By Giles Ji Ungpakorn
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As will be shown later, this legitimising function has been cultivated by all governments since Sarit. The 10 th January 2002 issue of the Far Eastern Economic review was banned in Thailand and the editors accused of lèse majesté for writing a short article suggesting that the King was becoming irritated by Taksin’s “arrogance” and his “meddling in royal family affairs” by having “business links with Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn”. 7 The Taksin governments’ actions towards the magazine were more about defending the government from negative rumours, than defending the Monarchy.
Yet it was the revolutionary overthrow of this king in 1932 by the Peoples Party that resulted in a Constitution and an end to the Absolute Monarchy. 8 He is a pillar of elite society. As an institution the Monarchy often behaves like a business corporation, charging fees for public appearances and degree ceremonies. Yet we are told by rural anarchists 9 that the King “invented” the idea of Community- Self Sufficiency Economics or Setakit Chumchon Por-piang as an alternative to global capitalism.
After the 19th September coup the government announced that it would use “Sufficiency Economics”. The legitimising influence of the Monarchy is sought by many people from very different backgrounds. The Monarchy is undeniably a very important institution in society. But exactly what kind of institution is it and how much political power does it really have? 8 9 See Suehiro Akira (1996) Capital accumulation in Thailand 1855-1985. Silkworm Books. ” Paper presented at the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, 29/6/2006 (In Thai).
A Coup for the Rich: Thailand’s political Crisis by Giles Ji Ungpakorn