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By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div> <div>Forming political alliances, securing military influence, creating extra-parliamentary mechanisms and establishing dominant ideology are things that the ruling junta has learnt from the 2006 wasted coup, says an academic.</div> </div>
By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<p><em>Election? Another coup? People’s uprising? Where is Thailand heading? Academics have said that if the military decides to prolong its regime, a people’s uprising is inevitable.&nbsp;</em></p> <p></p>
<div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Coup makers continue to threaten academics as the Thai military has unofficially summoned Chulalongkorn political scientist Pitch Pongsawat for "adtitute adjustment" on Friday.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The talk took place on Friday morning at the military base in Sanam Pao, Bangkok.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The military on Wednesday contacted Pitch and “invited” him for a “talk.” On Friday, the military sent a van to take the academi to the military base, according to the academic.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>During the three-hour talk, Pitch said on </div>
<p>Kevin Hewison of the&nbsp;University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill talks to Pitch Pongsawat of Chulalongkorn University about Thaksin and his politics in Prachatai's online talk show.</p>