Human Rights: Junta prosecution puts elderly mother of man escaping junta in the hospital

A man on the run from Prayuth’s junta prosecution,  Thantawut Taweewarodomkul, says, quote: “I decided that I will go to a third country after this in order to begin a new life. I have left my son, who I love with all my heart, with my parents. They have been threatened every day. Police and…

Democracy: Prayuth’s 1,000 Movie Screens vs Human Rights Watch! Who Wins?

Several local press reported today, that the Thai junta, excited by the success of screening a “Guts and Glory” war movie with “Kings and Massive Patriotism” for Thais to see, for free in modern movie theater across Thailand, is planning to show the movie, at some 1,000 mobile movie screen, across Thailand. The screening of…

Diplomacy: Thailand’s junta spokesman? An Intelligence Officer who Directs Foreign Liaison (Embassies) Division

It is a stark contrast between German’s news unit, DW, on Human Rights Watch saying, quote: “Thai junta has ‘severely harmed’ faith in democracy” and Scoop News, headline on the Thai junta spokesman, Werachon, saying “Don’t Say “Coup Destroying Democracy” in Thailand. Meet Werachon, the Thai junta spokesman, that is a character, right out of…

Economics: Junta shake-up Thai state enterprises! Improve Management or Rich Picking?

Prayuth is shaking-up state enterprises, with the stated goal of improving performance and will likely be appointing a host of new CEO and board members to the state enterprises. Of course, Thailand is infested with corruption and bad management, and the Thai military is “No Exception” to the rule. On corruption, after the 2006 coup,…

Coup Culture: No “Red Carpet” only “High Security” for Prayuth’s free to Thais guts & glory war movie

No “Red Carpet” only “High Security” for Prayuth’s free to Thais “Guts & Glory” war movie! Prayuth’s junta is offering all Thais to see a “Guts & Glory” movie about ancient Thai war. Thai junta free movie comes with strings attach, however, local news reports. The strings are one cannot leave the movie theater once…