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If the education system is good…

“I feel it is about education. I think, if the standard of education were good, other things would follow. If the infrastructure were good, other things can improve,” said Issadaorn…

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A closer look at the charter bill dividing Parliament – and the nation

Parliament today begins a two-day debate on seven motions seeking amendments to the Constitution, but public attention will be focused on the bill proposed by iLaw aimed at the most…

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Supporters of US president Donald Trump look on in front of the White House as they gather near counter protesters in Washington, DC on November 13, 2020. / AFP

America and Thailand: Similarities and differences

The red and blue colors marking who wins which states in the US presidential race are eerily similar to how Thailand’s map is painted after each general election. Consequences of…

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What to expect inside (and outside) Parliament during charter-change debate this week

With political temperatures rising close to boiling point, lawmakers head to Parliament today and tomorrow (November 17-18) to deliberate seven motions seeking amendments to the Constitution. The move comes after…

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Barbecue dinner in front of parliament planned for tomorrow

The anti-establishment Khana Ratsadon will hold pork barbecue dinner in front of parliament tomorrow, from 4pm to 9.30pm, as fellow protesters lay siege to parliament to pressure legislators approve the…

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What chances for charter change bills in Parliament this week?

Parliament will this week (November 17-18) deliberate seven motions seeking amendments to the Constitution, amid mounting pressure for changes to provisions viewed as “problematic”. Among the seven motions, two proposed…

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Tanaporn: The political beauty with a taste for luxury

As the saying goes, behind every successful man, there’s a woman. Except in Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Thamanat Prompow’s case, there are two – the woman he is legally…

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Protesters wrap Democracy Monument with cloth banner

Anti-government protesters on Saturday rallied at the Democracy Monument which they later wrapped with a huge cloth banner carrying messages denouncing the Prayut government. The wrapping of the monument capped…

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Protest groups converge on Democracy Monument

Three protest groups have converged at the Democracy Monument, as the metropolitan police warn them to confine themselves to this main protest site, and not march to elsewhere.   The…

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Anti-government protesters march from the Democracy Monument toward the Government House. October 14, 2020. Bangkok

Police brace for three protest groups in Bangkok this afternoon

About 5,000 police are being deployed at and around the Democracy Monument where protesters plan to hold anti-government rallies this afternoon, as motorists are advised to avoid Rajdamnoen Avenue and…

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Anti-government protesters hold up three-finger salutes at a rally by the Democracy Monument in Bangkok on August 16, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

The schoolchildren at the heart of Thailand’s battle for reform

When Mob Fest kicks off at 2pm today(November 14), many of those participating will be school kids who refuse to shy away from hot political and social issues. Despite their tender…

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Prime Minister proposed the “3 New” concept to strengthen the ASEAN economy

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha addressed through a video message at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2020, which was part of the 37th ASEAN Summit. He highlighted the significant…

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Royalist supporters wait to catcha glimpse of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida outside the Grand Palace in Bangkok on November 1, 2020 after a religious ceremony at a Buddhist temple inside the palace. / AFP

Royalist group rallies to oppose attempt to reform the Thai Monarchy

A small group of pro-Monarchy demonstrators rallied in front of parliament this morning (Thursday) to oppose any amendment to the Constitution which would affect the Monarchy.   Led by former…

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Prayut shoots down bid to scrap military draft

An opposition party’s push for military reform has hit trouble after its draft law to abolish conscription was shot down before making it to Parliament. The Bill on Military Service…

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Progressive movement leader Thanathorn encounters royalist resistance in Nakhon Si Thammarat

The de facto leader of Thailand’s progressive movement. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, encountered resistance from pro-Monarchy demonstrators when he arrived in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat today (Wednesday), to help…

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Monks and novices barred from joining the protest

The director of the National Office of Buddhism, Narong Song-ar-rom, said that the Sangha Supreme Council has issued urgent letters, to the temples around the country, barring monks and novices…

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Opposition pledges to support all 7 draft constitutional amendments

