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BANGKOK 25 May 2019 16:56
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Time for the military to withdraw

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5 hours ago, Odysseus123 said:

Amazing stuff...

 

Full credit to the writer and the editor who let it thru.

That's is due to there being a likely change of direction. 

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5 hours ago, Oziex1 said:

The reality of course is Prayut is a nobody, a puppet for the true evil. 

How dare you question our great, 100% democratically-elected leader.

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5 hours ago, steven100 said:

Obviously the majority of Thailand think different to that of yourself.

Suffice to say I believe you couldn't hold a candle to him.

Majority

noun
  1. 1. 
    the greater number.
    "in the majority of cases all will go smoothly"

7,939,937 is not a greater number than 33,353,459

 

137 (Pheu Thai) seats is greater than 97 seats (Palang Pracharat)

137 (Pheu Thai) is greater than 118 (Palang Pracharat with added party list seats)

 

Other points worth noting:

 

1. Pheu Thai only contested 250 out of 350 constituencies, had they contested all 350 they would have beaten the junta by over a million votes - but the cost would have been the loss of a significant number of the 57 party list seats now with Future Forward.

2. Pheu Thai was awarded ZERO party list seats - this exposes the reason why the junta reduced the constituencies from 400 down to 350 and increases party list seats from 100 to 150 in their gerrymandered constitution.

 

The majority of the Thais clearly don't want a continuation of military rule, however, it must be acknowledged that a significant minority of Thais DO want a continuation of military rule.

 

Cue 12 to 18 months of chaos before we are all welcoming General Prime Minister Apirat.

 

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5 hours ago, steven100 said:

What a load of nonsense .... typical Nation editorial.

Please elaborate point by point. Otherwise, your statement lacks merit.

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5 hours ago, Lungstib said:

As stated by YetAnother, history will tell you the military does not respect civilian authority. They will shoot people on the street if they think its necessary, hold off a few years if they think its needed and remove another govt when it suits them. Anyone who thinks Thaksin just doesn't know when he is finished would do well to consider that the army has been at this since the 1930's.

And they don't seem to have got it right yet.

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3 minutes ago, Golden Triangle said:

 

Along with all your other asinine posts,

 

You've stopped taking your Meds again haven't you ?

lol ... Thailand is what it is. It is governed by the Junta and Khun Prayut is in charge.

You can't change that and I can't change that so what's the point in whinging about it over and over as some TV keyboard warriors seem to do.  If one doesn't like the place they are in then there is only one answer .....  leave.  :whistling:

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7 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

so they block the BBC and other external news sources when they report unfavorably about Thailand but this article is OK?

Why they blocked the BBC and others remains a mystery. There are much more critical information in Thai news (check Khaosod) or social media. 

I talked with Thai people of different educational background, included people such as shop staff or security guards. They are all better informed than us about all the rigging that happened during elections.

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18 minutes ago, Golden Triangle said:

What you don't seem to be able to grasp is the fact that the political scene is changing, and changing quickly, the junta will do all in their power to stay in control, and if that means drumming up false, ludicrous & downright dirty tricks (shares and the fake tape, for example) they are now using their EC puppets to discredit members of the newly formed coalition so that they (the junta) remain in power.

 

The electorate will not stand for this interfering and it could well end very badly for the junta - I remain hopeful of that. But you are so in love with Prayut and the watchman Prawit that you are either too blind or stupid to see it, it may well be that, to use your rather poor choice of words it is you that may have to.........Leave.

 

 

You are delusional. You are delusional because you clearly hold this naive notion that things will change. You scupper your own credibility saying that Steven100 should leave, when he's resigned to Thailand *as it is*, and commenting as he sees fit on the editorial, which is in one sense truly smoke an mirrors ('let's signal that we hate this state of affairs') It's YOU who should leave if you can't accept that there are two political entities in Thailand - those who want things to stay the way they are, and those who want change - either incremental or otherwise. The former has an overwhelming and immutable advantage. That isn't something I say with delight. It's just the way things are.

 

If you didn't pay attention that the latter had a nice run about 15 years ago, and put in place more policies that are still benefitting Thais to this day than any previous administration ever had, but was finally ousted for 'corruption' then you're not exactly a quick study. Thai history has proven that change, no matter how good, is unwelcome unless that change is bestowed upon the masses by the largess of the former.

 

Grow up, learn to love Thailand as it is, faults and all, or go suck your thumb and hug your pink bear muttering "duh ewectowate wiw not stand fow dis!" ad nauseum to yourself.

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6 hours ago, Artisi said:

That's is due to there being a likely change of direction. 

Do you know something we don't? The Nation has direct links to the junta party, otherwise known as Palang Pracharat, and was smearing the other camp (anti-junta) with wild abandon before the election.  So this editorial seems out of place. 

 

Give us a hint. Please, pretty please.  

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