Army advises Nitirat to shut up
- Published: 6 Feb 2012 at 11.05
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The group of seven Thammasat law professors, known as the Nitirat (enlightened jurists), should stop calling for a change in the lese majeste law, national army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said Monday.
Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard) "I don't understand their objective, because when a law is violated officials have to take legal action, without any exceptions, and the process is all in line with legal procedure," Gen Prayuth said.He called on Nitirat not to put the monarchy in the middle of "the conflict" because the monarchy is above it."The monarchy is not the person who will accuse anyone. If a person made a mistake, His Majesty the King can still grant a royal pardon," said the army chief.He said offenders could not make the excuse that they did not know the law, or...
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