Thailand’s opposition parties will vote in support of all the seven draft constitutional amendments, proposed by the government, opposition and the iLaw NGO, whose draft has been endorsed by more…

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Army chief dismisses chance of another military coup as “minus”

Army Commander-in-Chief General Narongphan Chitkaewtae has dismissed the chance of a military coup in Thailand as a “minus” possibility, saying that he believes the country will weather the current political…

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Parliament President Chuan Leekpai

Senators ask Chuan to seek Constitutional Court ruling on constitutionality of 3 draft charter amendments

A group of about 40 senators has asked Parliament President Chuan Leekpai to seek a ruling, from Thailand’s Constitutional Court, on the constitutionality of three of the seven draft constitutional…

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Thailand police protest

Police to review the content of letters to the King, before pressing charges

The letters and the four red post boxes from the protest in Bangkok yesterday are in police possession, at the Chanasongkram police station. Deputy Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner, Police Major…

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Time for newcomers or will old faces return as provinces go to vote?

The “new normal” was adopted to fight COVID-19, but Thailand’s local elections next month will likely see the “old normal” – a ballot where political dynasties and patronage politics still…

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Thailand’s election watchdog asked to investigate whether Progressive Movement functions like a political party

Thailand’s Election Commission has been asked, by political activist Srisuwan Janya, to investigate the conduct of the Progressive Movement, led by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, which he accuses of functioning like a…

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Thailand’s PM congratulates US President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has sent a letter of congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, after their election victory over incumbent President Donald Trump.  …

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Thailand Monarchy reform protest

Thailand’s protesters declare their 3 demands are the “utmost compromise”

After negotiating with the police tonight (Sunday), anti-establishment protesters in Thailand announced that the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, constitutional amendments and reforms of the Monarchy are the “utmost…

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Prayut at risk of becoming third PM axed by charter court

General Prayut Chan-o-cha has defied a demand by anti-government protesters for him to step down as prime minister. But he may lose his seat if the Constitutional Court finds him…

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LBGT parade in Bangkok to raise gender equality awareness

The protest today (Saturday), at Samyan and in the Silom commercial district of Bangkok, turned out to be a demonstration by the LBGT community, to raise awareness of gender equality….

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Thammasat University

Group of Thammasat Uni students demand the Rector’s resignation

A group of alumni and current students of the Faculty of Sociology and Humanities of Thailand’s Thammasat University has demanded the resignation of the university’s Rector, for allegedly failing to…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020, protesters flash the “Hunger Games” salute during a pro-democracy rally at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. – The kingdom has seen a decades-long spin-cycle of coups and violent street protests led by pro or anti-establishment veterans with well-funded backing.

300 Thai police to be on standby ahead of mass protest on Sunday

About 300 police will be on standby at their command centres, to await orders on Sunday, ahead of another mass protest at the Democracy Monument, planned by anti-establishment groups. Representatives…

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Suggested ways to boost protests may have come from unlikely source

Thailand has had 20 constitutions since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932, and 23 education ministers since 1997, the year the country produced what was considered its best…

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Myanmar general’s comments on election cause stir

As Myanmar is approaching the general election scheduled for this Sunday a warning early this week on how the poll is being handled from a powerful military general has raised…

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Thai protest leader “Mind” reports to police to face sedition charge

One of Thailand’s anti-establishment protest leaders reported to Thung Mahamek police in Bangkok this morning, to acknowledge charges related to the protest at the German Embassy on October 26th. Passaravalee…

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PM and the Army sued for defamation over alleged IO blog

Former member of the Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission, Angkhana Neelaphaijit, together with a Human Rights activist, Unchana Heemmina have filed a civil defamation lawsuit defamation against the Office of…

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Parliament President Chuan Leekpai

Three former Thai PMs to join proposed Reconciliation Committee

Three of Thailand’s former Prime Ministers have agreed to accept Parliament President Chuan Leekpai’s invitation to join the Reconciliation Committee.   Anand Panyarachun, General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh and Abhisit Vejjajiva have…

