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Thais Call For Reform After Activists' Arrest

Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director, Asia Centre

10-Aug-20 07:37

Thais Call For Reform After Activists' Arrest

Calls for reform have gained strength after the Thai government arrested two pro-democracy activists over the weekend, on charges of sedition and breaking coronavirus gathering rules. Thailand has seen rallies almost every day for the past few weeks, with mainly young protesters denouncing the government of former military leader and current Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-O-Cha. For more insight, we speak to Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director at the Asia Centre, about Thailand's lese majeste laws, and what's really driving these protests.

Image Credit: LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / AFP


Produced by: Sim Wie Boon

Presented by: Roshan Kanesan, Lyn Mak, Noelle Lim


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Tags:  thailandcovid-19protestdemocracyeconomymonarchyroyaltyreformactivistsGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingPolitics, News, Current Affairs

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