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Red shirt leader says self-serving government has no interest in protecting the Monarchy

Maya Taylor

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A leading government critic from the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship has slammed what he calls the government’s insincere claims of protecting the Monarchy. Red-shirt Jatuporn Prompan says the administration of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is only out to protect itself and cling onto power.

He says yesterday’s rejection in Parliament of the draft charter amendment submitted by rights group iLaw is proof nothing will be done to solve the current political impasse, meaning activists have no choice but to keep the pressure on through political protest. He hit out at a claim by some MPs and senators that the iLaw bill was aimed at bringing back a certain former PM, (Thaksin Shinawatra).

Jatuporn says the rejection of the bill is an attempt by the government to cling on to power. He has also accused the authorities at Tuesday’s protest of deliberately allowing pro-establishment royalists to attack anti-government protesters. He says the move was intentional, in order to provoke violence and justify a further extension of the emergency decree and a possible coup.

He says he doesn’t believe there will be any amendments to the existing 2017 constitution and accuses the current administration of being more interested in protecting itself above all else.

“The government and the Parliament are not sincere in defending the monarchy. The votes in Parliament only prove that they are more interested in saving their own skins, not the Monarch’s.”

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Well a Thai said it . .. .
    Any comment john?

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    Maag

    Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Red clown !

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    ynwaps

    Friday, November 20, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Red shirt bad!

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    Ameila Leary

    Friday, November 20, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    The assault on anti-government demonstrators by a pro-establishment party helps the authorities to incite violence so that the degree of emergency can be further expanded. The Thai government is more interested in defending itself and holding to power, and the puppets will do exactly what their master tells them.

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    Alan

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 3:19 am

    What happened to all the money the yellow shirt leader collected before the military coup?

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