New constitution

STARTING DATE: 14 Sep 2020

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TOTAL UPDATE: 46 STORIES

MPs submitted motions to set up a constitution drafting council and to amend some sections in the 2017 charter to make it more democratic and acceptable, especially to the young generation who staged rallies demanding change since July 2020.

New constitution
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6 Jan 2021

PM orders crackdown on gambling dens

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday set up a panel to probe gambling dens, admitting they existed in several provinces.

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PM orders crackdown on gambling dens
29 Nov 2020

iLaw director to meet panel studying the charter drafts

Jon Ungphakorn, director of the Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), has agreed to give the group's views on charter amendments to the parliament committee scrutinising the current set of proposals.

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21 Nov 2020

Charter vetting

Chief government whip and Palang Pracharath Party MP Wirat Ratana­sate is being tipped to head the parliamentary committee that will vet charter amendment drafts.

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Charter vetting
20 Nov 2020

Aftermath cleanup

Volunteers join district office workers in scrubbing the paint-stained walls and streets outside Royal Thai Police headquarters, targeted by anti-government protestors on Wednesday.

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Aftermath cleanup
19 Nov 2020

Vote slammed

The rejection of the people's constitution amendment bill by the joint sitting of parliament means anti-government street protests are set to continue.

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Vote slammed
18 Nov 2020

'People's draft' dumped

ILaw's "people's draft" of constitutional amendments set to fall at first hurdle after mass rejection by the senators whose power it would limit.

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'People's draft' dumped
18 Nov 2020

'People's charter'

Jon Ungphakorn, director of the Internet Dialogue on Law Reform (iLaw), on Tuesday defended the rights group's charter amendment bill and urged parliament not to reject it.

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'People's charter'
18 Nov 2020

Mounting pressure

Parliament under pressure to accept a controversial charter amendment bill after violent clashes between pro-monarchy supporters and anti-government protesters.

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Mounting pressure
17 Nov 2020

Violent protests

Thai police fired water cannon and teargas at protesters marching on parliament on Tuesday, and at least 18 people were hurt.

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Violent protests
17 Nov 2020

Charter change debate begins

Parliament opens debate on charter change bills, with vote expected Wednesday evening; rival groups of activists expected outside.

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Charter change debate begins