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Defrocked monk leads royalists to object against moves to reform monarchy


A group of royalists led by former monk Phra Buddha Isara handed a letter to the House speaker on Monday objecting to the setting up of a panel to look into reforming the monarchy.

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Defrocked monk leads royalists to object against moves to reform monarchy

The royalists have been camping outside Parliament since Sunday to show their support for the government and prevent the invasion of pro-democracy protesters.
The former monk, who now goes by the name Suwit Thongprasert, was defrocked and jailed over two charges: the unauthorised use of royal initials in amulets and his role as the co-leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee protests in 2014.
This group also had a chance to interact with Their Majesties the King and Queen when they were mingling with the crowds outside the Grand Palace on Friday last week.

Published : October 26, 2020

By : THE NATION