By Juthathip Lucksanawong
JIRAPORN DHANARATTIGANNON, AN ENGLISH LECTURER AT KASETSART UNIVERSITY
If the draft is passed, my daily life will not change, but the surrounding [world] would. I would be more confident in the more strict laws, as they would contribute to a more pleasant society. The guilty would be duly punished. As a lecturer, I would then be able to teach students what good and bad are more clearly, citing case studies in society as examples. Otherwise, the students would not be convinced as they view the guilty as not being punished and still living happily in society.
AUKNUK I, AN ENGINEER
If the draft were to be passed, freedom of expression would be downgraded. I do hope the country can overcome the current economic slowdown.
CHAIYAPHAK C, A FINANCE CONSULTANT
Personally, no matter if the draft passes or not, it would not directly affect my life a great deal. But it would have an indirect impact on my life as a result of more stringent laws and regulations related to a general election and more restrictions on [human] rights and freedom of expression.
People may not be so gullible and get into quarrels as in the past.
WIRACHAI PRANVEERAPAIBOOL, A BUSINESSMAN
If the draft were to pass, my life would change for the better. I believe changes would make things better. The new laws would be more in line with the current situation. The country would become more contemporary. After it [the charter] is approved, the future of the country would become clearer. Then, investments and the economy would get a lift.