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PM stands firm on not amending Criminal Code Section 112


PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha said upon his return from COP26 United Nations summit in Glasgow last evening that his government is not tabling an amendment of the lese majeste law, better known as Criminal Code Section 112, nor other amendments of the Constitution that is currently being pushed with these to be expanded and lead to the same issue, Sanook.com said today (Nov. 4).

Other coalition parties also do not support this amendment but if the other side wants to do so we have to talk about it, he added.

“Confirming that no amendment Section 112 has been proposed.  Confirming this as Prime Minister and the head of the government. The constitutional amendment is over, it ended in the first term,” said Gen. Prayut.

 “There is one major amendment that is being expanded from other points. Coalition parties have already disagreed with this. If it’s an issue with other side we have to talk about.  I think this is important for the security of our country. Let’s not destroy what we respect. Thai people all over the country but only certain groups still do not understand. In future they will understand or so I hope,” he said.


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha upon his return to Thailand last evening and addressing a conference at Don Muang Airport soon after doing so. Photos: Siam Rath

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