Abolish the feudal law

3 11 2022

According to a Thai PBS report, the Move Forward Party “push to amend the draconian lèse-majesté law” is hitting headwinds from the usual suspects.

As PBS has it, the “reformist party appears to be alone in its effort, with most other political parties insisting they will not seek changes to Article 112 of the Penal Code on royal insults.” The other parties are again demonstrating that they are spineless.

Politicians meet on lese majeste law

That said, Puea Thai is yet to declare its hand.

Royalists have threatened Move Forward with dissolution, accusing “it of seeking to undermine the constitutional monarchy.” Of course, that is complete nonsense, but these conservatives deal in nonsense and buffalo manure.

Already, a “complaint was lodged with the Election Commission (EC) requesting a probe into whether Move Forward had violated the Political Parties Act.”

Move Forward “amendment would do away with severe penalties and prevent the law from being arbitrarily used for political advantage or stifling dissent…”.

Move Forward’s Chaitawat Tulathon says that, despite the threats: “Staying idle and quiet would have prompted the question, why does this party exist? We know well that our popularity will be affected if we go ahead with this push…”.

Chaitawat justifiably observed that politicians “lacked ‘political courage and ethics’ to do what should be done. ‘They are hiding behind the cloak of loyalty to the monarchy so as to achieve political power’…”.

Abolish the feudal law!


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12 11 2022
An amnesty for rightists? | Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] the Move Forward Party recently suggested an amnesty for political cases and gave its support to amending Article 112. Royalists have been trying to silence the […]

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