Junta declines calls to revoke year-long ban on political activities

Khaosod English: Thailand's military junta will retain its ban on political activities, which was imposed nearly one year ago, despite calls from the leader of the Pheu Thai party to repeal the prohibition.

The sec-gen of the Pheu Thai party, which led the government toppled in the May 2014 coup, urged the junta yesterday to lift the ban and allow political parties to organize conferences and discuss the constitution being drafted by a junta-appointed body. 

Junta spokesperson Col. Winthai Suwaree said today that the junta will "deliberate" on Phumtham Wechayachai’s suggestion, but that the ban will stay in place for the time being.

 

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