The National Legislative Assembly soon will take up a bill aimed at controlling gathering in public places that, for now, specifies no penalties for violating it.
Although not yet finalised, the bill has been toned down from a prior public-assembly law enacted before the red-shirt protests of 2010. A copy of the draft obtained by the Bangkok Post contains no specific punishments for violators and reduces the amount of advance notice rally organisers must give authorities.
The previous assembly law required 72 hours notice and laid out both fines and jail terms for violators.
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