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Paiboon Nititawan: The lawmaker who walks a controversial path

Paiboon Nititawan has never been afraid to offend democratic sentiments with ideas and actions many call outlandish or extreme. While fellow lawmakers search for a solution that’s acceptable to all…

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Trump and Biden running neck-and-neck in vital battleground of Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump was narrowly leading Democratic rival Joe Biden in the vital battleground state of Florida on Tuesday, while other competitive swing states that will help…

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Student protesters during a symbolic ceremony to install what they call “Plaque of Khana Rassadorn 2020” at the rally site at Sanam Luang on Sunday morning.

11 Thai protesters acknowledge charges relating to September 19-20 rallies

Eleven core members of and protesters from the anti-establishment movement reported to Bangkok’s Chanasongkhram police today, to acknowledge charges against related to the protests at Thammasat University and Sanam Luang…

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Thailand’s tale of reconciliation that is always doomed to fail

“Reconciliation and harmony” is the way out offered every time deep political divisions have pushed Thailand to the brink of disaster in the past decade.     But repeated efforts have failed…

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DES minister defends the blocking of Pornhub, while #SavePornhub is trending In Thailand

#SavePornHub is the trending hashtag in Thailand today, after Thai government said it had banned Pornhub and 190 other URLs showing pornography. The announcement prompted social media anger over censorship…

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Parliament President should head the Reconciliation Committee – Senator

Senator Kamnoon Sitthisamarn has proposed that the Thai Parliament’s President, Chuan Leekpai, should head the reconciliation committee, emphasizing the latter’s suitability for the post.   He said that Mr. Chuan…

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Thailand’s opposition parties won’t join proposed reconciliation committee unless PM steps down first

Opposition whips have rejected the Government’s proposal to set up a multi-party reconciliation committee, to tackle the current political conflict in Thailand, unless Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha steps down first….

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Thailand’s UDD leader raises questions over the new US consular office in Chiang Mai

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), or “Red-shirt” leader, Jatuporn Promphan, has raised questions about the construction of a new US consular office in Thailand’s northern capital of Chiang…

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Court rejected police application to continue holding protest leader Panasaya on remand

The Pathumwan District Court rejected a Thai police application, for protest leader Panasaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul to continue to be held on remand. However, court has allowed the police another six…

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Thai police to ask court to remand Penguin, Rung and Mike on fresh charges

Three of Thailand’s prominent protest leaders are to be taken to the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Monday, with the Thai police seeking to have them held on remand on…

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Thailand’s latest reconciliation effort another straw in the hurricane, say critics

Thailand is back at a familiar crossroads after lawmakers proposed another national reconciliation committee as a way out of the escalating standoff between anti-establishment protesters and Prayut Chan-o-cha’s government. But…

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Former Thai PM Anand blames Section 272 of the Charter for political conflict

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun has blamed Section 272 of the Constitution, which enables senators to vote in the election of the Prime Minister, as the source of today’s…

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Trump and Biden clash on COVID-19 as they hold rallies in battleground state Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden showcased their contrasting approaches to the resurgent coronavirus pandemic as they rallied supporters on Thursday in the battleground…

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Protesters rally at three locations in Bangkok on Thursday

Anti-establishment demonstrators rallied at three locations in Bangkok today, to protest against the alleged use of violence, by the Government, to disperse peaceful protesters, the alleged biased reportage of the…

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Thai Charter Court strips Kao Klai MP of his status for owning media shares

60 MPs, from both coalition and opposition parties, have been cleared by Thailand’s Constitutional Court of holding media shares on the day they registered their candidacy in the general election…

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Thanathorn vows he will not be cowed by Thai Election Commission’s latest legal action

Former leader of Thailand’s now defunct Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has vowed to fight the Election Commission’s (EC) criminal charges against him, which described as just “pebbles in the…

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Pheu Thai MP slashes own arm in Thailand’s Parliament in protest against PM

