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28 Jun 2022
In a meeting on 27 June, the senate approved an ad-hoc committee request to extend discussion of a draft act to prevent torture and enforced disappearances until mid-August so that its stipulations can be thoroughly examined.  The bill passed the lower house on 28 February 2022 after a first reading.
5 Mar 2021
In an era of political tension and ideological conflict, Thai society has reached a turning point. While the military government has paved its way to maintaining power, a new pro-democracy movement is trying to put rights and power back into the hands of the people.
29 Aug 2020
A “Sleep in a camp, not in a jail” protest organized by the “We are Friends” group was held at the 14 October Memorial on 27-28 August. The group underlined the Free People demands for political and monarchy reform.
16 May 2019
The list of 250 unelected senators has been announced in the Royal Gazette. Almost all of them were appointed by the junta. Some of them are also relatives of members of the junta. Gen. Preecha Chan-o-cha, Prayut's brother and now a senator.
10 Nov 2017
Amid rumours that the junta will form its own political party to compete in the political arena, the human rights advocacy group iLaw points out that the regime does not need to form a party to prolong its rule. According to iLaw, under the new political system, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) does not need to establish a political party to prolong its rule.  It can instead rely on the senate.
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