Govt insists it won't ease politics ban

Poll timing 'depends on organic laws'

The ban on political activities will also remain in force even after the promulgation of the new constitution Thursday, though the government insists it will stick to its roadmap leading to a general election.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said that restrictions on political parties' activities will not be eased even after the enactment of the new constitution.

"Please wait until things become orderly. There is still about one year left [before the poll is held]," Gen Prawit said.

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