Thursday 30th March, 2017
Bangkok: Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly today in favour of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law is lifted. The law will impose restrictions on the "time, place and manner" of demonstrations but it was not aimed at banning protests, said Colonel Winthai Suvaree, a spokesman for the junta which seized power last year. "This law is not designed to prevent protests. It is aimed at giving order to public gatherings," Winthai told Reuters....
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