Press "Enter" to skip to content

Srettha Thavisin’s Chess Game: Legal Advice, Cabinet Controversies, and Political Drama

Order Cannabis Online Order Cannabis Online

In the heart of political Bangkok, a narrative unfolds—worthy of its own prime-time drama. It feels like a chess match, where seasoned players make their calculated moves. At the center of this intricate dance is Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, a name that’s been resonating through the high-ceilinged corridors of power, particularly after a rendezvous that might just influence the future direction of Thai politics. Imagine the scene: a huddle between the Prime Minister, Srettha Thavisin, and the veteran of legal battlegrounds, the former deputy prime minister and legal luminary, Wissanu Krea-ngam, at the prestigious Bangkok Post Forum 2023 back in October. Their meeting was not just a congregation of minds but a pivotal moment that sparked discussions nationwide.

On an unsuspecting Monday, echoes of this encounter reverberated louder as PM Thavisin divulged, with notable hesitation, that he sought counsel from Wissanu on a prickly issue—a cabinet appointment shadowed by a legal paradox. The appointment in question was clouded by a past, a prison record, threatening to undermine the very ethical fabric the cabinet claims to uphold. The rendezvous for counsel wasn’t your ordinary official meeting. No, it was a visit to Wissanu’s residence, an informal setting for a not-so-informal discussion. PM Thavisin, cloaked in confidence yet veiling the intricacies, shared, “We had a discussion.” Yet, he stopped short of unraveling the veil of secrecy surrounding their conversation. It piques one’s interest—what advice did Wissanu impart?

As the narrative thickens, we find our Prime Minister bolstered in confidence, ready to face the looming specter of the court’s judgment. Yet, amid these personal affirmations, the political atmosphere is rife with tension. Enter Chaithawat Tulathon, leader of the vehement opposition, Move Forward Party (MFP). His insights offer a glimpse into the potential repercussions—a tremor that could shake the very foundations of the coalition government, thwarting policy implementation and casting a long shadow over the crucial budget bill slated for 2025.

In a twist reminiscent of political thrillers, if the court’s gavel falls unfavorably, it could herald the search for a successor. The MFP eyes this as an opportunity, casting Pita Limjaroenrat into the ring as their champion for the prime ministerial mantle. Yet, the labyrinth of Thai politics, with its alliances and rivalries, suggests a straightforward path is but a fanciful dream. Despite the Senate’s evolving role in this political saga, the chessboard remains complex, with both historical adversaries and opportunistic alliances shaping the battle for supremacy.

Amid this chess game, Bhumjaithai Party leader Anutin Charnvirakul stands as a beacon of unity. His words resonate with a steadfast commitment to governance, undeterred by the swirling winds of political uncertainty. Yet, as the Constitutional Court beckons PM Thavisin to justify his actions, the shadow of a possible ouster looms large, casting a pall over his tenure. It’s a high-stakes drama, with Pichit Chuenban’s resignation as PM’s Office Minister adding yet another layer to this multifaceted saga.

The crux of this controversy? The appointment of Pichit, a figure intertwined with Thaksin Shinawatra’s legal battles and once imprisoned over an attempt to sway the scales of justice with a hefty bribe. It’s a tale of legality, ethics, and power—ingredients for a potent narrative brew.

This unfolding drama against the backdrop of Thailand’s political arena is more than just news. It’s a riveting saga of ambition, advice, and the delicate balance of power. As each player moves their pawns, the nation watches, anticipates, and debates—what will be the next move in this grand game of political chess?


  1. BangkokBilly May 27, 2024

    The real question isn’t what advice Wissanu gave, but whether any legal advice can cleanse the ethical stain of appointing a once-convicted individual to the cabinet. It’s a slippery slope from here.

    • PragmaticPete May 27, 2024

      Ethical standards in politics? That’s rich. The entire political scene, not just in Thailand but globally, operates on pragmatism, not idealism. The appointment could be a calculated risk, beneficial in the long run.

      • EthicsEnthusiast May 27, 2024

        But isn’t striving for ethical standards what separates the best leaders from the merely pragmatic ones? Sure, politics isn’t a fairy tale, but there should be a line that isn’t crossed. Where do we draw it if not here?

    • BangkokBilly May 27, 2024

      A calculated risk with someone’s past? I see your point, Pete, but compromising on fundamental ethics could tarnish the entire administration’s image. There’s a difference between being pragmatic and being reckless.

  2. SiamSam May 27, 2024

    Everyone’s focused on the juicy gossip of potential ousting and court drama, but what about the implications for policy and governance? This constant instability does nothing but hinder progress on real issues.

  3. ThaiThinker May 27, 2024

    It’s fascinating how Thai politics mirrors a chess game with each move calculated yet unpredictable. But let’s not forget, in chess, the pawns are often sacrificed for greater strategy. Who are the pawns in this scenario?

    • ChessMaster May 27, 2024

      In political chess games, the pawns are usually the public, aren’t they? Our needs and wants are often overlooked for the sake of political maneuvers and keeping power.

  4. PolicyNerd May 27, 2024

    Chaithawat Tulathon and Pita Limjaroenrat stirring the pot isn’t new, but it’s a critical move to keep the current administration on its toes. It’s about time some real competition showed up to challenge the status quo.

    • RealistRay May 27, 2024

      Competition is good, but do you honestly believe MFP can bring about the change we need? All parties make promises they can’t keep. The cycle of hope and disappointment continues.

      • HopefulHannah May 27, 2024

        We have to believe in the possibility of change, Ray. If we become too cynical, what’s left? We need to support movements that aim for progress, even if it’s a slow climb.

  5. LegalEagle May 27, 2024

    The legal paradox surrounding the cabinet appointment is a crucial focal point. The law is clear on eligibility; why bend it for political expediency? This sets a dangerous precedent for the future.

    • DevilsAdvocate May 27, 2024

      Isn’t the essence of law to interpret it as per the situation’s needs? If the appointment is for the greater good, maybe the ends justify the means. Politics is not black and white.

      • PencilPusher May 27, 2024

        But where do we draw the line? Today it’s for the ‘greater good,’ tomorrow it’s for personal gains disguised as public service. We can’t keep moving the goalposts to fit the narrative.

  6. GrassrootsGuy May 27, 2024

    All these high-level talks and legal maneuvers forget one thing – the voice of the ordinary Thai. We’re more than just spectators in their game; it’s our future they’re playing with.

  7. AnutinFan May 27, 2024

    Anutin Charnvirakul’s call for unity is what we need right now, amid all this chaos. The country needs to band together, not be torn apart by endless political strife and controversy.

  8. DisillusionedDave May 27, 2024

    This whole narrative is a repeat of history. New faces, same old politics. I doubt any real change will come from this saga, no matter who ends up on the throne.

  9. Order Cannabis Online Order Cannabis Online

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More from ThailandMore posts in Thailand »