PALANG Pracharath Party MP Parina Kraikupt went to submit a letter to the UN Resident Coordinator today (Dec. 11) opposing in any move to pressure for the repeal of Section 112 of the Criminal Code, known as the lese majeste law, pointing out that doing so would be a violation of Thai sovereignty, Sanook.com quoted Voice TV as saying this evening.
The June 24 Democracy Group had staged a rally and submitted a petition to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights yesterday to pressure the Thai government to repeal Section 112.
Showing up to give Parina support when she arrived to submitted the letter to the UN Resident Coordinator was a group of about 50 people from the Khlong Toei Association of Thailand. They held up placards in English opposing the repeal of this law and cried out continuously and in union ten times “Long Live His Majesty the King.”
Parina said no matter where the People’s Party protesters go to submit letters and petitions she would follow them.
She added that today she had submitted documents showing that the protest gatherings were unlawful and not peaceful and unarmed.
She had also pointed that Section 112 of the Criminal Code is necessary with other countries worldwide having similar laws to protect the head of the state.
Top: Parina talking to the press at the UN office. Thai headline says, “will follow to peck you everywhere.” Photo: Sanook.com