Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

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Re: Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:37 pm

Not guilty - on this one. Next up disband due to a funding loan at election time, more chance of this one succeeding and perhaps that was the tactic to appear even handed, we'll see.
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Re: Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

Post by adders28 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:08 pm

Cowshed Cowboy wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Not guilty - on this one. Next up disband due to a funding loan at election time, more chance of this one succeeding and perhaps that was the tactic to appear even handed, we'll see.
As i said before they announced it lol
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Re: Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

Post by adders28 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:08 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:47 am
rumors?court decides today
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Re: Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

Post by adders28 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:10 pm

sigmoid wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:53 am
It must be remembered that the Kingdom of Thailand is an absolute monarchy already. Analysing the soap opera of the political system simply results in a distraction from this fact.

Saturday's military display was a pledge of allegiance to the monarchy in the form of the current king, which had not yet been officially conducted for the new reign.
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Re: Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:33 pm

BANGKOK, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday found key figures of the opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing the country’s monarchy, an allegation that could have seen the high-profile party banned.

The ruling was a relief for the opposition, which has said the anti-monarchy charges were politically motivated to suppress dissent against Thailand’s government headed by a former military junta leader.

The court rejected the claims the party sought to overthrow the monarchy, based on social media posts and academic publications by key members since before the party was founded.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 67, is a constitutional monarch, but in traditional culture, the monarch is revered as the country’s protector and insulting the king is a criminal offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Seeking to abolish the monarchy is considered a grave offense.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/21/reuters ... court.html
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Re: Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

Post by adders28 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:21 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:33 pm
BANGKOK, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday found key figures of the opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing the country’s monarchy, an allegation that could have seen the high-profile party banned.

The ruling was a relief for the opposition, which has said the anti-monarchy charges were politically motivated to suppress dissent against Thailand’s government headed by a former military junta leader.

The court rejected the claims the party sought to overthrow the monarchy, based on social media posts and academic publications by key members since before the party was founded.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 67, is a constitutional monarch, but in traditional culture, the monarch is revered as the country’s protector and insulting the king is a criminal offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Seeking to abolish the monarchy is considered a grave offense.
You heard it here first folks

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/21/reuters ... court.html
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Re: Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:53 am

This is fascinating stuff Thanks guys, you got me interested in Thai politics for the first time since early Red/Yellow days.
( of course i thought the Yellows were the white hats, at first, because i did not like Thaksin's deep deep corruption - modern style. Then i just threw my hands up in the air when i realised both groups were basically ratbags)

Illuminati???????
LOL. Shows how tripping this Junta is.
Stuff like that is a indicator of seriously out of touch arrogance.
- the kind that can turn seriously nasty.

It seems to me that Thais, as a whole, want it both ways - Rule by God King
and Democracy.
This endless cycle will never stop until there is clear national consensus on who is the ultimate power.

A true "constitutional monarchy" thing will not just magically morph and fit in somehow as a benign stabilising power -
The traditional mystical forces are still too powerful in the thai psyche. Not to mention the deeply entrenched powerful clique that feudal systems support, and which enforce the king's will.

The people and their representative, Parliament, have never staged the ultimate show-down in Thailand.
Maybe Thailand needs the full revolution, like England had in the mid 1600's. ?? Sort it out for good.
It could lead to real, enduring, stability - that does not look like happening in the next million years under the current schizophrenic mind set.

but i am seriously under-informed. This ^^^ is just my impression after a long time (45 years ago i first went there) of very casual watching. Thailand has never ever been my primary interest in the region. Just a hub.

ps, i like the way you guys argue, lol, i'm learning a lot - both about thailand, and about civilised jousting. chuckle. thanks.
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Re: Future Forward prepare for probable disbandment by the Thai Constitutional Court

Post by yong » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:35 am

So finally the Royals and Generals blinked first
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