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Just out of curiosity...   How is what they did different from what Prayut and his friends did?   Didn't they both try to overthrow the legal government?   Is insurrectio

The one person who should be behind bars ! I take it that if you make yourself P.M., then amend the rules  to make yourself untouchable, that is accepted in the Thai justice system ?  

That's the usual m.o. in order to look impartial after/before convicting former red shirts or other opponents to the dominant network It is likely that they will appeal and be soon freed on bail. On t

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5 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

 

Just out of curiosity...

 

How is what they did different from what Prayut and his friends did?

 

Didn't they both try to overthrow the legal government?

 

Is insurrection legal in Thailand if you succeed?

 

Does Thai law make a special provision if you are a member of the military?

 

Just askin'

 

 

 

It's about having the right connections in Thailand. 

Suthep had Prayut.

Prayut had his superior (?).

Leaving PDRC out of the military's new Constitution's amnesty provision simplified the constitutionality of the military's amnesty.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

 

Just out of curiosity...

 

How is what they did different from what Prayut and his friends did?

 

Didn't they both try to overthrow the legal government?

 

Is insurrection legal in Thailand if you succeed?

 

Does Thai law make a special provision if you are a member of the military?

 

Just askin'

 

 

 


Very good questions. It does seem inconsistent that those who incited the insurrection should go to jail, while those who actually acted on the incitement and insurrected are not even charged. The mechanism was to dissolve the constitution, propagate a new temporary one and amnesty themselves all of which received royal assent the following day and thus became law.

 

You could argue that it would have been more equitable to include a blanket provision to amnesty everyone who facilitated the coup makers’ glorious ascent to power as well but that is not how things work. They will acquitted on appeal or least more sentences will be suspended instead.

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Seven years after the crime was committed. Must have been either done in the shadows or else it was very complex. Either way, it clearly required a lengthy investigation before it could be brought to trial and the verdict rendered. /sarcasm-off 

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Another normal day in Thai politics all theatre ! guess you could say all country's are no different full of elite politicians and governments world wide disgustingly corrupt until we the people rise up against them all take our and your freedoms back ! nothing will change tyranny will continue to prevail 

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56 minutes ago, Freigeist365 said:

Well done!!! I remember the times where I wanted to throw up onto every 7Eleven counter, where the books of this (deleted)-head were placed for mass sale. His so-called "movement" seized the Thai flag as their logo, implementing that 100% of Thailand stands behind his "vision" which was screamed and shouted 24/7 on live stages and TV into the ears of the public, whether you wanted to hear it or not. My wife and I were sick and tired of listening to his constant screaming and ranting on stage. It felt like this miniature Pol Pot would get his way and turn Thailand into a worker and peasant state, the country tumbling towards communism...

Wherever you'd go, you'd see his stupid angry face and the seized "logo" (the Thai colours) behind him... Parts of Bkk were seized and blocked from public with sand bags and barbed wire. You felt like in a war zone in some places and not like in the capitol of a somewhat civilized nation. If you'd be lost in Bkk and end up near one of those barricaded areas, you'd be shooed away forcefully, at gunpoint at times...

And suddenly, a miracle happened and this ranting, screaming and kicking piece of (deleted) was gone. Over and out for Mr. Kick and Scream - and it felt like heaven! The colours went back to where they belonged, to anyone within Thailand and not to only one half of the population because they thought they were "right"...

His "revolutionary" communist books disappeared quickly from 7Eleven shelves. It was pure bliss. Imho he and his cronies can rot and die behind bars. The 7Eleven holding company should also pay a hefty fine for helping to promote this criminal who almost managed to push Thailand over the edge into civil war.
Time to pop a bubbly! :intheclub:


Don’t forget that the owners of 7/11 were  strongly rumored to be supplying refreshments  to the redshirt supporters of the Yingluck government. They play both ends against the middle.

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Just now, Dogmatix said:


Don’t forget that the owners of 7/11 were  strongly rumored to be supplying refreshments  to the redshirt supporters of the Yingluck government. They play both ends against the middle.


Well spotted! 👍

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6 hours ago, Samui Bodoh said:

 

Just out of curiosity...

 

How is what they did different from what Prayut and his friends did?

 

Didn't they both try to overthrow the legal government?

 

Is insurrection legal in Thailand if you succeed?

 

Does Thai law make a special provision if you are a member of the military?

 

Just askin'

 

 

 

You would think Prayut would give them medals after all they helped him into power 

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13 minutes ago, VincentRJ said:

You seem confused. The military is not a cause. It's an organization funded by the people, through their taxes, and exists in order to protect the society from disruptive intruders. The military was just doing its job when it took over control. Would you prefer a situation like what happened recently at Capitol Hill in Washington?

YES!

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Reminds me of a saying which contains kettle and pot or something to that tune .... somewhat related to legalized junta with a little rigging at the side ....... 

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1 hour ago, VincentRJ said:

You seem confused. The military is not a cause. It's an organization funded by the people, through their taxes, and exists in order to protect the society from disruptive intruders. The military was just doing its job when it took over control. Would you prefer a situation like what happened recently at Capitol Hill in Washington?

The military exists to protect a country and society from exterior forces. The police exists to protect a country and society from interior forces. 

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8 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

The one person who should be behind bars !

I take it that if you make yourself P.M., then amend the rules  to make yourself untouchable, that is accepted in the Thai justice system ?

 

The laws of the land are made in the parliament, the courts need to obey the law.

A country where courts supplant the lawmakers is a sorry country.

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