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Opinion: The “Thaksin ghost” rhetoric will not work for the upcoming gubernatorial election in Bangkok


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By Erich Parpart

 

The now-disbanded People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) is bringing back fears that “if you don’t choose us, ‘he’ will come back” to coax their followers to vote for pro-establishment candidates at the upcoming gubernatorial election in Bangkok. The “he” in this case refers to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who now lives in self-imposed exile. 

 

The man publicly dishing out these concerns is none other than Suthep Thaugsuban, the politician who led the PDRC’s protests between 2013 and 2014. The demonstrations got what they wanted, which was the removal of an elected government via a military coup to install a military government that they and their funders can deal with. 

 

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The PDRC used the same rhetoric during the previous gubernatorial election in Bangkok in 2013. And that language proved effective, as Sukhumbhand Paribatra of the Democrat Party was elected ahead of Pongsapat Pongcharoen from the Pheu Thai Party.

 

Full story: https://www.thaienquirer.com/40194/opinion-the-thaksin-ghost-rhetoric-will-not-work-for-the-upcoming-gubernatorial-election-in-bangkok/

 

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Any honest politicians in Thailand are quickly removed from politics.

The only choice is the lesser of evils.

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Can they not silence Suthep, by stapling his lips shut, and sending him back to a monastery/Wat to become a monk sweeping up the detritus .......this shill has his hands in to many pockets as well as his family.

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4 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Can they not silence Suthep, by stapling his lips shut, and sending him back to a monastery/Wat to become a monk sweeping up the detritus .......this shill has his hands in to many pockets as well as his family.

....or prison where he undoubtedly belongs.

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"Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principals. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."

                       Ambrose Bierce

That can be seen in many countries, but in some it is more obvious than others.

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Suthep:  "Just when I think I was out, they pull me right back in. "  🤷‍♂️

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Be aware of alcohol bans for this BKK election. I am in a neighbouring province where there is NO election but an alcohol ban will be in place from 6:00 pm Sat-6:00 pm Sun. I have also heard this will be the case for Chonburi (so Pattaya) but not sure, as well as all neighbouring provinces. 'Logic' being it stops Bangkokians from jumping the border to buy alcohol. Just more rediculousness as people will once again stock up for Sat night and Sun.

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On 5/17/2022 at 2:38 PM, RichardColeman said:

As opposed to the junta “if you don’t choose us, ‘we’ will come back”

Chosen or not, they'll always be back in one disguised form or another. 

The nature for decades upon decades. The crux.

 

And still, only a handful have the skill to recognize. 

The same club all around.

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