Junta will not invite political activists for talk yet – NCPO spokesperson

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has not decided to invite any members of the civic groups who have recently launched a signature collection campaign to submit a bill to the National Legislative Assembly to revoke 35 NCPO's orders and announcements deemed undemocratic and in violation of human rights.

Maj-Gen Piyapong Klinpan, a spokesperson of the NCPO, said Wednesday that the junta didn't ban the civic groups from organizing the signature collection campaign because it thought the event was academic and it was meant for educational purpose.

However, he warned that authorities would monitor their activity to make sure that it would not contravene with the law.

For the time being, the NCPO spokesman said the junta would not invite any members of the civic groups for talk to do away with any misunderstand, but when it is necessary, the junta would do so, but their families would be notified in advance.

He went on saying that the junta found it unnecessary to invite Mr Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of the Thai Constitution Protection, for talk because his activity was within the limit of the law.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)