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The rise and fall of Saksayam Chidchob, Thailand’s first COVID-positive Cabinet minister

Saksayam Chidchob was previously best known as the “nominee” of his older brother, veteran politician Newin. However, last week he landed himself in trouble by becoming the first Cabinet member…

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Red-shirt followers gather in remembrance of 2010 violent crackdown

Followers of Thailand’s United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), or the red-shirt movement, assembled at the October 14th memorial, at the Kok Wua intersection on Ratchadamnoen Avenue in Bangkok…

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Ratsadon leader Patiwat Saraiyaem granted bail by court

The Criminal Court today granted bail for Patiwat Saraiyaem, alias Mor Lum Bank, one of the three anti-establishment Ratsadon leaders who sought bail, after he pledged not to take part…

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Opposition Pheu Thai party seeks Charter Court ruling on PM’s ministerial status

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party has challenged the ministerial legitimacy of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over his announcement, in April 2019, extending the concession contract, for another 40 years, of…

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Sick of polarised politics, Bangkok voters favour ‘independent’ as governor election looms

While opinion polls show Bangkok voters favour independent candidates in the upcoming governor election, observers say the “swing vote” in the capital makes it difficult to predict a winner. Many…

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UDD chairman acknowledges difficulty of bringing people of different political shades together

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan admitted today (Monday) the challenge for people of different political ideals to come together as a united force, after decades…

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Legal action to be taken against political activists for Sunday’s anti-Prayut rally

Activists, who organized the anti-Prayut protest on Sunday, will be charged for allegedly violating the Emergency Decree and the Disease Control Act, according to Pol Maj Gen Piya Tavichai, the…

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Demonstrators of various political shades rally together to demand PM’s ouster

Hundreds of people, many of them wearing red shirts, are gathered in Bangkok’s Santiporn Park on Ratchadamnoen Avenue today (Sunday), where the Black May memorial is located, to show their…

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Anti-establishment protest on October 14, 2020

Thailand’s path to a democratic charter becoming vicious circle

The push to change the junta-sponsored Constitution is back at square one after the amendment bill paving the way for a charter rewrite was shot down in its final reading…

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Will Samakee Prachachon forum gain momentum?

Veteran democracy advocate Jatuporn Prompan has announced a new political forum, aimed at getting Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down.    The event, schedule for Sunday afternoon,…

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Chief of WeVo guards booked by Thai police again after court grants him bail

WeVo guard leader, Piyarat “Toto” Chongthep, was booked by Prachachon police immediately after the Criminal Court granted him bail on Friday afternoon. Piyarat was arrested on March 6th, along with…

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Activists and survivors of Thailand’s October 1976 massacre demand end to arbitrary arrests

Former student activists and survivors of the October 6th, 1976 massacre, in and around Bangkok’s Thammasat University, have launched a new group called “Octoberists For Democracy”, or OctDem. They are…

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Court spares ex-PM Yingluck from having to pay rice compensation

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court ruled today (Friday) that an order, issued by the Finance Ministry in 2016, demanding that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pay 35 billion baht compensation to…

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Thai PM accused of being at the heart of all problems facing the nation

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha is at the heart of the problems facing the nation, anti-government protest leader, Jatuporn Prompan has told Thai PBS World. He is proposing to bring…

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What is Jatuporn up to?

Among top Thai political activists, Jatuporn Prompan is probably the most unpredictable. Wild speculation, therefore, has greeted his surprising plan to lead a separate street protest against the prime minister. Whatever…

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UDD leader Jatuporn to lead protest against PM Prayut on April 4

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan has vowed to lead a prolonged protest, with the ultimate goal of toppling the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha….

