Thai officials open a sealed ballot box ahead of counting. Photo: Bloomberg
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Why did Thailand’s junta bother with its farcical election?

  • Prayuth Chan-ocha has turned these polls into an exercise in thwarting the Shinawatras
  • Which begs the question: why carry out a vote if you’re not committed to the underlying principles?

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Thai officials open a sealed ballot box ahead of counting. Photo: Bloomberg
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