Thai diplomat calls Anti-Terror bill ‘extremely concerning development’

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MANILA, Philippines—Kasit Piromya, a former Thai diplomat and human rights advocate, expressed his concern over the Anti-Terrorism Act saying it could be used as a tool of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s to “silence critical views.”
Piromya, one of the board members of the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, urged the Philippine House of Representatives to vote against the bill that has “loosely defined terrorism” thus making it open for abuse.
“This is an extremely concerning development, and the Philippine House of Representatives must vote against the bill,” said Piromya in a statement. “Not only does the proposed law very loosely define terrorism, leaving it open to…

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