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    Posted February 21, 2014 by
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    Does Yingluck Government behave democratically as it was democratic elected?

     

    Pheu Thai government got to the power by wining 15 million votes.



    Elective Dictatorship ?

     

    Yingluck government pushed through the amnesty bill that would amnesty corrupt politicians and Rights Abusers which Human Rights Commissions of the UN have said it's not on. The bill got rejected and suspended by the Higher House meaning the government could pass it again. Yingluck Government also sneaked a loan bill to the parliament then passed it urgently at 3 AM.

     

    Listen to ideas ?

     

    On the Rice Scheme policy, Office of the Auditor General of Thailand has warned Yingluck government that it could lead to corruption, and asked the government to call off the policy. IMF and World Bank have also warned Yingluck government that the rice scheme policy might face a huge loss, but the government refused to listen saying IMF and World Bank doesn’t know anything about Thai economy. Then when it ran into funding issue Yingluck government forced
    forced Government Saving Bank to loan to BACC to pay rice farmers while the President of Bank of Thailand asked Yingluck government to get the money the right way by selling the rice. The Election Commission has said clearly that the circumstances that find ourself in in this country now free and fair elections couldn’t be held, yet Yingluck government pushed the elections through.

     

    Democratic process ?

     

    Before the elections, Yingluck government ran a campaign “one man one vote” which Pheu Thai Party MP got caught cheating on voting the bills in the Parliament. The Constitutional Court questioned MP Natisorn Thongtirach why he voted more than once and this is what he answered “I like to vote more than once. I have been it for 10 years.” Pheu Thai Party hasn’t said or done anything about it.. Moreover, Yingluck government has rejected the verdicts of the Courts when the Courts didn’t rule in it’s favor, on the other hand, it accepted the Courts’ ruling when the Courts ruled in it favor for instance the Constitution Court has refused to rule on the legality of the February 2 election. Recently, Xinhua reported Thai caretaker Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has appealed to foreign governments and international organizations to condemn anti- government protesters in the country saying their condemnation of protesters' law-violating actions will not be viewed as interference in Thailand's domestic affairs as it is in line with the Charter of the United Nations.

     


    Pheu Thai government may be well democratic elected, but it has to behave democratically as well.

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