Connect with us

Thailand

Political ban lifted ahead of February 24 election

Thaiger

Published 

 on 

The Thai Junta, aka NCPO, has today lifted restrictions on political activities that have been in effect since the May 2014 military coup.

The Nation reports the the lifts a previous prohibition on political parties holding meetings or organising political activities. The cancelled restrictions include the ban on political gatherings of five or more people.

The Royal Gazette has published the ban lifting today. This officially sets in train the countdown to the February 24 election.

As a result of the today’s announcement, election campaigning can begin from January 2, once the Royal Decree on the general elections is issued.

Also lifted today was an order banning financial transactions involving people’s assets that were deemed necessary for the sake of national security and the public’s life and assets security.

The cancellation of the orders was aimed at facilitating political activities in advance of the general election expected on February 24, the first under the 2017 Constitution.

The announcement follows an announcement made by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on December 7 that the poll will definitely be held on February 24.

The new law on MP elections also came into effect on December 11.

With the new legislation in effect, the ruling NCPO is essentially forced to lift restrictions on public discussion of issues.

Political ban lifted ahead of February 24 election | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation

 

Want more from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand6 mins ago

Missing fisherman’s body found in sea off Nakhon Si Thammarat

Coronavirus (Covid-19)34 mins ago

CCSA: We’re out of vaccines

Coronavirus (Covid-19)60 mins ago

Ayutthaya hospital to test all staff for Covid after 18 test positive

Phuket Sandbox July 1st

days
hours
minutes
seconds

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Thailand1 hour ago

13 teenagers arrested in Chon Buri for partying, gathering

Crime2 hours ago

Crime Suppression Division seizes dozens of illegal firearms in a series of raids

Crime2 hours ago

Marijuana valued at 10 million baht seized in Nakhon Phanom, 2 arrested

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Monday Covid Update: 3,355 new cases, provincial totals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Almost 100% of teachers and staff vaccinated in Bangkok

Thailand4 hours ago

Almost 8 million register for stimulus scheme, app briefly goes down

Best of4 hours ago

Top 5 best temples in Bangkok

Thailand4 hours ago

Good Morning Thailand | What’s happening in Pattaya, Phuket sandbox, reopening for tourism

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

25 vaccination sites put on hold in Bangkok

Phuket5 hours ago

Ambulance crashes into a lightpole in Phuket

Thailand5 hours ago

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport task force cracks down on drug trafficking

ASEAN6 hours ago

Southeast Asia sees highest tally of Covid-19 infections in a single day

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending