Thai King Power Equation

Thai King power need to be in consonannce with constitution favoring people rule and not ignite military coup but rest in votes.

Thai protest to dilute Thai King autocratic powers to tilt to rule the land with central to the democracy.

Royal Palace has avoided commenting on the protests since they began. When he was asked about the protesters recently, the king  who spends long periods of his time away from the country, in Germany said they were loved “all the same.”

Activists want the king’s powers to be curbed so that he is clearly accountable under the constitution. They also want a reversal of changes that gave him control of the royal fortune and for him to cede control of a royal fortune valued at billions of dollars.

Critics say the monarchy has enabled decades of domination by the military, with 13 successful coups having taken place since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932.

Thai protest leaders on Monday presented themselves to police to hear lese majeste charges over insults to the monarchy of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

The protests have become the greatest challenge to the monarchy in decades, having broken taboos by openly criticizing the monarchy which, according to the demands of the constitution, must be held in the highest esteem.

Current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha a former army chief who overthrew an elected government in 2014  said in July that the lese majeste charges were not being used at the request of the king.

The protesters said they would not be deterred from their demonstrations. It is the first time in over two years that anyone has faced such charges, which are covered by Article 112 of the Thai criminal code.

Such charges can be punished with a jail sentence of up to 15 years in prison.

“[Article] 112 is an unjust law. I don’t give it any value,” rights lawyer and protest leader Arnon Nampa told reporters. “I am ready to fight in the justice system.”

By Naresh Sagar

Mentor MSME, Motivator, Media Event Org, Management fiscal & Water management.Social Media branding,Internet broadcasters,Propunder of Indian Philosophy

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