Prayut acquittal may be all his opponents need

Prayut acquittal may be all his opponents need

Highlights
  • Court ruling in favour of Prayut adds fuel to protesters’ fire

    Wednesday’s court verdict in favour of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha increases the likelihood of him staying in power at least until his term ends. The Constitutional Court unanimously ruled Prayut “not guilty” of a conflict of interest by staying on in an Army residence after retirement, clearing him to...
  • A closer look at the King’s 2 Regiments now in protesters’ sights

    Anti-establishment protesters have raised the ante in their ongoing protests for reform of the monarchy, by targeting HM the King’s finances and links with the Army. On November 25, they rallied outside the headquarters of Siam Commercial Bank, in which the King is the major shareholder. An earlier plan to...
  • Thai Charter Court files police complaint against protest leaders for allegedly insulting the court

    A complaint was lodged with the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) by Thailand’s Constitutional Court today against protest leader Parit Chiwarak, aka “Penguin”, and other core members of the Ratsadon group, for allegedly making insulting remarks about the court during the protest at Lat Phrao intersection on Wednesday. On that...
  • Health officials confident Covid-19 situation in north under control

    Health authorities expressed confidence today that the Covid-19 situation in the northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are under control despite the recent return of 10 Thais from neighbouring Myanmar who tested positive. Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, meanwhile, played down fears that there could be a second...
  • Thailand Education Politics Reform

    Thailand’s strict school dress code tested as students ditch uniforms on first day of semester

    Students have been grumbling about school uniforms for ages in Thailand. But few people imagined they would be brave enough to challenge strict dress-code rules by wearing casual clothes to class. In scenes that shocked many observers, hundreds of students broke long-held rules by abandoning their uniforms at the start...
Four new COVID-19 cases in Chiang Rai as hotels see a rise in cancellations

Four new COVID-19 cases in Chiang Rai as hotels see a rise in cancellations

Five drown in Nakhon Si Thammasat as floods hit Thailand’s southern provinces

Five drown in Nakhon Si Thammasat as floods hit Thailand’s southern provinces

Chinese probe leaves Moon for return to Earth

Chinese probe leaves Moon for return to Earth

Bites of sheer heaven

Bites of sheer heaven

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

Prayut acquittal may be all his opponents need

Prayut acquittal may be all his opponents need

Four new COVID-19 cases in Chiang Rai as hotels see a rise in cancellations

Four new COVID-19 cases in Chiang Rai as hotels see a rise in cancellations

Five drown in Nakhon Si Thammasat as floods hit Thailand’s southern provinces

Five drown in Nakhon Si Thammasat as floods hit Thailand’s southern provinces

Chinese probe leaves Moon for return to Earth

Chinese probe leaves Moon for return to Earth

Bites of sheer heaven

Bites of sheer heaven

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

Protests 2020

Thailand’s opposition parties and anti-establishment protest leaders denounce charter court’s ruling

The Ratsadon group (formerly Khana Ratsadon) built a mock-up of the Constitutional Court at Lat Phrao intersection, to ridicule the...

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The monarchy has brought us benefits for a thousand years. Certainly, there are some flaws. Just like large trees, it has parasites. [But] preservation is better than destruction”

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COVID-19 scare in Chiang Rai as everyone returning from Myanmar last month to be screened 

All people who travelled between Myanmar and Thailand’s Chiang Rai province in November have been told to report to health...

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Court ruling in favour of Prayut adds fuel to protesters’ fire

Wednesday’s court verdict in favour of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha increases the likelihood of him staying in power at...

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Bites of sheer heaven

Art is blossoming around the Ratchawong Pier area with the opening of new galleries, pubs and cafés in beautifully renovated...

Business

How retail is changing in the wake of COVID-19

The pandemic has disrupted the way we shop. Little wonder then that retailers and shoppers are adapting to the new...

Highlights of the week

Protesters take slim lead in early rounds

At first, it looked like Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha would lose out quite easily. Then the tide turned and it...
The protesters have staggered Prayut, but failed to knock him down. They want the prime minister to go now, but the process of constitutional rewriting will buy him some time at least.

Political Pulse

“Abandoned” Thaksin asks Chiang Mai to vote for Pheu Thai

December 3, 2020: Saying an unidentified "someone" has left him, Thaksin Shinawatra has sent a message from exile urging Chiang...
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