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Encroachment case threatens political death sentence for MP Pareena

Colourful MP Pareena Kraikupt has gone down in history as the first person to be indicted for “grave ethical offences” under the new anti-corruption law, for her alleged encroachment on…

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Thailand’s political landscape changing fast as new parties erupt

The newly formed Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party sounds very familiar, especially since it carries the same name as the government initiative launched to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite government denials,…

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Mae Hong Son governor claims most Myanmar Karens who fled to Thailand have returned voluntarily

Since March 11th, about 2,000 ethnic Karen civilians have fled the fighting in Myanmar, to take refuge in the border areas of Mae Sariang and Khun Yuam districts in Thailand’s…

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Thailand’s anti-establishment protesters rally again near the Government House

Two groups of protesters rallied near Government House in Bangkok this afternoon (Tuesday). Initially, they were mostly members of the now dismantled “Baan Thaloo Fah” community, originally located in front…

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Thai police brace for fresh protests at Government House this afternoon

Police have set up barricades, using cargo containers, and blocked road access to Government House again, in anticipation of another protest this late afternoon by followers of the anti-establishment Ratsadon…

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Thanathorn denies defaming Thai monarchy during livestream on vaccine acquisition

Leader of Thailand’s Progressive Movement, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, went to Nang Loeng police station this morning, to acknowledge lèse majesté charges over his Facebook live commentary, during which he questioned the…

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All “Baan Thaloo Fah” protesters granted bail

On Monday evening, Dusit District Court granted bail to all 93 protesters from the Baan Thaloo Fah community, who had been camped in front of Government House and were arrested…

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Court rules prison attempt to screen detainees for COVID-19 in middle of night inappropriate

The Criminal Court has ruled that the late night attempts, by officers at Bangkok remand prison, to screen Ratsadon leaders for COVID-19, were inappropriate and impinged upon the basic rights…

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[File] Former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyaphirom

Court orders ex-commerce minister Boonsong and associates to pay ฿14.7bn compensation over rice deal scandal

Today (Monday), Thailand’s Central Administrative Court ordered former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyaphirom, former deputy commerce minister Poom Saraphol, and three former senior commerce officials, to pay the state 14.723 billion…

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Three Ratsadon leaders promise court they will not mention monarchy issue again if granted bail

Three Ratsadon leaders, currently being held on remand, told the Criminal Court today (Monday) that they would not mention the monarchy issue again if the court grants them bail, with…

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Thai anti-establishment protester Parit still refusing food, being fed intravenously

Ratsadon group leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, currently being held on remand and in detention for contempt of court, has been on hunger strike for over two weeks. He allowed doctors…

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Thai police evict protesters from Baan Thaloo Fah village in surprise dawn raid

Seventy protesters, who had been camping at “Baan Thaloo Fah village”, which was set up in front of the Government House on March 13th, were rounded up by the police…

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Meet the ‘accidental’ protest leader keeping Thailand’s monarchy reform push alive

An “accidental leader” of the anti-establishment reformist movement, Patsaravalee “Mind” Tanakitvibulpon, has boldly made its first direct address to His Majesty the King.  On Wednesday night (March 24), Patsaravalee made…

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A pro-democracy protester holds a sign while calling for the release of anti-government protest leaders outside Bangkok Remand Prison in Bangkok on March 9, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Days of dread and terror at Bangkok Remand Prison

Anti-establishment protest leaders imprisoned on charges of lese majeste and sedition claim their lives may be in danger behind bars. They recently voiced fears of being assaulted or even killed…

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Real stakeholders waiting to speak up

All of a sudden, it’s halfway through. Amid a reigning political chaos, it’s easy not to notice that Thais are now as close to the next general election as they…

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Supreme Court orders Ratchaburi MP Pareena to stop performing duty as a legislator

Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Pareena Kraikupt, was ordered to stop performing her duties as a legislator, from today (Thursday), by the Criminal Division for Political Office Holders of…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha at a press conference after the cabinet meeting in January 4th.

