Tag Archives: iLaw

Money for nothing

Many readers will have already seen Prachatai’s report on the iLaw study of the apparently unconstitutionality of some members of the military junta’s puppet National Legislative Assembly. We say “apparently” because the details of “leaves” taken are considered “secret.” The point made by iLaw – Prachatai’s report doesn’t seem to get it quite right – […]

Updated: Against the junta and its draft charter

Khaosod has a good report on yesterday’s protest that was held on the 2nd anniversary of the 2014 military coup, with pictures and links to video. The report states that “[s]everal hundred people marched from Thammasat University to Bangkok’s Democracy Monument…”. The march to the monument was led by the Neo-Democracy Movement. With police and […]

The Dictator’s law

Article 44 has been extensively used by the military dictatorship since the end of the martial law on 1 April 2015. It was immediately criticized by a range of commentators, law lecturers, activist groups and even the National Human Right Commission for allocating General Prayuth Chan-ocha absolute power. Reuters reports that critics complain that The […]

Democrat Party promotes anti-democratic charter

In the fallout from the dumping of the draft charter, one of the telling responses has come from the royalist Democrat Party and its tainted leader Abhisit Vejjajiva. At The Nation it is reported that the “inclusion of the National Strategic Reform and Reconciliation Committee … in the draft charter was the main reason the […]

Updated: The chill of lese majeste

Readers may have seen a story at Prachatai about an attempt by iLaw (Internet Dialogue on Law Reform), Bioscope Magazine and Movie Audience Network to organize a film competition meant to defy the 2007 Film and Video Act that maintains censorship for ill-defined and conservative reasons such as undermining “public order and morality” and threatening […]