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Don’t waste coup – reform country, Yingluck tells junta

By The Nation

 

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Yingluck: Today we don't see a concrete reform. 

 

BANGKOK: -- Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called on the junta government to keep its promise to reform the country.

 

"Today we don't see a concrete reform. If there is no reform it would be a waste because [the coup] has caused huge damage to the economy," Yingluck wrote on her Facebook on Monday as the three-year anniversary of the May 2014 coup was marked.

 

"Please don't make three years a waste," wrote the ex-premier, who was toppled by the junta led by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30315919

 
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"Today we don't see a concrete reform"

 

...because the coup was only ostensibly about bringing peace and reform and to a much much greater degree about consolidating power.

 

For the sentiments alone, I have slightly less disgust with her after the first-car-discount policy.

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15 minutes ago, steven100 said:

Yingluck trying to tell Khun Prayuth how to run the country .... :cheesy:

Not telling him how to run the country..... telling him to do what he said he was going to do i.e. reform the country. While there have been a few changes for the better, they are far exceeded by backtracking, taking the country backwards, frightening away foreign  investment,  tarnishing the reputation of the country. Yes this government is doing real well!!! 

 

She is still allowed an opinion you know - even though she made a mess of running the country herself.  I agree with her sentiments.

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"...because [the coup] has caused huge damage to the economy,"

Really?

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The Thailand economy advanced 1.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2017, much stronger than an upwardly revised 0.5 percent expansion in the prior quarter and slightly above market estimates of a 1.2 percent growth. It was the fastest quarterly growth since the December quarter 2012, mainly supported by private consumption and exports.

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/thailand/gdp-growth

Her "impeachment" -- and an end to her ludicrous populist schemes -- was a blessing for Thailand. Anybody really think Thailand would be better off had she not been removed? (bleeding heart liberals need not respond)

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                                 June 21st is her 50th birthday. A fine looking Thai lady for sure

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Her first car policy has put lots of cars on the road without the much needed infrastructure and has put many in debt......not a great move, there were so many other policies she could have done instead of populist ones !

She's talking out of her..... again

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33 minutes ago, JimGant said:

Really?

Her "impeachment" -- and an end to her ludicrous populist schemes -- was a blessing for Thailand. Anybody really think Thailand would be better off had she not been removed? (bleeding heart liberals need not respond)

The people of Thailand could have voted her out. That's democracy.

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At the last election her party gained over 70% of the vote. She, through her government, had an obligation to try to redistribute Thailand's huge wealth.

 

The 5 cornerstones of Thailand are;

 

Monachy

Military

Religion

Courts

Parliament 

 

She found out, as did her brother, that democracy, through parliament, was by far the weakest.

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1 hour ago, ratcatcher said:

   

                                 June 21st is her 50th birthday. A fine looking Thai lady for sure

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You REALLY need to get out more.

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26 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

At the last election her party gained over 70% of the vote. She, through her government, had an obligation to try to redistribute Thailand's huge wealth.

 

The 5 cornerstones of Thailand are;

 

Monachy

Military

Religion

Courts

Parliament 

 

She found out, as did her brother, that democracy, through parliament, was by far the weakest.

you could dump the first 3  to "really"  improve things

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33 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

At the last election her party gained over 70% of the vote. She, through her government, had an obligation to try to redistribute Thailand's huge wealth.

 

The 5 cornerstones of Thailand are;

 

Monachy

Military

Religion

Courts

Parliament 

 

She found out, as did her brother, that democracy, through parliament, was by far the weakest.

So they decided to abuse  the weakest one for their own purposes

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1 hour ago, JimGant said:

Really?

Her "impeachment" -- and an end to her ludicrous populist schemes -- was a blessing for Thailand. Anybody really think Thailand would be better off had she not been removed? (bleeding heart liberals need not respond)

Not everyone agrees with you about the economy:

 

"Once prized in Southeast Asia for its economic strength, the new reality for Thailand three years after the military seized power is growth that’s lagging behind peers.

The economy will expand 3.3 percent a year on average from 2017 to 2019, according to the World Bank, the weakest among eight developing Southeast Asian nations." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-21/three-years-after-coup-thailand-plagued-by-lackluster-economy  

 

"(bleeding heart liberals need not respond)"

 

I assume you mean people who support democracy.

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46 minutes ago, YetAnother said:

my thai friends had a nickname for her when she was PM: 'clueless';

this time around a mouthpiece (which she was then too)

Your Thai friends probably have a nickname for Prayuth, but it would be illegal for them to use it.

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43 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

At the last election her party gained over 70% of the vote. She, through her government, had an obligation to try to redistribute Thailand's huge wealth.

 

The 5 cornerstones of Thailand are;

 

Monachy

Military

Religion

Courts

Parliament 

 

She found out, as did her brother, that democracy, through parliament, was by far the weakest.

Yes, but that 70%  of the vote doesn't really count, because, umh,err,umh, well it doesn't count because they umh, voted for their own interests, err, they are not really  qualified to decide who they should vote for,  umh, they are not ready for democracy anyway,, they don't live in Bangkok, they were told to vote for the "good people" and they didn't; oh well, i'll leave a gap for you to insert your own reason____________________________________.

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7 minutes ago, heybruce said:

Not everyone agrees with you about the economy:

 

"Once prized in Southeast Asia for its economic strength, the new reality for Thailand three years after the military seized power is growth that’s lagging behind peers.

The economy will expand 3.3 percent a year on average from 2017 to 2019, according to the World Bank, the weakest among eight developing Southeast Asian nations." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-21/three-years-after-coup-thailand-plagued-by-lackluster-economy  

 

"(bleeding heart liberals need not respond)"

 

I assume you mean people who support democracy.

Got to mention that the year that we got a bumper GDP growth was not long ago and in pre coup 2013 at 7.2%. Now we will struggle for next few years courtesy of the disastrous coup. 

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20 minutes ago, Eric Loh said:

Got to mention that the year that we got a bumper GDP growth was not long ago and in pre coup 2013 at 7.2%. Now we will struggle for next few years courtesy of the disastrous coup. 

How to get a BIG increase in GDP - pretend rice is worth 50% more than its true value.

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2 hours ago, JimGant said:

Really?

Her "impeachment" -- and an end to her ludicrous populist schemes -- was a blessing for Thailand. Anybody really think Thailand would be better off had she not been removed? (bleeding heart liberals need not respond)

Yes. Comfortably. Most Thais i speak to have the same sentiments.

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19 minutes ago, halloween said:

How to get a BIG increase in GDP - pretend rice is worth 50% more than its true value.

Good try at humour but in reality rice is very small part of total GDP. Like 1.4% of 1.4T Baht and single digit in contribution to GDP growth in 2013. But I can tell you that revenue collection in 2013 was a record. Multiplying effects from the rice scheme? 

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