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Founder of 112WATCH Quoted in The Guardian

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, founder of 112WATCH, is quoted in The Guardian, on November 12, 2021, on the call for reform/abolition of Article 112 in the Thai political context.

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, November 13, 2021

From The Guardian:

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an associate professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, who lives in exile due to his criticism of Thailand’s military and monarchy, said it appeared likely the king felt confident the protest movement was under control despite recent public debate over the lese-majesty law.

“Suddenly in the past two weeks the issue of abolition or reform of article 112 has come up, and that is linked directly to the issue of reforming the monarchy. The fact he decided to leave now in the middle of this debate in Thailand, that does show that he somehow is confident,” he said. “If you ask me this question from an analyst [perspective], of course the confidence might be a miscalculation. It’s just like simmering water, boiling water, the lid can come off at any time,” said Pavin.


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