06 June 2014

Quote of the day...

Prayut Chan-o-cha Prayut Chan-o-cha

Since the coup, Prayut Chan-o-cha has delivered a weekly address each Friday evening, titled คืนความสุข ให้คนในชาติ (‘returning happiness to the Thai people’) and broadcast on all channels. Tonight, he began with a remarkable piece of Orwellian doublethink, claiming that he orchestrated the coup because “we respect democracy.”

In another memorable quote, last year Prayut dismissed criticism surrounding the GT200. Previous quotes of the day: an Election Commissioner agues against an election, hypocrisy from Suthep Thaugsuban, a yellow-shirt leader says Thailand should be more like North Korea, the Information and Communication Technology Minister openly admits to violating the Computer Crime Act, and a Ministry of Culture official patronises Thai filmgoers.

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