Suspect who allegedly harassed Thai PM’s twin daughters in custody

A 40-year old man, now in police custody, is being questioned over the alleged harassment on social media of the twin daughters of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Using the Twitter…

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New hurdles await in Thailand’s tortuous road to charter change

The government-sponsored draft bill for a referendum on charter change is hanging in the balance after lawmakers were forced to postpone their vote when a significant point in the draft…

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Unexpectedly large crowd of protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection

Anti-establishment protesters gathered at the Ratchaprasong commercial centre in the heart of Bangkok this evening to hear speakers lambast Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, demand the abolition of lèse majesté law…

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Row at Chiang Mai U. over a questionable artwork exhibited on campus

A heated argument is brewing between the administrators of Chiang Mai University and the Fine Arts Faculty, on one side, and the student council, as well as some anti-establishment students,…

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The national police chief, Pol Gen Suwat Jaengyodsook

Police chief claims he did not apologise to anti-establishment protesters

The national police chief, Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsook, said today (Wednesday) that he had not offered an apology to the demonstrators attending a protest at Sanam Luang on Saturday, explaining…

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The new ministers for the Thai cabinet announced on the Royal Gazette

The Royal Gazette website has published an announcement of the appointment of new ministers to the Thai cabinet, led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. They are: 1. Ms. Trinuch Thienthong​​, Education…

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Ratsadon core leader Parit transferred to detention centre in Pathum Thani

The transfer of remanded Ratsadon core leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, from Bangkok remand prison to the detention centre in Pathum Thani province on Monday night, is in line with the…

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Thai police chief apologises for rough handling of some protesters on Saturday night

Thailand’s national police commissioner, Pol.Gen. Suwat Jangyodsuk, offered a public apology today (Monday) for the police’s rough handling of some of the anti-establishment protesters in and near Sanam Luang on…

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Remanded Ratsadon leader “Penguin” given 15-days detention for contempt of court

The Criminal Court today sentenced Ratsadon core leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, who is already being held on remand, to 15-days additional detention for contempt of court, after his misconduct in…

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Court holds inquiries into safety of detained Ratsadon leaders

The Criminal Court, this morning (Monday), held an inquiry into a letter of complaint from Arnon Nampa, one of the remanded Ratsadon leaders, expressing concern over the safety of his…

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Thai PM to head a security meeting on Monday to assess political situation

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is reportedly scheduled to chair a meeting of Thailand’s National Security Council on Monday, to assess the political situation following recent and increasingly violent political protests….

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Six Thai media organizations urge everyone in political conflict to show restraint

Thailand’s six media organizations issued a joint statement today (Sunday), urging all parties in the current political conflicts to exercise restraint, following a violent protest Saturday night, at and around…

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Portraits of Thai monarch on Ratchadamnoen Avenue vandalized after dispersal of ReDem protesters

A long trail of damaged decorative plant pots and vandalized portraits of HM the King were strewn along Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Avenue, following the dispersal of the violent anti-establishment ReDem protest…

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At least 32 injured in clashes, 20 taken into police custody

Police have taken 20 people into custody following clashes between anti-government protesters and anti-riot police Saturday night in areas around Sanam Luang, one of Bangkok’s best known landmarks, which saw…

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Thai police use water cannons and tear gas against protesters in Bangkok

Police fired water cannons at anti-establishment protesters this evening (Saturday), after they broke through a barricade of cargo containers and razor-wire at Sanam Luang in Bangkok. Police repeatedly warned the…

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Thai police raid Fah Diew Kan printing house, seize books about the monarchy

Armed with a search warrant, issued by the Nonthaburi provincial court, Special Branch and Rattanathibet police have raided the anti-establishment Fah Diew Kan printing house and seized many copies of…

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Sanam Luang access closed with cargo containers to block protesters

Police have blocked access to Sanam Luang with cargo containers and razor-wire to prevent ReDem Restart Democracy (ReDem) protesters, a youth wing of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group, from entering the…

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Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak gives the three-finger salute to the protesters during an anti-government rally at Lat Phrao intersection in Bangkok on December 2, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

How protest leader ‘Penguin’ continues ruffling feathers

No anti-establishment protest activist has been more effective at grabbing media attention than Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak.  The tubby 23-year-old Thammasat University student has even managed to make headlines from behind…

