Deputy PMs back Prayuth's stand
- Published: 7/02/2012 at 11:07 AM
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Deputy Prime Ministers Chalerm Yubamrung and Yutthasak Sasiprapa on Tuesday voiced their support for national army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha's stand against a group of seven Thammasat law professors who want to change the lese majeste law.
Deputy Prime Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa (left) and national army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha (File Photo)
Mr Chalerm said he fully supported Gen Prayuth's opposition ti changing Section 112 of the Criminal Code relating to lese majeste.
He called on other armed forces commanders to voice their support for Gen Prayuth on this issue.
"I want to ask the Nitirat group - what can they do if the political sector does not want to amend Section 112? They are not the lawmakers," said Mr Chalerm.
Deputy Prime Minister Yutthasak also said he agreed with the army chief. The Nitirat academics should call off their movement, but the authorities should not limit their rights or freedom.
"Some issues should not be raised because they might create division in the country, and anything that defames the monarchy or hurts the Thai people should not be brought up," Gen Yutthasak said.
Yesterday, Gen Prayuth advised the Nitirat group to stop calling for a change in the lese majeste law, and not to put the monarchy in the middle of "the conflict".
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