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A group of people wearing yellow shirts gathered in front of Parliament to submit a letter to Senators, calling on them not to vote for parties that have a policy of abolishing Section 112, the royal defamation law.

On 12 June 2023, a pro-monarchy group, led by Prayun Chitphet, gathered in front of Parliament to show their support to Senators and submit a letter urging them not to support MPs from parties that have a policy of abolishing Section 112, which they perceive as equivalent to abolishing the monarchy.

Prayun said he requested the Senators not to vote for any parties aiming to abolish the monarchy. The group came solely to show their support to the Senators, he added, and if any party intended to undermine the monarchy, millions of people across the country would gather.

Prayun Chitphet (On the right side of the letter)

Senator Gen Akanit Muensawat, Chair of the Senate Committee on the Administration of State Affairs received the letter as a representative of the Senators.

Gen Akanit gave an interview that as chair of the Senate Committee on the Administration of State Affairs, he vowed that all Senators will work for the nation, religions, monarchy, and the benefits of the country and the people. He said the letter needs to be reviewed to understand the conditions involved. Currently, the official announcement of election results from the Election Commission is still pending. He insisted that a PM must uphold the country's three institutions, which are the nation, religions, and monarchy.

When asked about the pressure for Senators to respect the votes of the party ranked first, Gen Akanit said it is not necessary for an MP from the first-ranked party to become PM. He added that the first-ranked party does not represent a majority of votes. Many people misunderstand the difference between a majority and a minority of votes. At present, it is unknown who has the majority of votes.

When asked about the media shareholding issue of Pita Limjaroenrat, the Move Forward Party's PM candidate, and whether this would be considered in the vote for PM, Gen Akanit stated that no decision can be made at the moment since the MPs are still in limbo.

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