Voranai another good article

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Re: Voranai another good article

Post by Bristolian » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:25 pm

I would be willing to bet that they'll keep on going until they get it right, no matter how long it takes - Baldrick has a cunning plan!
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Post by buksida » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:03 am

Not Voranai but equally as good ...

Rule with Iron Fist. Lie Without Shame.
A long, long time ago, just one day after junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha staged his May 2014 coup, I was asked by Al Jazeera TV what I thought of him.

My reply was that Prayuth, as army chief, had repeatedly said on the record that he would not stage a coup, then staged one. I reminded viewers that it means either he abruptly changed his mind or lied. Either one means Prayuth is unreliable.

Fast-forward to the first days of 2017, 32 months after the songwriting general begged for “a little more time” and promised elections within a year, and find he still hasn’t lived up to his word.

The elections promised for 2017 may not happen after all.

This time the harbingers of news were members of the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly. On Sunday, assembly member Gen. Somjet Boontanom said another 15 months were needed to pass necessary legislation before an election could be held. That would mean rewriting the “roadmap” for restoring democratic rule yet again.

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/opinion/2 ... out-shame/
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Post by Felipesed1 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:15 am

As the country is doing quite well under the present administration -serious attempts are being made to stop corruption etc - I don't see any special need to return to "democratic rule".
It is not working very well in many European countries is it?

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Post by buksida » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:09 pm

Felipesed1 wrote:serious attempts are being made to stop corruption etc
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Post by STEVE G » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:13 pm

Felipesed1 wrote:As the country is doing quite well under the present administration -serious attempts are being made to stop corruption etc - I don't see any special need to return to "democratic rule".
It is not working very well in many European countries is it?
Stopping corruption by increasing the defence budget?

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Post by Felipesed1 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:23 pm

All budgets have been increased - anything else to contribute?

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Post by STEVE G » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:45 pm

Felipesed1 wrote:All budgets have been increased - anything else to contribute?
We used to be able to discuss Thai politics openly on here but the present government have made that illegal.

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Post by Felipesed1 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:51 pm

The newspapers discuss Thai politics all the time.
That is what this thread refers to, is it not?

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Post by huahin4ever » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:42 pm

VORANAI: WHEN POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/opinion/2 ... bsolutely/
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Re: Voranai another good article

Post by handdrummer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:22 am

Re democracy: You can't return to something you never had. elections do not equal democracy. Russia has elections, Venezuela has elections, etc.

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Re: Voranai another good article

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:51 am

I worry about Voranai.

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