Corrupt democracy spurs Thai monarchists to protest in the streets

December 5, 2013

According to the Royal News Blog:

Their [the protesters] leader, Suthep Thuagsuban, a veteran Democrat party MP who resigned to spearhead the protests, has publicly indicated that the protesters’ goal is to replace Yingluck with a “people’s government” and to elevate the role of the monarchy in Thailand’s electoral democracy. The protesters are fed up with the electoral system and the money politics that lubricates and underpins Thai democracy. Exemplified by Thaksin, unscrupulous politicians buy their way to success at the polls and then recoup their “electoral investments” with a hefty profit from corruption when in office.

To read the full article in the Royal News Blog, please click here.

The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Andy Marchand

The Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Andy Marchand

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