Huston Cron:” Thailand would be better off with a deeply flawed leader ultimately accountable to the electorate than what it has now: a military dictator who has revoked the constitution.”
You forget he is the richest man in Thailand. The only other two forces that could possible oppose him are the military and the King. He bribes the poor to his will. It was not a real democracy before and taking him out, paves the way for a real election.