DEPUTY Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said today (Feb. 23) that the government is getting closer to scrapping the National Council for Peace and Order’s (NCPO’s) restrictions on rights to various forms of freedom but he does not know exactly when, INN News reported.
General Prawit pointed out that these restrictions would be relaxed because election should be taking place in a year’s time.
Upon being questioned about Amnesty International’s report on human rights in Thailand in 2017, Gen. Prawit simply countered by saying how is he personally to proceed with this.
He added that Thailand is following Thai laws, and what the law says that has to be followed because what is the country to do if it has laws and does not use them.
Asked whether local elections would be held in June, Gen. Prawit said to go ask Deputy Prime Minister Wisanu Krea-ngarm because he was the one who mentioned it while he himself does not know when they will be held.
Top: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit talking to the press. Photo: INN News