Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Highlights
  • First group of Chinese tourists from Shanghai to arrive in Thailand this evening

    The first group of 41 Chinese tourists is due to arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Shanghai at about 5pm today (Tuesday), to be followed by a second group of about 100 tourists from Guangdong province on October 26th, according to Mr. Yutthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority...
  • House Speaker tells PM all parties agree to a special parliamentary session

    Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has formally informed Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about cross party agreement to the opening of an extraordinary parliamentary session, to discuss the current political conflict, in a bid to find a peaceful solution.   In the formal letter, addressed to the Prime Minister, Mr. Chuan...
  • Protest leader Mike Rayong remanded in custody after court denies him bail

    The Criminal Court has rejected the bail application from Panupong Jardnok, alias Mike Rayong, this evening. Panupong will have to be remanded at the Bangkok Remand Prison for 12 days, 19 to 30 October.   In denying bail to Panupong, the Court said that the suspect is facing serious charges...
  • Prominent Thai protest leaders Parit and Ms. Panasaya released on bail

    Thailand’s Appeals Court granted bail to two prominent protest leaders and 19 other protesters today, on the condition that they not do anything to cause unrest, not break the law and they must report to authorities every fortnight.   Among the released protesters, who had been held on remand, most...
  • Thailand’s six media organizations cry foul over Government’s media gag orders

    The Thai Journalists Association, Thai Broadcast Journalists Association, Confederation of Thai Journalists, National Press Council of Thailand, News Broadcasting Council of Thailand, Online News Providers Association issued a joint statement today (Monday) opposing all forms of intimidation of the media and blocking of media in the performance of their duty,...
Civic groups urge Thai PM to quit and Government to stop dispersing protesters

Civic groups urge Thai PM to quit and Government to stop dispersing protesters

Over 50 houses submerged after reservoir levee fails in Nakhon Ratchasima

Over 50 houses submerged after reservoir levee fails in Nakhon Ratchasima

Transport of goods between Myanmar and Tak province temporarily halted

Transport of goods between Myanmar and Tak province temporarily halted

Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

The maverick activist accused of ‘violence’ against the Queen of Thailand

The maverick activist accused of ‘violence’ against the Queen of Thailand

Transport of goods between Myanmar and Tak province temporarily halted

Transport of goods between Myanmar and Tak province temporarily halted

Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

The maverick activist accused of ‘violence’ against the Queen of Thailand

The maverick activist accused of ‘violence’ against the Queen of Thailand

Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Civic groups urge Thai PM to quit and Government to stop dispersing protesters

Civic groups urge Thai PM to quit and Government to stop dispersing protesters

Over 50 houses submerged after reservoir levee fails in Nakhon Ratchasima

Over 50 houses submerged after reservoir levee fails in Nakhon Ratchasima

Protests 2020

Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Protesters have dispersed from their four main sites in Bangkok tonight. They had been repeating their calls for Prime Minister...

Thai Politics Explained

Profiles

The maverick activist accused of ‘violence’ against the Queen of Thailand

Colourful solo activist Ekachai Hongkangwan has landed himself in legal trouble again – this time facing the rare charge of...
The younger activist, who is studying in Mahidol University’s international programme, said on Friday as he surrendered to police, “I am here to prove my innocence. I was not going to harm the Queen”.  

Around Thailand

Yala’s secret sparkle

Mention must-see tourist attractions in the southern province of Yala and the ones that immediately spring to mind are the...

Asean

Palace postpones meetings with allies of Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysia's national palace has postponed audiences with the king for allies of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, senior opposition leaders said...

Politics

House Speaker tells PM all parties agree to a special parliamentary session

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has formally informed Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about cross party agreement to the opening of...

Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

An elderly woman has been electrocuted near her house, in the Aranyaprathet district of Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaew,...

Business

Thai economy expected to contract in 2020, but will recover next year

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, has published its assessment of the Thai economy, saying that the...

Highlights of the week

Prayut and opponents skate on thin ice

Picture a man surfing in a turbulent sea. That’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the moment. If he falls off...
Picture a man surfing in a turbulent sea. That’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the moment. If he falls off and drowns, it will be no surprise. If he survives, opinions will be divided.

Political Pulse

Chances of special parliamentary session increase

October 19, 2020: Parliamentary head Chuan Leekpai has sounded out government and opposition representatives and they all seem to want...
Political Pulse is a regular update of political events. The snapshots will be on a daily basis, so plan your visit accordingly.

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