Academics Speak Out Amid Growing Concerns Over Repression

(Chiang Mai City News)

CHIANG MAI —  Academics have slammed the "despotic" military junta for forcing the cancellation of a seminar at Chiang Mai University (CMU).

The event, titled "Happiness and Reconciliation Under the 2014 Interim Constitution", was due to be held at CMU's faculty of law today.

But Third Army commander Lt-Gen Preecha Chan-ocha said on Tuesday that the organisers agreed to postpone it after soldiers "negotiated" with them. The regional commander is the younger brother of junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha.



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