- November 3, 2020
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Daily News
- King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s rare message to his people on 1 Nov 20 hinting at possible compromise was heard widely, but pro-democracy leaders say they will continue their protests and maintain their key demands — including reform of the monarchy.
- “It is our consensus that there’s no change and no compromise,” Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree told Nikkei Asia on 3 Nov 20.
- “I don’t see any chance of compromise or talks,” protest leader Passaravalee Thanakijvibulphol, or ‘Mind,’ told Nikkei.
- It was Mind who led thousands of protesters to the German Embassy on Oct. 26 to deliver a letter demanding the German government investigate whether the king conducts Thai state affairs on German soil.
- Mind said that if the government wants talks, the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha — another key student demand — would be a good start. The students’ third key demand is revision of the constitution with public consultation.
- Arnon Nampa, a human rights lawyer, was finally released from Bangkok Remand Prison at midnight on 3 Nov 20 after being detained for more than 20 days. He told media that thousands will continue to protest, but declined to give details.
External Link : https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Turbulent-Thailand/Thailand-protesters-refuse-to-compromise-after-king-speaks