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While many protest and fight for repeal or reform of Thailand’s harsh lèse majesté laws – also known as Section 112 – PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has agreed to a plan proposed by the pro-monarchy KLA Party to convene a panel to review all complaints filed before proceeding with charges. The panel will be made up of experts who would evaluate any complaint filed with the police and decide if it is worth prosecuting or whether to drop it. The idea was first brought up during a debate with a fierce advocate for monarchy law reform in the Progressive Movement that […]

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It's not clear as yet, but this sounds as if the new 'panel' would be able to over-rule both the police and public prosecutors in S112 cases lodged with them, potentially opening the way for even wider use of S112.

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