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By Prachatai |
The highlights of a morning session of the parliamentary session, which was held to select a new Prime Minister with Pita Limjaroenrat as the only candidate nominated for the position. However, the outgoing government coalition parties continue to strongly oppose Pita.
<p>6 opposition parties have issued a statement backing the&nbsp;call for the reform of the judicial system&nbsp;made by monarchy reform activists Tantawan Tuatulanon and Orawan Phuphong, who have been on a&nbsp;dry hunger strike&nbsp;since 18 January, but did not respond to their demand for political parties to back the repeal of the royal defamation and sedition laws.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>In response to the hunger strikes of two detained activists, opposition political party members have pledged to support bail rights and ending the criminalisation of political opinions.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>Mobile phone users in the Deep South must register facial identification for their SIM card by 31 October, says the Internal Security Operation Command (ISOC); critics are concerned about a violation of fundamental rights.</p>
By Prachatai English Editorial Board |
<p>Thailand is now stuck in a political stalemate. The democratic camp can win the House, but cannot choose the Prime Minister, while the pro-junta camp can choose the Prime Minister but cannot pass legislation through the House. Only one casualty for the democratic camp, and Thailand will be under a disguised military dictatorship for the next four years.</p>