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PM warns monks they face arrest if staging a protest

Prayut Chan-ocha and government members

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on Tuesday hit back at a senior monk who threatened to lead a mass protest of monks if the former does not submit the nomination of Somdet Chuang as the new supreme patriarch to His Majesty the King for endorsement within seven days.

Apparently disturbed by a question of a reporter about the threat made by Phra Methithammajarn, secretary-general of Buddhism Protection Centre of Thailand, the prime minister snubbed saying: “Are there law? What does the NCPO order say? Can more than five people assembly?

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

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