Thai politics needs a middle pathway

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The Bangkok Post

The ditching of a charter amendment bill by the joint parliament chambers is anything but a surprise. Yet, it would be wrong to think that the defeat is the end of the pro-democracy movement’s audacious campaign. Indeed all factions realise nullifying the military-sponsored 2017 charter will be a drawn-out case of political warfare. Parliament on Wednesday killed off the proposed bill, touted as the “people’s charter”, proposed by the ReSolution group, the Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), the Progressive Movement and the Move Forward party (MFP) with 473:206 votes in the first reading. The…

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