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Arrested activist blames Prayut for current political problems


Arrested pro-democracy activist Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of being the cause of Thailand's current problems, and asked him to resign in three days as demanded by the protesters .

On Friday, the activist’s Facebook fanpage published a message claimed to be from Parit himself.
The activist said that he had heard recently from his lawyer that the Prime Minister had asked protesters to step back on Wednesday.
He dubbed the PM’s actions as merely a political performance, adding, the emergency decree implemented last week was unfair.
The activist slammed the PM's claim that he had heard the people's demand and lifted the state of emergency, adding the Prayut administration was the origin of political problems this time.
“If the PM wants Thai politics to be positive, he must resign from his position within three days, as demanded by the pro-democracy protesters” Parit said.
He said the PM has no right to demand that people step back, as he was a "plunderer of people’s sovereign power".
 

Published : October 24, 2020

By : THE NATION