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Uni deans say decree ‘unlawful’

Anti-government protesters gather at Victory Monument. (Photo: Pattarapong Hirunard)

Deans of four leading universities on Wednesday urged the House of Representatives to use a parliamentary mechanism to resolve the current political crisis and the government to lift the state of emergency.

The deans were Asst Prof Munin Pongsapan, of Thammasat University; Asst Prof Pareena Srivanit, of Chulalongkorn University; Asst Prof Pornchai Wisuttisak, of Chiang Mai University; and Sutthichai Ngamchuensuwan, of Prince of Songkla University.

They signed a joint open letter which was submitted on Wednesday to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai.

The four deans said in the petition that the state of emergency needs to be revoked because it was unconstitutional and unlawful.

The deans also called on the court to ensure justice…

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