Upcoming Election on 24 March

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by GT93 » February 12, 2019, 3:43 pm

In the NYT an opinion writer observes how "... the extraordinary developments of last week — actually, of the last months — reveal that Thailand is a military dictatorship like no other. It is a military dictatorship under royal command."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/opin ... dline&te=1



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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by Wee Jimmy » February 12, 2019, 4:24 pm

GT93 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 3:43 pm
In the NYT an opinion writer observes how "... the extraordinary developments of last week — actually, of the last months — reveal that Thailand is a military dictatorship like no other. It is a military dictatorship under royal command."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/opin ... dline&te=1

Please do.... I think you have a lot to learn...

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by Wee Jimmy » February 12, 2019, 4:27 pm

Sorry GT39 That reply was for jyy.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by jai yen yen » February 13, 2019, 12:18 am

GT93 wrote:
February 12, 2019, 3:43 pm
In the NYT an opinion writer observes how "... the extraordinary developments of last week — actually, of the last months — reveal that Thailand is a military dictatorship like no other. It is a military dictatorship under royal command."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/opin ... dline&te=1
But the real wizard is hidden behind the curtain.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by jackspratt » March 7, 2019, 8:16 pm

I guess those who show even a modicum of interest in Thai affairs will be "unsurprised" by this development.
An opposition political party that attempted to nominate a member of the royal family as prime minister in Thailand’s upcoming election has been dissolved with immediate effect and its executives given a 10-year ban from politics.

In a ruling announced on Thursday afternoon, Thailand’s constitutional court declared that Thai Raksa Chart, a political party formed only in October last year, had violated the constitution by putting forward Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, the older sister of an individual, to be its chosen candidate for prime minister.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... ess-for-pm

Hopefully, some semblance of democracy will still shine through in what is likely to be a very flawed election. :(

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » March 7, 2019, 8:22 pm

A novel concept but it will be difficult for democracy to take hold since the Senate will be full of military men.
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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by jackspratt » March 15, 2019, 12:26 pm

There is an excellent article in the Economist online, relating to the approaching farce.

I hesitate to link to it - mr google is your friend.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by tamada » March 15, 2019, 1:03 pm

Wee Jimmy wrote:
February 12, 2019, 7:39 am
I see the average Thai and a lot of them seem to manage well. They all have thiere new phones and cars. Remember we have foreigners in our governments and it's accepted... why should we bother if there are rich Chinese in the Thai government when there a Muslim and other foriegners in our own?
Teacher! Teacher! Can you tell me when Muslim became a nationality?

Meanwhile, back in fair Albion, "Are you a bishop, a bankrupt, a police officer, soldier, judge or civil servant? Sorry, you can't become an MP. Nor can children, or anyone who is not a citizen of Britain or the Republic of Ireland, or a Commonwealth citizen with indefinite leave to remain."

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/may ... come-an-mp

Nae wurries Jimmy, despite your sh!te grades in geography and ignorance of British civil law and me not knowing you from Adam, I'll still sign your nomination papers. Just let uz know where you're pitching your tent, eh?

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by tamada » March 15, 2019, 1:17 pm

jackspratt wrote:
March 15, 2019, 12:26 pm
There is an excellent article in the Economist online, relating to the approaching farce.

I hesitate to link to it - mr google is your friend.
Oops! I guess the print edition won't be available this week.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by SJP17 » March 24, 2019, 6:12 pm

Any word on how the exit polls are looking.

Bangkok post seems to be offline so can't read the updates.
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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by Natas » March 24, 2019, 6:32 pm

tamada wrote:
March 15, 2019, 1:17 pm
jackspratt wrote:
March 15, 2019, 12:26 pm
There is an excellent article in the Economist online, relating to the approaching farce.

I hesitate to link to it - mr google is your friend.
Oops! I guess the print edition won't be available this week.
Always yapping..

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by tamada » March 24, 2019, 6:47 pm

Natas wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:32 pm
tamada wrote:
March 15, 2019, 1:17 pm
jackspratt wrote:
March 15, 2019, 12:26 pm
There is an excellent article in the Economist online, relating to the approaching farce.

I hesitate to link to it - mr google is your friend.
Oops! I guess the print edition won't be available this week.
Always yapping..
No. It's available.

Thanks for your interest.

Natas

Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by Natas » March 24, 2019, 6:54 pm

tamada wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:47 pm
Natas wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:32 pm
tamada wrote:
March 15, 2019, 1:17 pm
jackspratt wrote:
March 15, 2019, 12:26 pm
There is an excellent article in the Economist online, relating to the approaching farce.

I hesitate to link to it - mr google is your friend.
Oops! I guess the print edition won't be available this week.
Always yapping..
No. It's available.

Thanks for your interest.
Interest in what? You "falang" opinion on the Election here in Thailand? If I want to know what is going on. I will ask a Thai person who speaks english.
Figure it out.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by Lone Star » March 24, 2019, 7:09 pm

AMERICA: One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by tamada » March 24, 2019, 7:14 pm

With polls closing in less than 10 minutes, PT have pissed allover the junta BTW and the Dems have placed third... where else do you out an ashtray on a motorbike? Future Forward are in 4th place with 75% of "precincts reporting" or whatever the local equivalent is.

Quelle surprise, non?

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by tamada » March 24, 2019, 7:15 pm

Natas wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:54 pm
tamada wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:47 pm
Natas wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:32 pm
tamada wrote:
March 15, 2019, 1:17 pm
jackspratt wrote:
March 15, 2019, 12:26 pm
There is an excellent article in the Economist online, relating to the approaching farce.

I hesitate to link to it - mr google is your friend.
Oops! I guess the print edition won't be available this week.
Always yapping..
No. It's available.

Thanks for your interest.
Interest in what? You "falang" opinion on the Election here in Thailand? If I want to know what is going on. I will ask a Thai person who speaks english.
Figure it out.
Up to u as they say.

To be the last to find out I mean.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by tamada » March 24, 2019, 7:18 pm

Lone Star wrote:
March 24, 2019, 7:09 pm
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politi ... live-video

Exit poll.
Good link, thanks.

The EC's own officlal exit poll is a tad different

https://www.bangkokpost.com/specials/election2019/

Quelle surprise aussi.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by tamada » March 24, 2019, 7:23 pm

Looks like the Khunpluem clan have 'delivered' Chonburi for the junta.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politi ... taya-mayor

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by Natas » March 24, 2019, 8:04 pm

tamada wrote:
March 24, 2019, 7:15 pm
Natas wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:54 pm
tamada wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:47 pm
Natas wrote:
March 24, 2019, 6:32 pm
tamada wrote:
March 15, 2019, 1:17 pm
jackspratt wrote:
March 15, 2019, 12:26 pm
There is an excellent article in the Economist online, relating to the approaching farce.

I hesitate to link to it - mr google is your friend.
Oops! I guess the print edition won't be available this week.
Always yapping..
No. It's available.

Thanks for your interest.
Interest in what? You "falang" opinion on the Election here in Thailand? If I want to know what is going on. I will ask a Thai person who speaks english.
Figure it out.
Up to u as they say.

To be the last to find out I mean.
Well I am not taking 2 of tge Udon Map Trolls opinions on what is going on.. Maybe your followees on here need to be educated.
The Blind Leading The Blind.

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Re: Upcoming Election on 24 March

Post by tamada » March 25, 2019, 12:02 pm

So Natas, beyond your confession to not having an opinion based on the thread subject matter being something that only the locals can participate in and the outcome really only affects the locals, why are you persisting in banging on about it?

Rhetorical question (you don't have to answer it).

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