Nitirat and the lese majeste petition to parliament

28 05 2012

It is interesting that the Nitirat group has been able to collect more than 27,000 signatures to allow it to petition parliament “to sponsor a bill to prevent abuse of the lese majeste law.” This is almost double the number of signatures required.

The Campaign Committee for Amendment of Article 112 recently held a rally at Thammasat University to provide details. Originally, 38,281 people signed the petition, but the committee found 27,296 were eligible to sign.

The committee is scheduled to present the petition to parliament on Tuesday.

The report states that:

Thammasat auditorium was filled with red-shirt supporters who back the Article 112 amendment. The demonstrators said they would band together until Article 112 is either annulled or rewritten to stop it from being manipulated as a political tool.

The Campaign Committee said that the lese majeste law was widely abused by “pro-coup politicians and activists used the law to gag their critics.”

Both of the main royalist parliamentary parties, the misnamed Democrat Party and the Puea Thai Party, have both stated that they will ignore the petition. As PPT understands it, their intention to not act on the petition is quite possibly unconstitutional, although we doubt the royalist Constitutional Court would rule in line with the provisions of the constitution on lese majeste.


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29 05 2012
Charnvit on campaign to amend Article 112 « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] PPT posted on the petition yesterday. Share this:FacebookTwitterStumbleUponDiggTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmailPrint by thaipoliticalprisoners on May 29, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Campaign Committee for the Amendment of Article 112, Charnvit Kasetsiri, lese majeste […]

29 05 2012
Charnvit on campaign to amend Article 112 « Political Prisoners of Thailand

[…] PPT posted on the petition yesterday. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrStumbleUponLinkedInPinterestRedditDiggEmailPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Tags: Campaign Committee for the Amendment of Article 112, Charnvit Kasetsiri, lese majeste […]

1 06 2012
Historian Charnvit Kasetsiri on L-M-PPT « FACT – Freedom Against Censorship Thailand

[…] PPT posted on the petition yesterday. Share this:EmailPrintFacebookTwitterTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. Posted by facthai Filed in Banned books, Blogosphere, Circumvention, Civil liberties, Constitution, Cybercrime law, Democracy, English, Entrapment, Google nation, Human Rights, Information Society, Internet censorship, Internet freedom online, Internet Issues, Law and regulations, Lese majeste, Media censorship, Media Spin, Military, National Security ความมั่นคง, News, Police Powers, Politics การเมือง, Printing Act, Privacy, Self-censorship, Surveillance Leave a Comment » […]

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