Selective Lifting of Politics Ban Unfair, Democrat Says

 Selective Lifting of Politics Ban Unfair, Democrat Says

Democrat Party in Thailand. Photo: Government of Thailand.

BANGKOK — Only newly formed political parties will be able to engage in political activities under a Tuesday order approved by the ruling junta.

The partial exemption would allow newcomer parties – such as one aligned with the military – to register and meet, whereas existing parties could not. A Democrat Party spokesman Wednesday slammed the uneven approach for benefiting new parties, especially any formed to support the current regime.

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By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English


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