Phra Buddha Issara submits petition to extend reform timeframe

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BANGKOK, 9 June 2015 – Activist monk Phra Buddha Issara has gathered 50,000 signatures to petition the extension of the reform roadmap timeframe and for the Prime Minister to remain in office for another two years.

The abbot handed the petition to First Vice President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

The petition calls for an amendment to the 2014 interim constitution which would extend the reform timeframe for another two years, in order to further introduce reforms to various to the country before holding general elections. Mr Surachai ensured the abbot he would forward the petition to the general NLA assembly for consideration.