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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Avoiding the third rail

Fighting for rights: A young Move Forward Party member participates in a protest at the Ratchaprasong intersection.

The Move Forward Party (MFP) has declared amending the ultra-sensitive lese majeste law will not take precedence in its election campaign, a “watered down” stand that could see the party easing into membership of the next government.

The MFP has been the most, if not the only, party advocating for change to Section 112 of the Criminal Code or the lese majeste law.

The party has been steadfast in its push after its predecessor, the now-dissolved Future Forward Party (FFP), persistently called for reform of the monarchy.

The FFP, and now the MFP, found a following of young, liberal-minded groups largely credited with…

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