Criticism but no protest as Thai constitution debate begins

April 20, 2015 8:30 AM

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Criticism but no protest as Thai constitution debate begins

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Monday began debating a draft constitution that critics say is anti-democratic, but political groups say they have no plans to protest as the one-year anniversary of a military coup approaches.

The charter, Thailand's 20th since 1932, was written by a 36-member Constitution Drafting Committee appointed by the junta, which seized power on May 22 following months of anti-government street protests.

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