Must choose the future that we really don’t choose

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From Thairath, May 25, 2016
Title: Must choose the future that we really don’t choose.
Ont he box: Referendum 7 August 2016
On military men in black: Return – happiness
Mouse man: Stop cheating people of the future.
Mouse: Thai people in sorrow.

[This reflects the view of people who see the referendum as offering little choice for a democratic future for Thailand (or a future where Thaksin can return to politics). A “yes” vote will create a government that can be scuttled by appointed military senators. This means further amnesty or constitutional rewrites will be impossible. A “no” would lead to further election delays or the institution of an alternate charter. Either way, those who supported the Pheu Thai and its goals see the referendum as a no-win game.]

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