Junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said criticism would be forbidden until a new constitution was in place. A constitution that allegedly would facilitate the return of democracy to Thailand, and increase the power spectrum of the military.
THE JUNTA ARCHITECT.
The Thai Constitution Drafting Committee has completed its task. Since their appointment last November, the 36 legal experts, many of whom drafted the previous constitutional documents of 1997 and 2007, have been developing the latest charter – a constitution that will alter the power structure of Thai politics by reducing the power of elected officials at the national level.
It is being hailed as a “Citizen’s Constitution”.
CITIZEN’S CONSTITUTION, WITHOUT THE CITIZEN’S PARTICIPATION.
The junta’s spokesman said that the red shirt’s seminar would cause confusion to the public through the propagation of false information about the draft, which could affect the political road map of the government.
“Recently, [we] found that many members of the UDD expressed opinions on the media. Many times, [we] noticed that they were still trying to create political ideas to malise the NCPO in order to mislead people to perceive the government negatively in a manner which the information was not thoroughly presented,” said Winthai.