Move Forward party defends its proposal to amend lèse majesté law

Move Forward Secretary-General Chaithawat Tulathon defended the party’s advocacy for amendment of the lèse majesté law (Section 112 of the Criminal Code) today (Thursday) and explained why the party cannot…

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Musician-activist sentenced to six years for lèse majesté over Facebook posts

Thailand’s Criminal Court sentenced a musician who is also a member of the pro-democracy group to six years in prison today (Monday) after finding him guilty of lèse majesté over…

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Mentally ill man indicted on lèse majesté charge in Ubon Ratchathani

A mentally ill former military conscript was indicted on a lèse majesté charge on Wednesday for allegedly destroying pictures of HM the King, in Trakan Phuet Phon district of the…

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PM spars with Move Forward MP during censure debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha engaged in an animated verbal exchange, during the censure debate this morning (Thursday), with Move Forward MP Amarat Chokepamitkul, accusing the party of involvement in anti-Monarchy…

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Queen Elizabeth offers thanks as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Millions of people across Britain and the world are expected to join the festivities starting on Thursday in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned for longer than any…

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Army Commander-in-Chief General Narongpan Jitkaewtae

Lazada banned from Thai army compounds following video controversy

Thailand’s Army Commander-in-Chief has banned all military units from using Lazada, following the controversy over a TikTok video, which has been deemed by some to offend the disabled and the…

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Thai PM agrees to set up a panel of experts to screen lèse majesté cases

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved a proposal by the KLA Party to set up a special panel of experts to screen lèse majesté complaints filed with the police,…

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Alarming threats to media freedom are threats to everyone’s freedom

For viewers of foreign media, available through Thai cable TV packages, it has become the norm to see unscheduled messages filling the screen and blocking content for several minutes, a…

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Thai royalists rally again in Bangkok to campaign for expulsion of Amnesty International

Royalist groups gathered in Bangkok’s Silom commercial district today (Monday), to rally public support for their signature collection campaign, aimed at forcing Amnesty International out of Thailand for allegedly interfering…

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Miss Universe Thailand’s sparks another Internet drama over her patriotism

Sonthiya Sawasdee, a former advisor to the parliamentary committee on law, justice and human rights, threatened to take a legal action against Miss Universe Thailand today (Tuesday) for allegedly insulting…

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Thai PM firm on government stance on not amending lèse majesté law

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has made clear that his government will not amend the country’s controversial lèse majesté law, as is being demanded by some opposition parties and anti-establishment groups….

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Pheu Thai party changes stance, now supports changes to lèse majesté law

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party has openly declared its support for amendment of the country’s strict lèse majesté law (Section 112 of the Criminal Code), and sedition (Section 116), the…

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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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Speaker says censure debate to proceed despite protests by government MPs

Opposition leader Sompong Amornvivat started the four-day censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine of his cabinet ministers in Thailand’s parliament on Tuesday morning. He read out the…

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Thanathorn asks court to restore his online comments on govt’s COVID vaccine program

Thailand’s Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit attended a hearing at the Criminal Court on Thursday morning to support his petition asking the court to rescind its order to remove, from…

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Palang Pracharat party MP for Bangkok, Mr. Sira Jenjakha

Opposition agrees to delete reference to the monarchy from censure motion

Thailand’s opposition has agreed to remove a reference to the monarchy, which the government may find provocative, from its censure motion to avoid protests from coalition MPs. Government and opposition…

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(File) Government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth

Opposition warned of protests if they refer to Thai monarchy during censure debate

Thailand’s government coalition parties have threatened to protest if the opposition makes any reference to the Monarchy during the censure debate in mid-February. Government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth said, on…

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Thai government defends lèse majesté law against criticism from the UNHCR

The Thai government has hit back at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), claiming that the country’s lèse majesté law (Section 112 of the Criminal Code) does not…

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Thai police ready to use lèse majesté law against protesters who offend the Monarchy

Police are ready to invoke the lèse majesté law against any protesters who offend or insult the Monarchy and to ask the courts to withdraw bail already granted to protest…

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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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House Speaker warns Thai parliamentarians not to touch on the Monarchy during special joint session

The President of Thailand’s Parliament, Chuan Leekpai, opened the extraordinary session of Parliament this morning with a warning to all MPs and senators to refrain from offending the Monarchy and…

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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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Pro-democarcy protesters stand outside the criminal court building demanding a representative be allowed inside were two leader still detained at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

Protesters warned they will face prosecution if they offend the Thai Monarchy

Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Minister, Buddhipongse Punnakan, has warned protesters to refrain from offending the Monarchy, as pro-democracy and royalist groups rallied in front of Parliament this morning (Monday)….

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Future Forward wants to allow exiled Thais to come home for sake of reconciliation

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has proposed that the government allow exiled Thais living abroad to return home with guarantees that the charges against them will be treated as political…

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Embattled Future Forward spokeswoman gets overwhelming online support

The #Savepannika hashtag has topped Thailand’s Twitter chart today as online supporters of Future Forward party spokeswoman and party-list MP Pannika “Chor” Wanich showered her with moral support. The young…

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Army chief warns against divisive rhetoric

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Komgsompong today issued a stern warning to politicians and academics to refrain from making statements which foment unrest, political divide, and challenge the constitutional monarchy. In…

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Thanathorn hits his accusers with defamation lawsuits

Future Forward party’s outspoken leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has hit back at his accusers with criminal defamation lawsuits over their allegations that he wants to overthrow the Monarchy. Acting on behalf of Mr. Thanathorn, party spokesperson Ms.Pannika Wanich went,…

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