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Thai PM asked to rescind appointments of 2 people over allegedly shady backgrounds

Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao has sent an urgent letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, urging him to rescind the appointments of Amorn Meemano and Phuvit Panyasith as political officials…

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Justice Ministry refutes Ratsadon leaders’ foul play claim, accuses them of resisting COVID screening

Thailand’s Ministry of Justice has explained that three detained Ratsadon leaders refused to be separated for COVID-19 screening, after the court allowed them to be transferred from Thonburi to Bangkok…

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Legislators voting for charter amendments bill warned of possible probe

Most senators abstained in the voting of the constitutional amendments bill Wednesday night in compliance with the ruling by the Constitutional Court that a new Constitution can be drafted only…

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Charter amendment bill voted down

The bill seeking to amend the current Constitution which was promulgated while the military junta was in power in 2017 was voted down late Wednesday night after more than 10…

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Democrat Party MP Jurin Laksanavisit.

Democrat leader proposes Constitutional Court ruling to end conflict over charter amendments bill

Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanavisit has proposed that parliament seeks a ruling from the Constitutional Court about the validity of the constitutional amendments bill, due for its third-reading and vote,…

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Charter amendment bill set aside as Thai lawmakers debate if it even exists 

Wednesday’s parliamentary session was marked by long and heated arguments over whether the charter-amendment bill should go to a final reading or be dropped altogether. Last week, the Constitutional Court…

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Lawyer loses hope of bailing out remanded Ratsadon core leaders

Human rights lawyer Krisdang Nutcharas admitted today (Wednesday) that he had lost hope for getting bail for the detained Ratsadon core leaders after the Criminal Court, again, turned down his…

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Corrections Department claims officers wanted to separate Ratsadon detainees for COVID-19 screening

Thailand’s Corrections Department has issued a clarification, in response to a claim by Anon Nampa, one of the seven core Ratsadon leaders detained at Bangkok remand prison, that prison officers…

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Court asked to investigate incident in cell at Bangkok remand prison on Monday

A petition was lodged with the Criminal Court today (Tuesday) by Arnon Nampa, one of the 22 core Ratsadon leaders and followers currently being held on remand, demanding an inquiry…

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Three scenarios for final vote on Thai charter amendment bill

A heated and lengthy debate accompanied by chaos including a walkout are expected in Parliament when the charter amendment draft bill returns for its third and final reading on March…

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Ratsadon’s Penguin threatens to go on hunger strike until he is freed on bail

Ratsadon core leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak has threatened to go on hunger strike in prison until his request for bail is granted by the court. The defiant leader of the…

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In this file photo Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak and Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul.

Pre-trial hearings today for 22 Ratsadon core leaders and followers

Twenty-two Ratsadon core leaders and followers, being tried on lèse majesté and other charges in connection with protests at Thammasat University and Sanam Luang last year, were brought to the…

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Charter Court drafting ruling about writing of new charter and required referendum

Constitutional Court judges are huddled in an urgent meeting today to discuss the drafting of a common judgment, announced by the court on March 11th, which, in essence, rules that…

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Protesters camp in front of Government House in defiance of police warning

Defying police warnings of no overnight camping near Government House, anti-establishment protesters announced today that they will stay put until their demands are met by the government. The demands of…

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Protesters to camp overnight near Thailand’s Government House

Three groups of protesters, all affiliated with the anti-establishment Ratsadon group, plan to set up camps near Government House, after they march from the Democracy and Victory monuments late this…

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Health minister upset at being accused of lying by Thanathorn

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says he is disappointed with Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit for his use of outdated information, about the Public Health Ministry’s COVID-19 vaccine procurement…

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Court rejects bail applications for four Ratsadon core leaders

The Criminal Court today rejected the bail applications by four core leaders of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group on the grounds that there is no justification for changing the court’s previous…

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Attorney seeks release on bail of three anti-government protest leaders

