Return to democracy still slow, unsteady

Return to democracy still slow, unsteady

With so many broken promises, it's time the military government makes a move and shows its commitment to running a free and fair election

A Pro-democracy demonstrator holds a poster showing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as Pinocchio on May 5. The demonstrators called for a general election this year. (Reuters photo)
A Pro-democracy demonstrator holds a poster showing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as Pinocchio on May 5. The demonstrators called for a general election this year. (Reuters photo)

Despite promises of a general election next year, the prospects of democracy in Thailand will continue to look bleak so long as the military government's ban on political activity, including stopping parties from campaigning, remains in place.

The regime has announced plans to lift all restrictions on political activity by next month -- a move that will let other parties start holding early campaign events.

However, nobody knows exactly when this will happen -- if at all.

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Anucha Charoenpo

News Editor

Bangkok Post News Editor

Email : anuchac@bangkokpost.co.th

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