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Civilian groups to submit petition to Parliament to cancel junta's orders

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Civilian groups to submit petition to Parliament to cancel junta's orders

By Kanitta Theppajorn 
The Nation 

 

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File photo : Jon Ungphakorn, director of the Internet for People’s Laws Project or iLaw

 

Twenty-three civilian groups have prepared to submit at least 10,000 signatures to the Parliament as part of their attempt to revoke the junta’s orders issued under Article 44.
 

The groups were led by Jon Ungphakorn, director of the Internet for People’s Laws Project or iLaw.

 

Jon said the campaign focused on the junta’s 35 orders which the groups determined violated basic human rights, people's rights and democratic principles.

 

The orders remain in place after the general election in March although the country is about to have a new government.

 

The junta that took power in 2014 has occasionally issued orders under the article, providing absolute power.

 

Yingcheep Atchanon, manager of iLaw, told reporters that the campaign has more than 13,400 signatures on its petition that will officially be submitted to the Parliament on June 24. 

 

The network will host a campaign this Sunday to solicit more signatures at Thammasat University between 12.30pm and 5.30pm.

 

It planned to invite representatives of seven political parties in the opposition bloc to join the campaign.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30371466

 

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Elected officials trying to wrestle power from an entrenched military leadership could lead to some interesting confrontations...

 

Let's hope they keep the discourse civil and that violence does not erupt...

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We can only hope that the junta surrounds them and press so hard that it shows who they continue to be. The internet law is one of the harshest silencers of freedom and privacy for all THAI people, Foreigner, Thai companies and foreign companies alike. I really hope the people bind together and stand hard in the Junta, Prayut, Prem Council and Elites face and door. Suppression and corrupt control is not the way for the young Thai’s futures.  

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Jon said the campaign focused on the junta’s 35 orders which the groups determined violated basic human rights, people's rights and democratic principles.


Anyone have a list of these 35 orders? It would be interesting to know what we are restricted of doing at the moment. I have no idea.
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15 minutes ago, Wilsonandson said:

 


Anyone have a list of these 35 orders? It would be interesting to know what we are restricted of doing at the moment. I have no idea.

 

one of them. People were prosecuted for liking or sharing their posts

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30312198

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one of them. People were prosecuted for liking or sharing their posts
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30312198

That's Lese Majeste. These have been law in Thailand for a long time. These are not the new 35 regulations I'm wanting to know more about. Thanks anyway.

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13 hours ago, Wilsonandson said:


That's Lese Majeste. These have been law in Thailand for a long time. These are not the new 35 regulations I'm wanting to know more about. Thanks anyway.

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they were critics of monarchy long before 2014 coup, with multiple lese majeste cases. That's why, and many others, have to flee in may 2014. The junta forbade any contact with them, even liking their social media posts, in 2017. By this order their created streisand effect - ajarn somsak now has 350k followers, marchall and ajarn pavin some 100k each. And many more readers. And they are much more brave in liking, sharing and commenting than in 2017, because there is a whole mass of them, beyond the junta ability to prosecute. 

btw new lese majeste cases are not taken by prosecutors since december 2017, when ajarn sulawaksa's charges were dropped by order of the king https://www.tlhr2014.com/?p=10431&lang=en

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Sulawaksa's case was very weak, he merely discussed an elephant battle a few hundred years ago and was arrested for it, where else in the world could that happen?

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I fear 23 civilian groups and 10,000 people will be under arrest as subversive elements but wish them luck in sucking this swamp dry from a drinking straw🤔

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20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

the junta’s 35 orders which the groups determined violated basic human rights, people's rights and democratic principles.

https://ilaw.or.th/node/4968
  • Many of the announcements and orders were issued during the NCPO’s seizure of power in 2014 to suppress political resistance. Given that there has been no attempt to sabotage the military takeover, they are no longer necessary. 
  • Many of the announcements and orders sought to deprive people of their rights and liberties to prevent political resistance during the time of the military takeover. As our country has returned to its normal state, the NCPO should restore the rights and liberties that they had taken away to the people as well. 
https://prachatai.com/english/node/7555
  • The [22 civil society organisations] network said that there are 35 orders which urgently need to be abolished such as:
  • NCPO Head Order 3/2015, the ban on public gatherings of five people or more; NCPO Head Order 13/2016,
  • the crackdown on influential figures;
  • and NCPO Head Order 9/2016, the exemption from the EIA process for government construction projects.  

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/activists-launch-signature-campaign-abolition-35-ncpo-orders/

  • NCPO order no. 3/2558 that empowers the military to summon a person for questioning and detain the person for seven days without charge
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1 hour ago, Srikcir said:
  • Many of the announcements and orders were issued during the NCPO’s seizure of power in 2014 to suppress political resistance. Given that there has been no attempt to sabotage the military takeover, they are no longer necessary. 
  • Many of the announcements and orders sought to deprive people of their rights and liberties to prevent political resistance during the time of the military takeover. As our country has returned to its normal state, the NCPO should restore the rights and liberties that they had taken away to the people as well. 
  • The [22 civil society organisations] network said that there are 35 orders which urgently need to be abolished such as:
  • NCPO Head Order 3/2015, the ban on public gatherings of five people or more; NCPO Head Order 13/2016,
  • the crackdown on influential figures;
  • and NCPO Head Order 9/2016, the exemption from the EIA process for government construction projects.  

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/activists-launch-signature-campaign-abolition-35-ncpo-orders/

  • NCPO order no. 3/2558 that empowers the military to summon a person for questioning and detain the person for seven days without charge

Spot on Srikcir. The junta is still going around with their harassment even weeks after the election. Plain clothes officers have again reappeared at Ubon Ratchathani University in the Northeast. Political scientist was visited by special branch. High school students were visited after their artful display. The constitution allows demonstration which the NCPO order strictly restrict. These orders got to go or nothing has change with these heavy handed action. 

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