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Democrats to boycott Friday’s meeting if it’s chaired by Prayut

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Democrats to boycott Friday’s meeting if it’s chaired by Prayut 

 

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The Democrat party will not attend the meeting on Friday between the so-called “Five Rivers”, the Election Commission and political parties if it is chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, party spokesman Thana Chiravinit said this morning. 

 

He pointed out that the original purpose of the meeting as earlier outlined by the National Council for Peace and Order was to be a forum for discussion on election-related issues.

 

But the purpose of the meeting has been distorted to be just a session for political parties to be informed of ready-made plans worked out by the “Five Rivers” without any discussion, Thana said, pointing out the limited time of the meeting which will be between 1-3 pm.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/democrats-to-boycott-fridays-meeting-if-its-chaired-by-prayut/

 
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25 minutes ago, webfact said:

Democrats to boycott Friday’s meeting if it’s chaired by Prayut 

I'm sure someone, somewhere cares, can't imagine why though.

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Good grief, the Democratic party appearing to have principles. Who'd have thought it?

 

Perhaps because they know they can't win a role in any new government and are doomed with Abhisit as their drone-in-chief.

 

 

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22 hours ago, webfact said:

the original purpose of the meeting as earlier outlined by the National Council for Peace and Order was to be a forum for discussion on election-related issues.

The Election Commission is the sole "independent organization" responsible for the conduct and compliance with election laws in the National General Election.

The EC should be the sole agency conducting the meeting. That means none of the other Four Rivers and no official from the Prayut government should attend and be involved in this meeting in any capacity.

Abhisit's boycott of the meeting if it’s chaired by Prayut is shortsighted and not courageous enough to push for a free and open democratic election (albeit it won't be such in any event).

 

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On 12/4/2018 at 3:24 AM, holy cow cm said:

All should boycott it anyway. 

That is the only way it is productive for any to boycott. If only one party boycotts they are likely to be prohibited from participating in the election.

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