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Call to give monks the right to vote

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Civil rights activists have pressed for a change in the law to give monks, nuns and other religious practitioners the right to vote. 

Sriprapa Petchmeesri, director of Mahidol University's Office of Human Rights Studies and Social Development, said the current law goes against international norms.

"The Thai constitution prevents religious figures from casting votes despite the right to vote being recognised internationally as a fundamental human right," she said.

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