A Pheu Thai MP slashed his left arm with a knife, in the middle of the general debate in the Parliament today (Tuesday), in a dramatic protest against Prime Minister…

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Thai protest leader Anont remanded in custody after Criminal Court denies him bail

Anti-establishment protest leader Anont Nampa is back in jail again, just a day after he was released in Chiang Mai province. The Criminal Court in Bangkok has rejected his bail…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

PM says Opposition has forgotten the massive corruption during Pheu Thai administration

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hit back at opposition Pheu Thai MPs this morning (Tuesday), reminding them of the alleged massive corruption, which he claims took place during the regime of…

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Thai Deputy PM Wissanu says amending charter can be done within two months

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm told Parliament today that amending the Constitution could be completed in just two months, via a fast-track approach based on the two constitutional drafts…

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Election Commission to file criminal charges against Thanathorn

The Election Commission today decided to file criminal charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the now-defunct Future Forward Party in connection with the 191-million- baht loan case that has doomed…

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Protesters end rally at Bangkok’s German Embassy

Thousands of protesters ended their rally in front of the German Embassy on South Sathorn Road after submitting a letter addressed to the German government stressing their call for Prime…

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Thai protest leader Anont Nampa released, rebooked and returned to Bangkok

Human rights lawyer Anont Nampa, one of four prominent anti-government protest leaders, was granted bail by Chiang Mai provincial court today (Monday) but, as he was about to be released,…

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Thai PM asks opposition MPs if they know what will happen if he steps down

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asked opposition MPs in Parliament today to make it clear whether they want him to step down or to dissolve the House of Representatives. Responding…

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Anti-establishment demonstrators rally at German Embassy in Bangkok

Anti-establishment demonstrators have gathered at the German Embassy on Sathorn Road in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, after a march from their assembly point at Samyan, where they gathered at about 6pm….

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Anti-government protesters gather at Rajprasong commercial area. Octber 15, 2020

Protesters to rally at German Embassy on Monday

Anti-government protesters plan to rally at the German Embassy on South Sathorn Road Monday evening to further put pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign. Protest organizers last night…

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Drag queen group adds colour to anti-government protests

Members of Thailand’s LBGT community added a lighter side to the anti-government protests at Ratchaprasong intersection today. A group, named “Drag Queen”, drew considerable attention for their distinctive make-up and costumes,…

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Thai parliament to discuss political situation and reform of the monarchy

Thailand’s parliament is scheduled to convene for a special session tomorrow (Monday) for two days of debate on the current political situation and related issues, in a bid to work…

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Young protesters improvise ways to outwit authorities

The past month has seen thousands of mostly young anti-establishment protesters take to the streets in Bangkok. But unlike its predecessors, the latest popular uprising in Thailand belongs firmly to…

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What if Prayut steps down?

The deadline arrives today (Saturday) for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to listen to the anti-government protesters’ demands and step down, but it is very unlikely the embattled premier will cave…

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Royalists rallying in front of the Government Complex on Chaengwattana Road to demonstrate their support for the monarchy.

More royalists in yellow take to the streets

More royalist groups rallied in support of the monarchy in many provinces across the country on Wednesday. In Bangkok, hundreds of people wearing yellow shirts assembled in front of the…

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PM Prayut revokes state of emergency

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has revoked the severe state of emergency imposed in Bangkok last week to deal with the ongoing anti-government protests. The revocation, which was published in the…

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Thai media freedom in spotlight after court reverses protest-related closure ruling

In a rare move, the Criminal Court admitted that its earlier order to close down all online platforms of Voice TV was “incorrect”. The court on Wednesday overturned its ruling…

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Will special Parliament session be a time-buying tactic?

