Accountability in Thai-Niyom Democracy in Thailand
Thailand Thai-Niyom Democracy created by National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) military junta government who seized power in Thailand on May 22, 2014. Chief of NCPO General Prayut Chan-o-cha who appointed himself to be 29th Prime minister of Thailand. He claimed that Thailand have unique condition different from other countries. Thailand should have own democracy style for the best interest of Thai people. He defined the national strategy for 20 years and wrote the Constitution prohibits the government in the future cannot change his strategies. Thai-Niyom Democracy concept is focus on good person and Thai culture. Thai people should follow government leaderships from top to bottom. Accountability in dictatorship government can investigate and punish for political opponents and bureaucratic very strict but nobody can question or investigate government or their support groups. Military junta accused of legal charges and punishment of government inspectors charges of endangering national security. The military dictatorship speaks on mass media about the reform of the country to complete democracy. The indicators of accountability are about structure process and many actors who can access to official documents or details of government projects, Public disclosure, Media, Civil society and Thai citizen cannot ask for any information from government. Public accountability didn’t appear on dictatorship government that’s claim to be good person and scarified for Thai people but it’s not true.
Index Terms - Accountability, Thai-Niyom, democracy