When will democracy be restored in Thailand?

By On May 22, 2018

When will democracy be restored in Thailand?

It has been four years since the ruling Pheu Thai party was removed from power in Thailand in a military coup. But the crackdown on its members continues, with a number of them now charged for breaking a ban on political activity.

They streamed a news conference live on Facebook, criticising the country's rulers, and campaigned for the military government to hold a general election.

The government now says the country will go to the polls in February. But what hope is there for democracy in Thailand?

Presenter: Elizabeth Puranam

Guests:

Sean Boonpracong - former national security adviser to deposed PM Yingluck Shinawatra

Michael Montesano - coordinator of Thailand Studies Programme at Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore

David Streckfuss - historian and author of Truth on Trial in Thailand: Defamation, Treason, and Le se-Majeste

Source: Al Jazeera News

Source: Google News Thailand | Netizen 24 Thailand

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