ORGANISATIONS campaigning to abolish the death penalty in Thailand have now drawn up a bill that aims to replace the ultimate punishment with life imprisonment. We are now in the process of gathering the opinions of stakeholders on our draft law,” Gothom Arya, president of the Peace and Culture Foundation, said yesterday. Gothom said the foundation and its allies had started drafting the “Life Imprisonment in Place of Death Penalty Bill” three months ago. “We are now gathering the signatures of supporters. If at least 10,000 people sign the petition, we will propose it as a draft law to the National Legislative Assembly,” he explained. If the bill does not attract a huge number of supporters, then the network will consider handing it over to an agency interested in pushing it forward, he said. He was speaking after attending a meeting yesterday on the draft bill at the Office of the...
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