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Around 20,000 people protested in Thailand’s capital on Saturday against the govt of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, with many demonstrators also calling for reforms to the monarchy. “Down with feudalism, long live the people,” was during a ll|one amongst|one in every of”> one among the chants at the most important demonstration in Bangkok since Prayuth took power in a 2014 coup. Protests are building within the southeast Asian country since mid-July, demanding the removal of the govt , a replacement constitution and elections. they need also broken a long-standing taboo by criticizing the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. Saturday’s protests moved from the campus of Thammasat University, a standard hotbed of opposition to the military and royalist establishment, on to Sanam Luang – translated as Royal Field – outside the Grand Palace.”I hope the people in power will see the importance of the people,” student leader Panupong “Mike” Jadnok, told the gang .
Organizers said there have been 50,000 people present within the latest demonstration. Police said there have been a minimum of 18,000, still enough to form it bigger than a protest last month. Protesters have said they decide to stay overnight and march to Government House on Sunday morning.
The king wasn’t in Thailand and has spent much of his time in Europe since taking the throne from his late father in 2016. The Royal Palace wasn’t available for discuss the protests.
Sept. 19 is that the anniversary of the coup against the populist then-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006. Constitutional Framework of Thailand
Thailand may be a constitutional monarchy with the monarch because the head of state. While almost every government since 1932 has accepted constitutional authority, the country has had 17 constitutions, the foremost recent drafted in 2007. All of those documents have provided for a National Assembly with a major minister as head of state . Power is exercised by the bicameral National Assembly, the Council of Ministers, and therefore the courts in accordance with the provisions of the constitution and laws gone by the National Assembly.
The constitution of 2007 (largely supported that of 1997) provides for the direct election of members of the lower house of the Assembly, the House of Representatives, to four-year terms, five-sixths from single-member districts and therefore the remainder supported representation from the political parties. It also requires the prime minister to be a member of the House of Representatives. Legislation originates within the House of Representatives, but it are often modified or rejected by the Senate.
Thailand’s lese-majeste law, which forbids the insult of the monarchy, is among the strictest within the world. it’s been increasingly enforced ever since the Thai military took power in 2014 during a coup, and lots of people are punished with harsh jail sentences. United Nations has repeatedly called on Thailand to amend it.But the govt says the law is important to guard the monarchy, which is widely revered in Thailand.
What exactly is that this law?
Article 112 of Thailand’s criminal code says anyone who “defames, insults or threatens the king, the queen, the heir-apparent or the regent” are going to be punished . the penalty was toughened in 1976.The ruling has also been enshrined altogether of Thailand’s recent constitutions, which state: “The King shall be enthroned during a position of revered worship and shall not be violated. nobody shall expose the King to any kind of accusation or action. the authorities leeway to interpret the law during a very broad way. Lese-majeste complaints are often filed by anyone, against anyone, and that they should be formally investigated by the police. Those arrested are often denied bail and a few are held for long periods in pre-trial detention, the UN has said. Correspondents say trials are routinely held in executive session , often in military courts where defendants’ rights are limited.
Why does Thailand have this law?
The monarch plays a central in Thai society. He has been succeeded by his son, Maha Vajiralongkorn, who doesn’t enjoy an equivalent level of recognition but remains accorded a sacrosanct status in Thailand. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has stressed that the lese-majeste law is required to guard the royals.
How has it been used?
Though the law has been around for an extended while, the amount of prosecutions has risen and penalties have grown more severe since the military took power. The UN’s diplomat for Human Rights says the amount of individuals investigated for lese-majeste has risen to quite double the amount investigated within the previous 12 years. Only 4% of these charged in 2016 were acquitted.