Quote of the Day
If Thais don’t vote for the draft constitution in the referendum, which constitution will we use? I say the interim 2014 Constitution will still be used. It won’t have been revoked. Then we will think what to do. People stare like I’ve gone mad for saying we use the 2014 Constitution as permanent. I’m not mad. We keep using it until someone revokes it. If the draft constitution comes out, it will be revoked.
“If we are arrested we will not request bail, but we will fight on to make society realise that no matter how many charges we face and how many times we face arrest, we will stand firm to tell the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and society that we have not committed crimes. People should have a voice about the direction their country is taking,” Chonticha Jaeng-rew, an anti-junta youth activist from New Democracy Movement (NDM) currently facing arrest warrant said on 15 January 2016.
Mark my words, I think we shouldn’t deny the reality that the political crisis in Thailand is the crisis that was constructed and did not just happen by itself. [It didn’t exist], but was created in order to bring in outsiders (outside the parliament) to become the prime minister. When this happens, it is against Article 3 [of the 2007 Constitution] and the principles of democracy.