Attacks on post-coup laws split Thai population

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Proposals to reverse certain court rulings in the wake of the 2006 coup have split the larger Thai community, mostly down pro- and anti-Thaksin lines.

Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva opposes the attempt to nullify legal changes which followed the 2006 coup that toppled the Thaksin Shinawatra government, while Thaksin’s supporters are largely backing the move.

Mr Abhisit, the leader of the opposition Democrat Party and the previous prime minister, yesterday questioned the intent of the Nitirat group, comprised of Thammasat University law lecturers, in its proposal to expunge decrees and judicial decisions originating from the coup.

Read more: Bangkok Post

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