An attorney from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, Kritsadang Nutcharas, along with professors from Thammasat and Mahidol universities, went to the Criminal Court today to seek the release on bail…

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Court ruling opens Pandora’s box for charter-change process

The Constitutional Court ruling on charter amendment has triggered a new round of debate on whether the ongoing parliamentary process to change the supreme law can continue or if it…

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Charter Court requires referendum prior to drafting of new constitution

The Constitutional Court today ruled that Parliament is constitutionally empowered to draft a new constitution but that a referendum needs to be held to get prior public consent. The much-awaited…

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Thai Charter Court to rule on constitutionality of charter amendments bill on Thursday

Thailand’s Constitutional Court is scheduled to deliver its ruling on the constitutionality of a charter amendments bill on Thursday, which seeks to amend Section 256 of the Constitution to allow…

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Embattled Thai protest movement awaits new “sparks”

March has been a bad month for the anti-establishment network, so far at least. Its public support has continued to decline, the royal portrait burning incident has planted more doubts…

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The royalist Thai celebs pushing back against pressure for monarchy reform 

As calls grow among the young generation to reform the monarchy, some Thai celebrities are risking boycotts and hatred to defend their beloved royal institution. Their emotional reactions to the…

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Pheu Thai asks NACC to probe PM and commerce minister over medical glove deal

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party petitioned the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) this morning (Wednesday), accusing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as chairman of the State Enterprise Policy Committee,…

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Thai celebs who are ready to risk it all for anti-establishment protests

Many Thai celebrities are putting their careers on the line to support anti-establishment protesters’ push for political change in Thailand, including reform of the monarchy. They risk losing their jobs,…

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Protesters lay wreaths at Criminal Court to protest against their leaders being held on remand

Anti-establishment protesters, led by the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration group, rallied in front of the Criminal Court Tuesday afternoon to mourn what, they allege, is injustice and to…

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Thailand braces for flashpoint as court rules on charter change

Another crucial moment for the Thai Constitution has arrived, with the court set to rule on March 11whether Parliament is authorised to pave the way for a charter rewrite.  The Constitutional Court’s ruling carries serious…

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Opposition targets PM and six ministers for probes by NACC and Constitutional Court

The opposition will ask Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the Constitutional Court to investigate the conduct of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-cha and six cabinet ministers, in the aftermath of…

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Thailand’s protest leaders Rung, Mike and Pai formally charged with lèse majesté

Three core leaders of Thailand’s anti-establishment Ratsadon group were formally charged with lèse majesté and incitement of public unrest by the public prosecutors today (Monday). The charges relate to the…

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Palang Pracharat defeats Democrat in Nakhon Si Thammarat by-election

Former Democrat MP for Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thepthai Senpong, conceded the defeat of his younger brother, Pongsin, today (Monday), to Palang Pracharat candidate, Aryasith Srisuwan, in Sunday’s by-election in Constituency…

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Police probe shooting at police buses Saturday night after ReDem protest at Criminal Court

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into who fired shots, damaging three police buses near the Ratchayothin tunnel, late on Saturday night. Pol Lt-Gen Pakkapong Pongpetra, commissioner of the…

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Ex-Thammasat U rector Charnvit joins protesters to demand release of protesters held on remand

Former Thammasat University Rector Charnvit Kasetsiri joined the “Through the Sky” protest march at Kasetsart intersection this morning (Sunday), to offer moral support to the protesters and support their demand…

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ReDem protesters head to Criminal Court to demand release of four core Ratsadon members

Anti-establishment ReDem (Restart Democracy) demonstrators marched from Lat Phrao intersection to the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road at about 5pm, to demand the release of four core Ratsadon members. They…

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Anti-government protesters march during a protest in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (AP Photo)

Ban on public assemblies and protests declared in Bangkok

Ahead of planned protests in Bangkok on Saturday, by various activist groups, Supreme Commander General Chalermphol Srisawat, in his capacity as the security chief of the current emergency situation, issued…

