Nobody respect rule in Thailand. That is the problem that cost political turmoil right now.There are two opposition one is thai goverment PeauThai and the Democrat party. The problem start eight years ago back when PeauThai rule under Taksin Shinawatra, the ex-priminister. Taksin start and finish many kind of project that many goverment before him unable to execute. But at the same time corruption went skyhigh. Tax evation was the last straw that draw people to protest on the street. The Peauthai goverment dissolved and pave way for new election. This is when problem come. Eventhough Peauthai goverment corrupt and steal from people like no one before, people still see them as a doer (something thai people yern for after long period of no progress), there was a sign that PeauThai party will be elect goverment once again dispite heavy corruption. Why would heavy corruption goverment get reelect you ask? That is because every goverment in thai history have corruption problem. They all rule with slow progress. Majority of thai people then ready to accept PeauThai corruption in exchange of progress. And that is sad. The opposition party Democrat join protest on the street. Put it simply they refuse to join the election if they are not win. This is the first sign that thing went wrong in Thailand. The Democrat party demand change by being stubborn instend of bring about change that thai people sorely want. When America want change There are Obama who act as a beacon who will bring about change for them.But in Thailand when Democrat party want change they become stubborn refused to join the election unless they win. So much for the Democracy or you could say it's democracy Thailand way. Even when you are on the right side youa are suppose to use method that respect the rule but they refuse to do it. The potest went on until the Militaly come interfere. The military coup take over oust expriminster Taksin Shinawatra, changed the rule and constitution. Dispite the effort to prevent heavy corruption PeauThai party get reelect.
Both party have difference kind of supporter. PeauThai party supporter are mostly unprivileged under educate people from north and northeastern of Thailand that accept heavy corruption in exchange for progress and policy. While Democrat party supporter are educate people in bangkok and the south that can't stand corruption and want stability. It have become a great devide, a class war. People who have difference political point of view will be percieve as an enemy. This let no room for change of heart or cross over. It have become like hooligans that cheer on difference football team. Political climate have become really nasty instead of interllectual topic.
Fast foward in to now. PeauThai party rule as a goverment. They rule with very reckless policy.One of many bogus policy is to get 2 billions loan to fund their mega project(highspeed train) instead of use yearly budget. A loan that will get thai people 50 years to pay back.They did not accept rule of constitution court. And last and not least they pass amnesty bill that will pardon their corupption. Give corruption money back to exprimeminister. Thailand under their rule is head downhill...fast. Thailand is on the verge to become the next Greece. Thai people and the opposition party have no option but to organise a protest.
On one hand we have majority rule democracy that will lead us to ruin and the other hand we have somewhat uncivilize goverment sistem waiting for us. Thailand as it appear now is not mature for democracy. No one respect the rule. What thailand really need now is political figures that creative and have morale. There are no beautiful way out at the moment. But when majority voted goverment do whatever they want. What choice do we have?
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