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(From Thai Press Reports)
Section: General News - Human rights activists on March 5 lauded the government's decision to allow the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) to have a presence in Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports.
They also hoped for more meaningful and concrete action on issues such as refugees' rights and an investigation into the previous government's alleged abuse of power.
Prime Minister Gen Surayud Chulanont recently agreed to the ICJ's request to establish its Southeast Asian office in Bangkok. ICJ secretary-general Nicholas Howen said he believed the government had a democratic spirit and based its actions on the rule of law. …