Compare the 2007 and 2015 Thai military coup written constitutions

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Wicha Mahakhun, a former Thai judge and (military coup sponsored) constitution drafter, stated:

“People, especially academics who want to see the constitution lead to genuine democracy, are naïve. We all know elections are evil. Even HM the King places trust in the judges; would you condemn them?” From the article: Charter drafter pans ‘evil’ elections – The Nation.

Giles Ungpakorn, a political scientist at Chulalongkorn University charges:

“The drafters will claim they are following the policies of the palace, but it’s much more complicated than that, …. Moreover, the monarchy is just one institution. There are 65 million other people in Thailand who deserve an equal say in how the country is run.”
“The (18th Thai Constitution) has a problem right from the start,… Giving power to unelected civil servants who tend to be very conservative is a step backwards.” From the article: The Rise of Thailand’s Third Branch – By Daniel Ten Kate   – The Asia Sentinel.

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