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Suthep Thuagsuban (left), General Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Suthep’s gaffe will haunt the junta

By Mon, Jun 30, 2014 9:29AM UTC Comments Off Suthep Thuagsuban (left), General Prayuth Chan-Ocha

After Suthep revealed that he had been communicating with Prayuth for four years,* Thai Rath‘s political analysis on June 25 wondered whether Suthep was calling in his chits as summarized below: Suthep revealed that he has been discussing with Prayuth since 2010 about removing Thaksinocracy [Thai Rath then summarizes the Bangkok Post article including the...

Suthep: Prayuth and I have been planning a coup since 2010

By Wed, Jun 25, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Suthep Thuagsuban (left), General Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Suthep let the cat out of the bag at the weekend. The Bangkok Post with the headline “Suthep in talks with Prayuth ‘since 2010’” Mr Suthep broke his silence at a fund-raising dinner on Saturday night at the Pacific Club in Bangkok. … He said he chats regularly to Gen Prayuth and his team via...

Suthep claims ‘in talks with Prayuth’ since 2010 to plot Thai coup

By Mon, Jun 23, 2014 7:30PM UTC Comments Off Suthep Thuagsuban (left), General Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Former opposition politician and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thuagsuban claims to have been in talks with Thailand's army chief and coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha to topple the governments associated to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra "since 2010", according to local media....

Thailand’s political crisis exacerbates: Welcome to Quagmire Country

By Fri, May 16, 2014 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban. Pic: AP.

Welcome to Quagmire Country. Last week Thailand’s acting Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was ousted after a Constitutional Court ruling ruled that she has illegally transferred the head of National Security Council. This was followed by an indictment by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for negligence of duty in the rice-pledging scheme, which could result in her...

Likhit on sovereign power, political vacuum, and Section 7

By Thu, May 15, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban. Pic: AP.

Likhit Dhiravegin, a fellow of the Royal Institute, long-term academic and work on both sides of politics (for the Democrats and a Thai Rak Thai MP) recently was interviewed by Jomquan on Nation Channel’s Kom Chud Luek‘s political news program.* Kaewmala has provided a translation and some context for the interview in 3 posts (On...

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