Politics

Protests on the streets creating political tensions as PM warns the public only the country will lose

Protests on the streets creating political tensions as PM warns the public only the country will lose

October 17, 2020

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Advice to the current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan ocha from his predecessor from 2014, Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday, will not have been welcomed and indicates… Read More ›

Press conference given by activist and Progressive Movement leader checked by abrupt police visit

Press conference given by activist and Progressive Movement leader checked by abrupt police visit

October 16, 2020

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Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, formerly the Secretary-General of the disbanded Future Forward Party, was visible on Wednesday night, some hours ahead of the government crackdown early on… Read More ›

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

Water cannon used to fend off Bangkok protesters as police uphold the strict new emergency laws

October 16, 2020

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Standoff between police and more aggressive protesters near Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok after both sides sprayed each other with coloured substances. Shopping centres and landmark… Read More ›

Revived protest ends in Bangkok as severe state of emergency is declared and protest leaders promptly arrested

Revived protest ends in Bangkok as severe state of emergency is declared and protest leaders promptly arrested

October 15, 2020

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Senior police officers fired after Wednesday’s debacle with reports that an operation centre led by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan will be established to restore… Read More ›

Fears of a crackdown on protest grow overnight as PM warns parents to get loved ones out of zone before action

Fears of a crackdown on protest grow overnight as PM warns parents to get loved ones out of zone before action

October 15, 2020

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The news comes as an arch royalist, Major General Rienthong Nanna, in a chilling Facebook post, warned that Bangkok was being surrounded by pro royalist… Read More ›

Rally’s march on Government House surprises officials with a larger turnout and police in retreat

Rally’s march on Government House surprises officials with a larger turnout and police in retreat

October 14, 2020

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The crowd on Wednesday swelled in the late afternoon as the march gained momentum and security forces were consistently forced to retreat before what was… Read More ›

Chinese FM to visit Thailand in a Covid battered world of raised tensions and potential conflict

Chinese FM to visit Thailand in a Covid battered world of raised tensions and potential conflict

October 14, 2020

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In a June 2018 interview with Time Magazine, Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan ocha, categorically described China as the kingdom’s number one partner despite… Read More ›

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

Police arrest 21 protesters in Bangkok attempting to block the road to be used for planned Royal motorcade

October 13, 2020

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Human rights lawyer Arnon Nampa has called on the public to attend the rally tomorrow after 6 pm. On Monday, it was reported by military… Read More ›

Smaller crowd expected at rally on Wednesday as police gear up security cordon with citywide checkpoints

Smaller crowd expected at rally on Wednesday as police gear up security cordon with citywide checkpoints

October 13, 2020

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Radical protest leader, Arnon Nampa, has vowed to lead a march on Government House when the rally takes place on Wednesday and has promised an… Read More ›

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

Army denies links to suspended network of fake accounts online removed by Twitter and Facebook

October 11, 2020

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Top army officer, Lieutenant General Santipong Thammapiya, says Twitter and Facebook have failed to do their homework by linking it to an orchestrated propaganda network… Read More ›

Police say students have no permission to protest as army chief warns that security will be upheld

Police say students have no permission to protest as army chief warns that security will be upheld

October 7, 2020

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General Narongphan Jitkaewtae, the newly installed army boss, asked on what basis do students presume to demand reforms when they have contributed nothing and should… Read More ›

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

Interpol Red Notice for ‘Boss’ Vorayuth as Police authorities in Bangkok seek to bring him to trial

October 5, 2020

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Red Notice is not an international arrest warrant but a tool to track the fugitive which can be followed up with his arrest and extradition… Read More ›

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

New army chief takes the helm this week amid growing tensions and rising public apathy toward politics 

September 30, 2020

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New army leader is understood to have been handpicked by the King and comes from a modest, non-elite background. General Narongphan Jitkaewtae is known for… Read More ›

Swirling talk of Thaksin’s return as PM quashed as fake news amid signs of a repositioned Pheu Thai Party

Swirling talk of Thaksin’s return as PM quashed as fake news amid signs of a repositioned Pheu Thai Party

September 30, 2020

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A political scientist at Chulalongkorn University, Chaiyan Chaiyaporn, has suggested that the events in recent days, could mean many things but certainly, it could suggest… Read More ›

Glimmer of hope for the ailing Thai economy as exports and business registrations decline slows

Glimmer of hope for the ailing Thai economy as exports and business registrations decline slows

September 27, 2020

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New ฿100 billion stimulus package will not require extra borrowing as the government still maintains a prudent fiscal approach with a growing emphasis on restarting… Read More ›

PM calls for global unity in the face of the virus in marked contrast to US President Trump’s speech at the UN

PM calls for global unity in the face of the virus in marked contrast to US President Trump’s speech at the UN

September 26, 2020

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On Friday, the Thai Prime Minister gave his full backing to the United Nations and the multilateral framework of cooperation between countries as the way… Read More ›

Former Immigration Bureau boss ‘Big Joke’ to bring case against the PM to get his old job back after 2019 shunt

Former Immigration Bureau boss ‘Big Joke’ to bring case against the PM to get his old job back after 2019 shunt

September 23, 2020

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In January this year, the former immigration police chief appeared before the Anti Corruption Commission after a lawyer, in May 2019, one month after his… Read More ›

Criminal charges likely against student leaders as mysterious ‘People’s Party’ plaque goes missing

Criminal charges likely against student leaders as mysterious ‘People’s Party’ plaque goes missing

September 22, 2020

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Mystery holy man turned up on Monday and dug up newly laid cement where the plaque has been inserted to place roses, photographs of the… Read More ›

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

Students submit a reform petition to the Privy Council, call for a General Strike in Thailand on October 14th

September 21, 2020

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Students are now facing the threat of further prosecution as they call on the public to show solidarity with the cause by personal actions between… Read More ›

Thaksin poses a question to those in power on the same day he was removed from office in 2006

Thaksin poses a question to those in power on the same day he was removed from office in 2006

September 20, 2020

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The former Thai Prime Minister who won two elections and presided over a period of unprecedented growth in the kingdom, on Saturday, noted that he… Read More ›