Thailand votes in Referendum on Military's New Constitution
August 7 , 2016
Thailand votes in Referendum on Military’s New Constitution
People of Thailand are casting their votes in referendum on a draft new constitution that was written by a committee appointed by the military. While proponents of the new draft say that stability can be restored and political turmoil can be stopped by adopting the new constitution, critics say that its adoption will only increase military’s control. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has asked citizens to vote for securing future of the country and its democracy. Campaigning against the draft were banned before the voting and around 200,000 police officers are deployed to maintain order.