both Shinawatra's were in, as for corrupt people within their parties, well, it's part of the culture isn't it, they exist in every party, and if the Shinawatra's didn't exit when they did, they would be behind bars, and there more than likely would have been blood shed between the people and the military, in fact I believe the military encouraged them to leave to avoid all of the news and this way it makes them look guilty, so as to appease their masters.

 

Only the military could change the constitution under everybody's noses to suite, why, because they have the might, financial support of the rich and direction, let's not forget the PM who was supposed to be the caretaker General, then became Prime Minister, now if that isn't a conflict of interest I don't know what is, do you think the rich wanted him there, YES, is the answer, game over, total control with there puppet doing everything they want him too and they have the country where they want it and will run it how they want too, while some spend most of their time overseas while people go hungry.

 

If farangs don't get that the people don't like the guy all the way to the top and this junta, and want change, then they really have no idea of what is happening and what was once a better place for the people of this country. 

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All Thai politicians are corrupt. The only difference was that Thaksin and Yingluck gave a bit back as well with the 30 baht healthcare scheme etc.

 

They also did a decent job running the country. Loads of investment back then and Thailand was an Asian tiger.

 

The Junta give nothing back. They keep the boot firmly on the throat of the poor.  They are also hugely corrupt and completely incompetent. I know who I'd prefer. 

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44 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Booted out.... I thought they both 'did a runner'.

and do you know what the most ironic thing about it all is????

 

The generals who booted the shins out gave themselves immediate amnesty for their actions, the exact same thing that provoked the initial protests from the yellow shirts over the Shinawatra amnesty bill.

 

Mind boggling or what??? 😄 

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6 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

 

Most Thai's miss them dearly, except for the wealthy who own most of the country and enslave their own citizens on chicken feed wages.

 

With money, comes power, so they brought in the military to take out both the brother and sister who the people miss dearly, as I said, except for the rich.

 

Some guys here on the forum as you said, just don't get it. Where else in a democratic society does this happen, not in most civilized country's they adhere to the rules of democracy, that is why we have a democratic election process, not military puppets who come in at the wim of the super rich to oust democratically elected Prime Ministers and governments, especially when there is a process if someone suspects something is wrong, namely the courts.

 

People should ask themselves this, could they live off of the current wage of a Thai, say 250-300 baht a day at the bottom of the heap, I think not, how much are the rich making, we know how much they paying their slaves, and if people start to up rise or talk, they will either shoot them dead, make them disappear or lock them up, let's not forget about talking bad about the big honcho, then you have the defamation laws, all to suite the rich, I think in democratically elected countries you can say what you want about anyone, yes this is not a democracy.

 

Things were much better when both Shinawatra's were in, as for corrupt people within their parties, well, it's part of the culture isn't it, they exist in every party, and if the Shinawatra's didn't exit when they did, they would be behind bars, and there more than likely would have been blood shed between the people and the military, in fact I believe the military encouraged them to leave to avoid all of the news and this way it makes them look guilty, so as to appease their masters.

 

Only the military could change the constitution under everybody's noses to suite, why, because they have the might, financial support of the rich and direction, let's not forget the PM who was supposed to be the caretaker General, then became Prime Minister, now if that isn't a conflict of interest I don't know what is, do you think the rich wanted him there, YES, is the answer, game over, total control with there puppet doing everything they want him too and they have the country where they want it and will run it how they want too, while some spend most of their time overseas while people go hungry.

 

If farangs don't get that the people don't like the guy all the way to the top and this junta, and want change, then they really have no idea of what is happening and what was once a better place for the people of this country. 

But why didn't they stay and fight the charges?  It wouldn't have been that difficult to do considering the money and power they had.  Seems some here need to read up on the crime and corruption they were involved with.  Stunning.  But for sure, coups are not the way to handle the situation.  Terrible how the military has done this.  Some 20 or 30, not all successful.

 

There's also a lot behind the scenes that's not discussed.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaksin_Shinawatra

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51 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

All leaders are corrupt, but as long as they're doing a decent job everyone is happy to look the other way. A little bit of graft here and there is a perk of the job.

In a nutshell.

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