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  1. I agree with everything you say and you have also put it very well.
  2. I wasn't addressing you. I was responding to the person who believes that procedures can be bypassed if you know the right people.
  3. But the cure was worse than the disease.And the administer of the medicine was an illegal fraud. Reality is that the old guard is petrified that the “gains” it secured through the coup will be wasted.Hatred of Thaksin is back at a psychotic level among the old guard.I believe they will do anything to cripple a genuine popular democracy even they know the damage that could result. They see the influence of Thaksin as an existential challenge to their power and wealth.There are no limits to which they will not go.One party down maybe two to go. Buckle up.It’s going to be unpleasant.
  4. It takes a special brand of bigotry and myopia to extract that kind of reaction. Most people will however endorse Jonathan Head’s reaction. “Shutting down a pro-Thaksin TV station in Thailand, right before an election, is a reminder of the unlevel playing field on which this contest is being fought. Voice TV was penalised for criticising the military government. If you can’t do that, what kind of election is it?” Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. You haven't understood the constitution, have you?
  6. From an article by Richard Lloyd Parry in THe Times today. It's short but actually encapsulates all that needs to be said on the subject. 'Prayuth Chan-ocha, a bad-tempered retired general with the charm and empathy of an ageing Dalek, has spent the five years since seizing power in a military coup carefully rewriting the rules to maximise his chances of success in next month’s democratic elections.'
  7. It’s a very superficial view you set out and thoroughly misleading. In any case in your made up case of the Filipino seeking PR, the rules were not bent but broken.That wouldn’t happen.If he fulfilled all the criteria for PR then a letter of support would be a useful adjunct - but you don’t appear to know whether he did or not. Frankly I don’t believe a word you’re saying. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Leaving aside the innate implausibility of someone from the "Phillipines" who "stays in a condo" and who has "got in " with a "military crowd", the Thai system doesn't work this way. It's very possible that a supporting letter from a high ranking general might help the applicant in a real case (not a made up one like this). But all the other criteria would need to be complied with - tax record, educational levels, language capability, income level etc.Quite apart from anything else, there would be very severe consequences for the Department of Immigration civil servants involved if an established bureaucratic process was compromised. In other words, this Phillipines (sic) person who "lives in a condo" and who has "got in with the military crowd" is a complete figment of the imagination. Whether the original poster is making the whole thing up or whether he has been duped, I cannot say. But clearly, it is bullshit.
  9. The story is false. Either you are making it up or have been duped.
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