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By Pavin Chachavalpongpun |
<div>The university uniform drama has unfolded a new ugly reality in Thai society. Recently, a vocal Thammasat student, under her chic nickname Aum Neko, has daringly defied a traditional practice of student uniform wearing within the walls of a prestigious university. As it is understood, there is no fixed rule on the necessity of wearing university uniform. </div>
By Takato Mitsunaga |
<div>Dr. Nopbhorn Leeprechanon, former President of the Faculty Senate of Thammasat University, said in the “Rector Meets Students” activity on Wednesday that Thammasat University would be the first in Thailand to allow two student representatives, the presidents of the Thammasat University Student Union and Thammasat UniversityStudent Council, to join the University Council. This unheard-of trial would benefit students in several ways, said Dr. </div>
<p>A group of Thammasat lecturers and alumni led by former Rector Charnvit Kasetsiri has sent an open letter to the University&rsquo;s Rector and administrators to protest their decision to ban Nitirat&rsquo;s activities and suggest that the University itself should play host to public debates on the issue.</p>
<p>A group of about 100 people, mostly belonging to the middle class in Bangkok, have signed a petition to the Thammasat University administration to open the campus and allow demonstrators and the public to use basic facilities such as toilets. &nbsp;They say the university is ignoring the political struggle of the people.</p>