Most observers hold little hope that next week’s extraordinary parliamentary session will lead to concrete solutions satisfactory to both sides in Thailand’s ongoing political conflict. Critics said the move to…

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Royalists making their presence felt

Royalists opposed to the on-going protests demanding a reform of the monarchy have begun to emerge to make their voice heard.   As a group of students and royalists held…

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Today’s “big surprise” from Thailand’s protesters is no surprise

Crowds gathered at many BTS stations around Bangkok today, just before 6pm. Then they sang the National Anthem, raised their 3-finger salute, and most went home right after the song…

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Chiang Mai police refuse to disclose how many protesters they have in custody

In Chiang Mai today, officials at the provincial prison turned down a request, from a group of lecturers and students, to be allowed to visit two protest leaders on remand…

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Cr. Baukaw Banchamek

Thai-style Democracy – Do we really comprehend ‘Democracy’?

The current political conflict in Thailand has widened the rift within Thai society and divided opinion into two main camps, namely pro-democracy and anti-establishment versus pro-government and royalists. It seems…

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Parit “Penguin” Chirawak

Thai protest leaders, Penguin and Rung, booked by police after release on bail

Two prominent protest leaders, Parit “Penguin” Chivarak and Ms. Panasaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul, were booked by Chanasongkhram police after they were released on bail from Tanya Buri prison in Pathum Thani…

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Thailand’s PM orders a review of media gag orders

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Joint Command for the Administration of Emergency Situation, headed by the National Police Chief, to reconsider its order for the Ministry of…

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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,…

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Economy, pandemic overshadow climate for young U.S. voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The two dozen students who signed up for air pollution expert James Goldstene’s advanced environmental studies class all say they are deeply passionate about fighting climate…

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Pro-democracy protesters gather on a major road intersection for an anti-government rally in Bangkok on October 16, 2020, after Thailand issued an emergency decree. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Govt legitimacy eroding fast as crackdown on protesters makes global headlines

Thailand’s renewed political tension is increasingly worrisome, as the government continues ignoring demands of anti-establishment protesters who are becoming bolder under the spotlight of global attention.   The youth-led protesters…

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Protesters disperse declaring that Thailand’s protests don’t need a leader

Anti-government protesters, who gathered at the Victory Monument and Asoke intersection in Bangkok and started dispersing after 8pm today, claim that Thailand has a new protest model, which does not…

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Thailand’s Palang Pracharat Party against any changes to Constitution regarding the Monarchy

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, in his capacity as leader of the Palang Pracharat Party, today announced the party’s full support of and reverence for the Monarchy, in the…

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Protesters gathering at Victory Monument and Asoke intersection on Sunday

Protesters are streaming to Bangkok’s Victory Monument and the Asoke intersection, on Sukhumvit Road, which have been chosen as Sunday’s two main protest venues by the Free Youth Movement, as…

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

A network of civic groups has called on Thailand’s Government to stop dispersing anti-government protesters and on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down, for the sake of peace and…

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Thai MPs to discuss how Parliament can help solve the current political conflict

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has scheduled an informal cross-party meeting for consultation on how Thailand’s Parliament can contribute to ending the current political conflict, which is pitting student-led protesters, demanding…

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Doctors urge end to use of chemical-laced water against unarmed, peaceful protesters

A group of 386 doctors, from hospitals across Thailand, has issued a joint statement, urging the Government to stop using irritant-laced water or tear gas to disperse protesters, who are…

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New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.   With most votes counted,…

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Thailand’s PM tells police to avoid violent means to deal with protesters

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed police to avoid the use of violence, in any form, when dealingwith the anti-government protesters and has promised to restore peace and normality…

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Police, backed by high pressure water jet trucks, move against protesters at Pathumwan intersection.

