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1 hour ago, trainman34014 said:

I think it's called the 'no fail' policy; you know, the same system that makes their education such crap !

The elite don't want the masses educated... they want them to stay quiet and not ask questions, just do as they are told to do!

That's the true "system in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, monkfish said:

They did win but the Candidate was disqualified for making a 2000B donation to the local Temple.
Would have been better not to go pray.

Or to respect and observe the law, which makes it illegal to give donations as part of an election run up. Not difficult to understand by most, but ignored by folks who have no morals nor ethics. 

 

I wonder how the paymaster reacted, after all CM is his home town and I wonder how deeply big sister (now fled) was involved. 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, bannork said:

But in Thailand voters only got one vote, not 2 as in Germany etc 

Is that relevant? TIT.

 

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21 minutes ago, bannork said:

But in Thailand voters only got one vote, not 2 as in Germany etc 

Depends who's counting which members votes  (in LOS...) . 

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8 minutes ago, scorecard said:

Or to respect and observe the law, which makes it illegal to give donations as part of an election run up. Not difficult to understand by most, but ignored by folks who have no morals nor ethics. 

 

I wonder how the paymaster reacted, after all CM is his home town and I wonder how deeply big sister (now fled) was involved. 

 

 

Have they both left the building, didn't notice....... 

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16 minutes ago, bannork said:

But in Thailand voters only got one vote, not 2 as in Germany etc 

Is that relevant? TIT.

 

what I find amazing is that in all the moaning and whining about this system, not one person has even commented that FFP were allotted 50 party list seats, 1/3 of the available total. Why? Because they had wide community support, but not strong enough most localities, winning only 30 constituencies. But they received ~17.7% of the total votes, this was multiplied by 500 to give 88, and their 30 seats were topped up to 80 to show their actual level of electorate support. 

That calculation is a simplification and approximation but close enough.

 

Some may argue that if the vote goes 51/49, 51 wins and the 49 can go cry. Which is the more democratic?

 

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2 hours ago, Wilsonandson said:

If he gets the job then he'll legalise marijuana

Yes that's  really the number one priority for Thailand.

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13 minutes ago, scorecard said:

Or to respect and observe the law, which makes it illegal to give donations as part of an election run up. Not difficult to understand by most, but ignored by folks who have no morals nor ethics. 

 

I wonder how the paymaster reacted, after all CM is his home town and I wonder how deeply big sister (now fled) was involved. 

 

 

Yea thats what I said isn't it He donated 2000B to the local temple??
I do wonder if Mr P made any donations merit making and all that it's kind of Thai Tradition.

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5 minutes ago, Ozman52 said:

Is that relevant? TIT.

 

what I find amazing is that in all the moaning and whining about this system, not one person has even commented that FFP were allotted 50 party list seats, 1/3 of the available total. Why? Because they had wide community support, but not strong enough most localities, winning only 30 constituencies. But they received ~17.7% of the total votes, this was multiplied by 500 to give 88, and their 30 seats were topped up to 80 to show their actual level of electorate support. 

That calculation is a simplification and approximation but close enough.

 

Some may argue that if the vote goes 51/49, 51 wins and the 49 can go cry. Which is the more democratic?

 

The system was designed specifically so the Pro Junta Party would have a better chance of winning and that is not in the spirit of democracy.

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"According to an unofficial count, Srinuan Boonlue won 75,891 votes in the re-election, which was held after the Election Commission suspended Surapon Kietchaiyakorn, a Pheu Thai candidate, for allegedly buying votes."

So now I'm confused was he disqualified for buying votes or for making a donation to the temple?
Or is the Story info above false news?

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2 minutes ago, monkfish said:

The system was designed specifically so the Pro Junta Party would have a better chance of winning and that is not in the spirit of democracy.

Try to get over your anti-junta bias. They had the largest vote count and didn't benefit hugely from the system.

 

Having representation in proportion to community support is not only more democratic, it is likely to reduce political violence from those who feel they are ignored. 

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5 minutes ago, arithai12 said:

You are absolutely right, to donate 2000B to a temple is indeed an immoral and unethical act. Everybody else understood it and that's why no other candidate made any donations to temples.

Sure.

How sweet you are, like anywhere there are folks who respect the law and there are those who do things very carefully so they don't get caught, and in this country (and othrs) there are without doubt some 'groups' who have absolutely no ethics, in fact they believe they are above the law. And yes the same comment applies to every aspect of the curent election and the NCPO, and the judge who recently scolded the young policeman for having the gall to asl for his license,etc etc etc. 

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10 minutes ago, thaiguzzi said:

Ah the man with the Thaksin complex is back.

I reckon the smog/air problems in the North were down to him, as well as the security problems in the South and the price of diesel. It's all his fault.

By the way, my missus, aged 40 and been a Thaksin/Red voter ever since i've known her, voted FFP.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Wow, world shattering.

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