While Thailand’s military government has recently begun to ease the political activity restrictions, the lifting of the overseas ban for some of the country’s politicians will take effect since Wednesday.
“Politicians who have no legal cases are able to travel. Whether they go abroad and then take part in political activities is up to them,” Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan declared for the media.
On the other hand, the measure excludes corrupted politicians or politicians who are charged with criminal offenses, such as former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
As the country is currently preparing for elections in August 2017, some political voices comment that this kind of ban should never have been introduced.