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Gen Prawit believes there won’t be a coup after the elections if…

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There will always be coups in Thailand....the military is far to large, top heavy and aligned with the wealthy.

Reduce the size and power of the military...all 3 disciplines....ensure the MoD manages the finances and allocation and not be a puppet...YL was defence minister in the last legal administration, which shows the futility of this pseudo ministry.

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2 hours ago, tigermoth said:

If governments here could get on with the job of governing rather than see getting into government as a way to line their pockets and thus causing a coup because the military do not want to miss out on the fun then there would never be a coup. Also there should be no place in the government for the military. The military are for the sole purpose of protecting the country from outside invasion to the country, its oceans and terrorteries The government protects the internal  affairs of the country with its laws and regulations and judicial system.

Ah; your just talking about the way things are in a normal country.  Sadly this country is about as far from normal as it could be !

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

He dismissed an analytical report in the Washington Post website which places Thailand in second spot after Burundi as countries with high risk of a coup this year, saying that statistics cannot be used to determine whether there will be a coup or not in Thailand.

Like a approval rating this guys dismissal rating must be off the charts. Its hard to believe a word that comes out of this guys mouth. 

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as at least he has made an attempt to clean up some of the obvious problems that the last two

 

Ah yes, a beach chair and lottery enthusiast.

 

That's about it, the former was an annoyance, the latter was "reformed" to re-direct the proceeds to "good" tigers.

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3 hours ago, tigermoth said:

If governments here could get on with the job of governing rather than see getting into government as a way to line their pockets and thus causing a coup because the military do not want to miss out on the fun then there would never be a coup. Also there should be no place in the government for the military. The military are for the sole purpose of protecting the country from outside invasion to the country, its oceans and terrorteries The government protects the internal  affairs of the country with its laws and regulations and judicial system.

 

If governments (Thai) truely did their job properly, specifically ensuring a competent judicial system and police force existed, the coups would become more violent due to the desperation for money.

 

Sadly there appears no solution as if the military wouldnt do it with the power granted to them, no civilian government ever will.

 

And the answer why not is fairly clear.

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Yep, and I believe it will snow in Phuket 27th of april.

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There will be never be a coup in Thailand anymore....

 

Coups are overrated, same as elections...

No Elections, no need for coup, love me forever.... 

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

 

 

“There is a high likelihood of no more coups if all the politicians can talk to one another and take good care of the people. The military then works under politicians,” Prawit 3

So all it takes is another suthep who is unwilling to negotiate and talk n there will be another coup. I understand now the conditions for no coup.

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Didnt they say "there  will be no coup" abut 3-4-5 years ago too.................honestly, its a country of total  and utter morons, greedy, selfish, violent evil morons, one day can only hope they get their  just desserts, theyve educated the nation to be morons, follow  like sheep, do what we say or end up dead..............The Great Thai nation....bloody  joke

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ID: 60   Posted (edited)

5 hours ago, Stargrazer9889 said:

In reading the comments, I am convinced that the expats still think they know everything there is

to know about Thailand, and Thai politics.  Maybe if a democratic election takes place and the

people who do get in power are not bought and paid for as they were in the past, then maybe the

Democratic government would be a lot more real than the last two attempts. Just like Trump in the US, I say let the next election take place and give Thailand a chance, don't be so quick to slam the present PM

as at least he has made an attempt to clean up some of the obvious problems that the last two

leaders did not.

 

never in a million years will Thailand be clean as Democracy is a word that does not translate into thai, to clean up the mess you need stable government by the people for the people not army people who know little and in most cases nothing about life because they live in their own protected world

 

The army is a money making machine for the top brass its impossible to amass the fortunes they have on army pay, So sadly Thailand will stay as it is until one of them wakes up and starts to think of the Majority then boots the Minority into jail or better eliminates their whole clan.

 

Thailand needs to learn its easy to be a thief but hard to be honest and far to many come out of the first mode

 

The country is doomed I am afraid as when you look back at its history its the same problem by the same people year after year Money and Power

 

North Korea MK2 sorry to say

Edited by wakeupplease

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Of course there won't be another coup.  Under the new constitution the military remain in power regardless of which party wins the election.  The whole of the Senate is to be appointed with 6 seats reserved for the military leaders.  The  prime minister will be appointed by a selection committee and doesn't have to be a politician.  (Guess who!).  The new government will have no power without the backing of the Senate  which has no elected members and remains in control of the military.

 

Why would there be a coup?  If the appointed prime minister doesn't do as he's told, then the Senate has the power to impeach him/her.

 

Democracy is dead. 

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I know his nickname is "Pom", but if he were mobbed-up it would be "Tiny".

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12 hours ago, Raymonddiaz said:

if PTP wins again, there will be another coup. ( it's just a circle). But I doubt the next general election is going to be fair and just. ( maybe no election needed because we are so happy with the junta!!! 😁).

 

Groundhog day. 

 

But I'm fairly sure an election is a long way off.  

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The general was asked if there was going to be a coup this year. He looked through his calendar and said. "well there's nothing about it in here so we're good through December"

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There is always a coup.  The elections aren't over until the elected government is overthrown by some crazy general, it's Thai tradition.

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There can't be an elected government, only a partially elected government with the Senate and the military holding the reins. Eliminates any need for a coup.

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Forget another coup or new governments, the only thing that will sort LOS out is a full on revolution from the peasants- assuming they can drag themselves out of bed in time to not miss the schedule. 

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Looking at all the current signs, if history doesn't repeat itself this time around it will be a minor miracle.

 

Since 1932, when the absolute monarchy was abolished and the temporary new charter pledge that "the highest power in the land belongs to all people", Thailand has had 25 general elections and 20 military coups, 12 of which succeeded.

 

After each successful takeover, military regimes have routinely replaced existing constitutions with new versions. Parliamentary institutions, as defined by Thailand's fourteen constitutions between 1932 and 1987, and competition among civilian politicians, have - in the words of Wikipedia, "generally been facades for military governments".

 

Since they took power, the preent junta has rolled out a raft of measures designed to tie down the next popular, elected government like some latter-day Gulliver. Should it break free from bondage you can bet your Gucci boots what will happen next. . . 

 

 

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