Police forcibly break up rally at Pathumwan intersection

Anti-riot police, backed by high pressure water jet trucks, have dispersed a mass anti-government rally at Pathumwan intersection in the heart of Bangkok. At least four police personnel and a…

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Anti-government protesters gather at Rajprasong commercial area. Octber 15, 2020

Rajprasong intersection: Bangkok’s shopping heart and protest battleground

Rajprasong intersection, a Bangkok shopping hub usually buzzing with locals and foreigners, was instead overtaken by more than 10,000 anti-establishment protesters and their supporters on Thursday evening. They were rallying…

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Four protest leaders remanded in custody as courts refuse to grant bail

Four protest leaders were today held on remand in prisons in Chiang Mai and Pathum Thani provinces, after courts rejected their bail applications, at the request of the police, citing…

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Anti-government protesters gather at Rajprasong commercial area. Octber 15, 2020

Protesters occupy Rajprasong in defiance of state of emergency

A large number of protesters are occupying the Rajprasong intersection, the commercial centre of Bangkok, in defiance of the state of emergency which bans public gathering of five people or…

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Protesters to camp overnight outside Government House

After a stand-off with police lasting almost three hours, the anti-government protesters broke through police blockade and are now occupying areas around the Government House. Police apparently made no attempts…

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Anti-government protesters march from the Democracy Monument toward the Government House. October 14, 2020. Bangkok

Protesters begin march to Government House

Hundreds of protesters have begun a march from the Democracy Monument on Rajdamnoen Avenue toward the Government House. They were stopped briefly at Panfah Lilas intersection where police set up…

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Protesters start gathering at Democracy Monument

Protesters, mostly from upcountry, have been arriving at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, since early this morning, to join the protest organized by the Khana Ratsadon demanding the resignation of…

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A scuffle broke out as police tried to disperse demonstrators at the Democracy Monument before 21 activists were arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrest 21 activists ahead of Wednesday’s major rally

Just one day before a major anti-government rally, police on Tuesday afternoon arrested 21 political activists during a swoop on a small demonstration at the Democracy Monument. There was a…

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Anti-government protesters hold up three-finger salutes at a rally by the Democracy Monument in Bangkok on August 16, 2020.

Thai protesters rally for repeat of 1973 uprising

Exactly 47 years after the October 14, 1973 revolution that ousted a military-backed government, history is threatening to repeat itself at a mass student-led rally on Wednesday. However, while the…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020, protesters flash the “Hunger Games” salute during a pro-democracy rally at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. – The kingdom has seen a decades-long spin-cycle of coups and violent street protests led by pro or anti-establishment veterans with well-funded backing.

Protesters arrested as police clear road for Wednesday’s Royal motorcade

Nine protesters, including a protest leader, were arrested by police this afternoon (Tuesday), following a minor clash when protesters refused to move from the road onto the pavement, as ordered…

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Opposing protesters mobilizing for possible showdown on Wednesday

The anti-establishment Khana Ratsadon group and royalists are mobilizing support for, what could be, a confrontation on Ratchadamnoen Avenue tomorrow, as police are being deployed to protect Government House. Khana…

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People bow as a motorcade transporting Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn and Queen Suthida arrives at the Grand Palace for his coronation in Bangkok on May 4, 2019. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

Royalists and government supporters will be on Ratchadamnoen Avenue on October 14th

As followers of Wednesday’s planned anti-government Khana Ratsadon rally, at the Democracy Monument on the Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Avenue, many Government supporters are expected to show up along the same avenue…

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Thammasat U asked to suspend classes to let students join the protest

The Student Organization of Thammasat University has called on the university’s administration to suspend classes, from October 14th to 16th, to allow students to join the protest at Bangkok’s Democracy…

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Khana Kao Na unveils candidates for PAO mayoral elections in 32 provinces

Thailand’s Khana Kao Na, or Progressive Movement, unveiled their list of candidates today (Friday) for Provincial Administration Organization (PAO) mayoral elections in 32 provinces, as it gears up for local…

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Red-shirts will not join October 14th protest – Vice Minister Suporn Atthawong

Most red-shirt followers are unlikely to join the October 14th protest, being organized by the so-called Khana Rasadorn at the Democracy Monument, according to Vice Minister Suporn Atthawong today. A…

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Reincarnated Khana Rasadorn to press three demands in October 14th protest

Thailand’s Free People and Free Youth movements have renamed themselves the “Khana Rasadorn”, as their leaders vowed today to stage their protest at the Democracy Monument on October 14th, to…

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