- Posted November 29, 2013 by
UNMASKING THAKSIN REGIME (PART 3) ALL THE GOOD AND KEY PEOPLE TURNED THEIR BACKS ON THAKSIN
From ideals and determination of those famous people to build a good party, it turned into a party full of sewage, a gathering place for rogue politicians. This formed Thaksin regime and caused prominent people with clean and transparent image such as Sem Pringpoungkaew, MD, Pravej Wasi, MD, Kanit Na Nakorn, PhD, and Kasem Wattanachai, MD, gradually withdrew and totally turned their backs on Thai Rak Thai eventually. They saw that the party was not different from an old dirty political company.
Sulak Sivarak or “S. Sivarak,” a senior thinker and one of those who used to support Thaksin, admitted later, “Not to mention those people, even I had been tricked by Thaksin for a year when I supported him. I believe people will see through this just like I did. Although this may be slow but they will see it….Thaksin has no ethics. He lies and is insincere. He lies about everything. He used connections in his minister all the time. All of the ministries, departments and offices he oversaw were damaged so how would we be able to accept this individual?”
After ascension to power as a Prime Minister, Pol. Lt. Col. Thaksin began to show the colors of a business leader from nefarious capitalism. He gradually monopolized his power in any and all parts of the country by using various forms of benefits and government authority to buy anything in his path, even directors in various independent organizations according to the Constitution.
More importantly, he used state power to exploit conflict of interests to gloatingly accommodate his businesses affiliated with Shin Corp. This was to the point of violating the Constitution by enacting tax cuts on cell phone business causing the companies in Shin Corp. to gain benefits worth several billion baht. This also included approving a loan of 4,000 billion baht with no interest for Myanmar authoritarian military government so the money could be used to buy communication accessories and equipment from companies in Shin Corp. There were also several other projects within the scope of overlapping interests with businesses affiliated with Shin Corp. and other businesses that supported the government.
Chasing after benefits in the era of Thai Rak Thai in power also included rumors that all of the government projects or even appointments and reassignments of high commissioners and executives of state enterprises were entirely profitable businesses with key people on Shinawatra family controlling it.
With the enormous capital that was increasingly growing and the state power in hands, it enables them the capability to use populist policies to indirectly buy votes. They have used the capital and state power to attract politicians, civil servants, state enterprise executives, some groups of business people, and some companies of mainstream media. Those have surrendered and become their slaves to expand and increasingly strengthen power and influence of the Thaksin regime. This has led to an ambitious concept to pave the way to a major change by monopolizing power to absolutely seize Thailand.