Thai activists demand ‘People’s Constitution’

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The campaign group for a new constitution led by a university lecturer, Anusorn Unno, handed the petition to Sutin Klangsaeng, opposition whip chairman, at Parliament on Monday.

A group of Thai activists has submitted a petition to the opposition whip demanding a “people’s constitution.”



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The campaign group for a new constitution led by a university lecturer, Anusorn Unno, handed the petition to Sutin Klangsaeng, opposition whip chairman, at Parliament on Monday.

Anusorn said the group opposed calls for charter amendments but demanded a new constitution to be drafted by a people-centric committee.

Sutin said his Pheu Thai Party had already completed its recommendation for charter amendments.  The Party planned to propose an amendment on August 17, he said.

The campaign for constitutional changes came as students and anti-government groups have staged protests at many locations across Thailand.

These anti-government groups, such as the Free People, have raised three demands for a new constitution, freedom of expression and a fresh election.



Their activities have faced resistance from pro-government groups.  A group of vocational students gathered at Parliament to oppose anti-government protests.

They accused politicians of pulling strings behind the scene and instigating hatred and spreading fake news on social media platforms. (TNA)