31 Jan 2017
As a model for its ongoing reconciliation efforts, the Thai junta will follow the amnesty programme for communists implemented during the Cold War. The Thai government has made political reconciliation a policy priority, to resolve chronic unrest between different political movements. Plans include a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed by various political parties and movements in acknowledgement of a promise to build peaceful relationships with each other.
1 Aug 2014
As Thai citizens, we are writing to make clear that the military junta's Interim Constitution does not represent our will, nor does it represent the will of the Thai people as a whole. It is no one's rules, but the junta's own. We regard the Interim Constitution as Thailand's most anti-democratic constitution in half a century. We condemn it emphatically on three points. 1. The Interim Constitution is an attempt to entrench dictatorial rule in a permanent constitution, and force-feed it to the population.
22 Jul 2014
HM the King on Tuesday granted an audience to Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, the leader of the junta’ s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), and endorsed the interim constitution, presented by the NCPO leader, according to Thailand’s Public Relations Department. The interim charter’s Article 48 grants an amnesty for the coup makers and their subordinates. Today (Tuesday) is the two-month anniversary of the military coup.
7 Jul 2014
The latest round of Thai political crisis, which ended with a coup d'etat, started with the controversial blanket amnesty bill, supported by the leading Pheu Thai party and also about to end with the manesty.