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19 Aug 2020

Thailand’s PM rules out any concessions on monarchy reform

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Thailand’s prime minister has ruled out any concession on reform of the monarchy.

Speaking to Channel 4 News after the largest student protests in decades, General Prayuth Chan-ocha said he was prepared to listen to demands for political reform.

The students want him to dissolve parliament and call fresh elections but the government insists the future of the monarchy – protected by strict anti-defamation laws – is not up for discussion.