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16 Dec 2021
Although a growing number of MPs agree that there is a need to revoke many of the decrees issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military-led body which governed Thailand between the 2014 coup and the 2019 election, a vote in parliament after a week of discussion was overwhelmingly against pursuing proposed plans for changes.
18 Nov 2021
A joint parliamentary session has dismissed a draft constitutional amendment, proposed by the Re-Solution group and related networks.  The draft was backed by over 135,000 voters.
18 Nov 2021
When protesters and members of the public again raised the issue of amending the lèse majesté law in November, political parties and affiliated think tanks responded in different ways.
28 Sep 2021
For a third year, Prachatai has opened all budget documents to add up all the expenses related to the monarchy that are scattered among various agencies.
23 Sep 2021
Since 2017, King Rama X has issued at least 112 royal edicts appointing and demoting royal officials and the royal consort, bestowing royal decorations, appointing monks to the Sangha Supreme Council and expressing political views, which raises questions over accountability under the King Can Do No Wrong principle.
21 Sep 2021
“Every 5th of Every Month,” the art of remembrance from Mora (Nuntana Wongtawee) to Wanchalearm Satsaksit throughout 1 year after the enforced disappearance.
7 Sep 2021
After repeated delays over the past 7 years, a bill to criminalize torture and enforced disappearance may be debated in parliament as part of an emergency agenda. Many past cases have involved activities by the authorities which will become illegal if the bill passes.
5 Sep 2021
On 4 September, protesters gathered in front of the Swiss Embassy on Wireless Road for a planned march to the King Vajiravudh statue in Lumpini Park to call for monarchy reform, the resignation of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the immediate rollout of quality vaccines and a social welfare for all.
3 Sep 2021
Nattacha Boonchaiinsawat, a Move Forward MP, has released voice clips, videos and documents regarding military operations creating fake social media accounts to conduct information warfare against the people and close monitoring of those seen as the Prime Minister’s political enemies.
26 Aug 2021
Ruangkrai Leekitwattana, a member of Palang Pracharat Party (PPRP) has filed a petition with the Election Commission (EC) to disband the Move Forward Party (MFP) on the grounds that an MFP proposal to reduce crown-related budget allocations for 2022 is an affront to the Kingdom’s democratic regime of government with the King as Head of State.

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