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Thousands of Thai police on standby to deal with protests on Saturday

Thousands of anti-riot police will be on standby tomorrow (Saturday) to cope with protests, by several activist groups, expected to take place at various locations around Bangkok. The national police…

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Four sons of Nakhon Si Thammarat brace for Sunday’s by-election battle

Four political parties will battle for a single MP seat when the polls open in the Nakhon Si Thammarat Constituency 3 by-election on Sunday (March 7). The coalition Democrat and…

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Anti-establishment protesters take part in a demonstration as they prepare to march toward the residence of Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha in Bangkok on February 28, 2021. (photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Confusing picture of Thai protests

A moderate question to the increasingly splintered anti-establishment movement is where Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul was on Sunday. A harder question is whether ideologies that clashed many times in the history of…

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Thai police vow decisive legal action over torching of King’s portrait at Khlong Prem prison

Metropolitan police deputy commissioner Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai has vowed to “prosecute to the fullest extent of the law” the three suspects responsible for torching His Majesty the King’s portrait…

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Thai beauty queen fired as Mental Health Ambassador over political comments

Thailand’s Mental Health Department decided today (Tuesday) to drop Miss Universe Thailand 2020 Amanda Obdam as its brand ambassador over her online political comments, only after a week of her…

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Anti-establishment protesters gather at a barrier in front of police during an anti-government rally in Bangkok on November 17, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Increasingly weak, violent and leaderless protests may be short-lived

Inspired by the ongoing anti-coup protests in Myanmar, and enraged by the indictment and detention of four protest leaders on lèse majesté charges, Thailand’s anti-establishment protests resumed after a pause…

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Thai court rejects bail for WeVo guards accused of attempting to snatch two Ratsadon leaders from prison van

Attempts by human rights lawyers to seek bail for five WeVo guards, detained at Bangkok Remand Prison for allegedly trying to free two Ratsadon core leaders from a prison truck,…

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Prison terms for PDRC protest leaders send shockwaves through Thai politics

The Criminal Court’s recent decision to send leaders of the now-defunct People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) to jail over their street rallies against Yingluck Shinawatra’s government has deep political implications…

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Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin

Corrections Department files lèse majesté charge against suspects accused of torching the King’s portrait

Thailand’s Corrections Department has lodged a complaint with Prachachuen police, seeking legal action against a group of people who torched the portrait of HM the King in front of Khlong…

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Thai PM defends the police use of force at Sunday protest

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has defended the police’s use of force to quell an increasingly violent protest by anti-establishment movement, in front of the First Infantry Battalion of the…

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Protesters disperse after clashing with police, rubber bullets, tear-gas fired

Anti-government protesters have dispersed after clashing with anti-riot police who fired tear-gas and rubber bullets to stop them from approaching an army unit on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road which houses the…

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Police clash with protesters, rubber bullets, tear-gas fired

Police fired teargas and rubber bullets as they clashed with anti-government protesters in front of an army unit on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road which houses the residence of Prime Minister Prayut…

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Troops block outbound Vibhavadi Rangsit road in Bangkhen district ahead of Free Youth protest

Army troops placed containers along the road in front of the entire length of the compound of the First Infantry Battalion of the First Regiment of the Royal Guards, on…

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Cabinet shake-up brings headache for PM Prayut, opportunity for Thamanat

A Feb 24 Criminal Court verdict has placed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a situation he was dreading — the need for a Cabinet reshuffle he reportedly tried to delay…

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Thai MP Sira courting controversy but flirting with disaster

Although new to Parliament, Sira Jenjaka has lost no time in stealing the limelight from veteran MPs – drawing publicity for his outspoken views, belligerent talk and ability to take…

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Protesters rally at Bangkok Remand Prison demanding release of 4 core Ratsadon leaders

A small group of anti-establishment Ratsadon group supporters rallied at Bangkok Remand Prison on Friday, to demand the release of four Ratsadon leaders, being held in custody pending their trials…

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