Thailand Tries to Tighten Screws on NGOs
New draft legislation met with firestorm of opposition
|Our Correspondent||May 12||1||1|
Thailand’s junta-led government, apparently tired of the scores of Bangkok-based international non-governmental organizations, is quietly seeking to tighten the screws on NGOs via proposed legislation to “promote transparency and accountability” but is actually designed to hamstring them.
The proposed legislation includes mandatory registration and crim…