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Thai politics - damned by dysfunction

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Offline Alfie

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There's an interesting opinion piece in the Bangkok Post today, written by Voranai Vanijaka. It's worth a read.

Below is just the beginning of the article
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The Democrats and the People's Alliance for Democracy once again found common cause in their fear of amnesty for the bogeyman which might set up his return. They showed a mutual willingness to discard the democratic process and use thug-like intimidation and violence to achieve their goal of stopping the controversial reconciliation bill.

Their actions perpetuate the never-ending cycle of idiocy in Thai politics, where the two sides of the political divide differ only in the colours of their shirts and their exact purposes. But otherwise they are all the same: hypocritical in their words, shameless with their propaganda, destructive in their deeds and selfish in their motives.

Polarised politics, pulled apart by extreme partisanship, acted out by too-eager cronies and driven by popular personalities out of self-interest, all legitimised by self-righteousness. Both sides would claim their causes are just, as if that excuses deeds that are unjust.

The Thai political institution is dysfunctional. No matter whom we vote for, no matter what reform is introduced, it all comes to naught because the institution and the characters operating in it are not only incapable, but unwilling to change for the better.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/296319/a-country-damned-by-dysfunction


Offline sulasno

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funny that he changed his shirt from yellow to red lol

perhaps he underwent brain surgery or was being brained washed

have to agree that his current articles seem more balanced though


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Or perhaps the did what many others did, and what Suthep accused the DSI of doing, he sided with those in power. Watch him jump back to the other side if or when the government changes.


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