Protests have been going on in Thailand for many days, demanding the removal of the monarchy and Prime Minister Prayuth to resign. but despite protests, he refuses to resign.
Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha refuses to resign the opposition’s demand for his resignation in a parliamentary session. Ocha is sitting in a discussion with the protesters.
Opposition parties have called for Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to resign.
“I will not run into problems,” the Thai prime minister told parliament. When our country is in trouble, I will not resign and leave my responsibility.
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s sister Yingluck Shinawatra was ousted from power by Prayuth Chan-ocha in 2014 in the Southeast Asian country. The upper house of the country’s parliament is completely under his military.
The country has faced its biggest protests in years. Thousands of people have been protesting since mid-July.
Thousands of protesters have gathered in the capital to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. At the same time, they are demanding to reduce the power of the king.
The BBC reports that the protesters are demanding amendments to the constitution, new elections and an end to harassment of human rights activists and critics of the government, as well as the release of arrested protesters.
On October 14, thousands of protesters gathered in the capital to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Prauth Chan-ocha. The Thai government suddenly declared a state of emergency on October 15 to stop three months of anti-government and anti-monarchy protests.
Thailand lifted the ban on public rallies on October 21 after the state of emergency failed to declare the bank to stop anti-government protests.
There has been no comment from the palace of Thai King Maha Vajiralankarn since the protests began. The protests are demanding the restoration of the monarchy, which is seen as a sensitive issue in Thailand. Criticism of the monarchy is a punishable offense under Thai law.
Opposition members in parliament have called for Prayuth’s resignation. Critics say he rigged last year’s general election to stay in power as a civilian prime minister. However, Prayuth claimed that the election was fair and neutral.
The protesters are also demanding a new constitution for the country. The present constitution was written during that military rule.
One of the protesting leaders, Tatep Ford Ruangprapikisheri called the parliamentary session “useless.”
Prayuth said he has agreed to form a committee to look into the issue. But it is not clear who the protesters will talk to. Because there is no leader, again everyone is a leader.
The Thai government has arrested several top leaders during a state of emergency this month. Rallies in support of the monarchy have been relatively low in the country compared to anti-government protests. More than a thousand supporters in yellow robes gathered in Bangkok Park on Tuesday.