Activist seeking plaque probe held by military

The prime minister and many senior government officials said the disappearance of a historic plaque was no big deal – yet well-known lawyer and activist Srisuwan Janya was arrested on April 18 as he urged the PM to conduct an investigation into the matter. “This issue is nothing deadly,” Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said on April 18. “I understand the sentiments. But shouldn’t we look ahead to the future instead? “Arguing over history won’t do any good. It’s up to everyone’s intention on how they will move the country forward,” he said.

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