Partial ban still impedes poll debate

Partial ban still impedes poll debate

The prime minister, who also is the head of the National Council for Peace and Order, is keeping a tight rein on political activities.
The prime minister, who also is the head of the National Council for Peace and Order, is keeping a tight rein on political activities.

The regime is shutting off people from political participation in refusing to completely lift the ban on political activity. It still deprives people of their rights to have access to information about how they can engage in conversation with and join a political party and how they will benefit from its policies.

The countdown to the election scheduled to take place on Feb 24 -- at the earliest -- has begun but the regime is seen as unwilling to return power to the people. What is it so scared of?

The government said on Tuesday it planned to only partially lift the ban on political activities.

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Anucha Charoenpo

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Bangkok Post News Editor

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