The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the Public Gathering Bill in the third reading with a vote of 217-8 with 41 abstentions and six “no votes”.
There are currently 474 MPs in the House of Representatives and at least 237 MPs are required to make a quorum.
A provision of the bill, as altered by the House of Representatives from the original draft, requires the organiser of a public gathering to seek permission from the head of the local police station 24 hours in advance of the starting time.
474 – (217+8) = 249
Where were the Puea Thai party when the putsch revoked their right of assembly?
Perhaps it is the UDD’s right of assembly that Puea Thai is abrogating. Thaksin has recently been reminding us all of what a retrograde regime we will be up against in the event of Puea Thai’s victory at the polls.
No rest for the weary, still living. Eternal rest for the dead.