In a move never before attempted by any Thai politician, opposition MP Rangsiman Rome has proposed a “new deal” between the people and the monarchy to ensure that Thailand becomes a “real democratic constitutional monarchy”.
He said the deal could be reached through a new Constitution, written by an elected charter drafting assembly.
A former student activist, Rangsiman shattered a decades-old taboo by speaking openly in Parliament about the monarchy’s role and power, adding that the revered institution is being exploited by certain groups for their selfish benefit.
“What’s happening does not benefit ordinary people. They know these things would not happen if the monarchy was truly constitutional,” he said during a debate in Parliament last wee