Thai PM Faces No-confidence Debate Inside And Outside Parliament
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Fri 19th February 2021 | 08:29 PM
Protestors outside Thailand's parliament held their own version of a no-confidence debate against Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha Friday night, as inside, opposition MPs rained a torrent of criticism upon his administration
Bangkok, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Feb, 2021 ) :Protestors outside Thailand's parliament held their own version of a no-confidence debate against Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha Friday night, as inside, opposition MPs rained a torrent of criticism upon his administration.
Rally organizers set up a projection screen which played out the events going on inside the building.
"That's why we need to double down the efforts to speak about how bad the government has been doing." Hundreds of protesters young and old brought pots and pans to create a cacophony of dissent -- a tactic borrowed from neighboring Myanmar where an anti-coup movement is agitating against a military junta.
So far, more than 50 activists have been charged under the law since the movement kicked off in mid-July, though only four prominent leaders have been detained.
"We need to come out so that the key activists being detained in jail did not do everything in vain," said 13-year-old Iam.
- Covid-hit economy - Besides demanding royal reforms -- once a taboo subject which has been pushed into public attention by the movement -- the protesters are also calling for the resignation of Prayut.
Critics say his administration -- staffed with former generals -- is unfit to run a country whose already faltering economy has been further weakened by pandemic-spurred border closures.
"It was their negligence in allowing illegal gambling and illegal border crossing to happen," said Move Forward Party MP Viroj Lakkana-adisorn.