PPP proposes bill to regulate rallies

A group of People Power Party has proposed a bill to authorise the authorities to crack down on demonstrations in public areas if the rallies cause hardship to the public.

The bill is sponsored by Jumpoj Boonyai, a Sakhon Nakhon MP and other People Power MPs.

It is scheduled for deliberation on Wednesday.

Among other things, it will require organisers of rallies to seek approval from the authorities before they organise demonstrations in public areas or use equipment to broadcast the rallies.

The bill also seeks to free the authorities from any legal liability if they break up the demonstrations in public areas.

Organisers of the demonstrations would also be held responsible if any demonstrator violates the law.

The Nation