Urgent Motion on Royal Motorcade Safety Reviewed


The House of Representatives has held an urgent motion regarding the review of measures to ensure the safety of motorcades for members of the Thai Royal Household.

The move came after an incident on February 4th, which saw disturbances to a royal motorcade, causing distress among the Thai people.

Akanat Promphan, a Party-list MP from the United Thai Nation Party, who proposed the motion, pointed out that the motorcade that day did not interfere with road traffic. However, it appeared that a vehicle tried to chase the motorcade at high speed, revealing the perpetrator’s unkind intentions. He, thus, proposed a review of various regulations and plans for ensuring the safety of the motorcade.

Jurin Laksanawisit, a Party-list MP from the Democrat Party, who co-proposed the motion, urged the government to be aware of its duty to provide safety for the members of the Royal family as defined by law.

Jurin strongly suggested that the administration must not support amnesty for offenses under Section 112, better known as the lesé majesté law. He deemed that revising the law would not only trigger new conflicts in the future but also promote further violations of this section.

Jurin also advised the government to consider whether it is appropriate to amend the 2017 Royal Security Act, including specifying penalties specifically for those who violate this act.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.