Village headman to rally in capital

national October 30, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

Kamnan and village headmen nationwide will rally in Bangkok next month to demand that their terms end at the age of 60 rather than after five years in office, as is the case at present.

They plan to rally at the Royal Plaza on November 7, said Kunae Yabaedoh, president of Kamnans and village headmen of Satun province.

He said he expected a large gathering, as there are about 250,000 Kamnans and village headmen nationwide.

At present, each kaman and village headman works to a five-year term, replacing the previous rule that allowed each to stay in the position until reaching the age of 60.

Kunae said that they wanted to back to the previous rule, claiming that the present rule did not respond to continuity of work and caused widespread corruption.

They will start leaving their provinces on November 6 and stage the protest on the following days. He said the protesters would not return home until their demands were met.


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