This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
Thailand's military junta moved to clamp down on street protest Tuesday, approving in principle a Bill curbing public gatherings.
The Bill, proposed by the police, requires demonstrators to inform police of rallies at least 24 hours in advance.
It bans any demos from going ahead at night, rallying at the prime minister's and other government offices, outside courts, airports and train and bus stations.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the military chief who shunted aside the elected Yingluck Shinawatra government in May following large right-wing protests, said the Bill might need some changes to "make it fair.
"There are protests overseas, too, and that's fine. But they do not have massive rallies like ours. It's unacceptable," he said.
The Bill still needs approval from the legal advisory board and the military-installed National Legislative Assembly.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.