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'PM keeping a close watch on brewing political tensions, will open forum for youth to air views'

Aug 15. 2020
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
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By The Nation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is closely monitoring the political movements in the country, whether in the House of Representatives or demonstrations, and he believes that all parties should refrain from provocative acts that could lead to violence, said Deputy Government Spokeswoman Traisulee Soranakul on Saturday.

The premier has also consulted all parties to seek ways to settle the simmering political tension and will also open a stage where the young generation will be invited to air their views on where they want the country to head towards, she added.

She said the premier is hopeful that the House would use its tools to solve the current political tensions on the democratic process. He also urged all MPs to do their best to bring the country out of the polical conflict, as the political problem should be solved within the House.

The premier also insisted that he did not order police to arrest students or activists holding the demonstration as he has no authority to intervene in police duties. He said that what had happened is in line with the related process and the police discretion, she added.

Groups of university students have held a series of demonstrations to demand that the government dissolve Parliament, amend the charter and stop intimidating people who hold different opinions.

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