Anti-establishment protest groups rally at three locations in Bangkok Sunday

Bangkok police warned anti-establishment protesters to refrain from violence during their protests at three locations in Bangkok this afternoon (Sunday), or face legal action. The “Ratsadon”, “Talu Gas”, “Talu Fah”,…

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From left to right Panupong Jadnok, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul and Parit Chiwarak

More than 150 Thai political activists face lèse majesté charge since last year

One year on since the enforcement of Thailand’s controversial lèse majesté law resumed after a two-year hiatus, at least 156 political activists in Thailand have faced the charges in 162…

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A protester holds up a sign referencing article 112, Thailand’s lese majeste royal defamation law, during a demonstration in Bangkok on November 14, 2021, after a Thai court ruled that speeches by protest leaders calling for royal reforms amounted to a bid to overthrow the country’s monarchy. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Amendment, not repeal, needed for Thailand’s lèse majesté law, says legal scholar

Some amendments to Thailand’s controversial lèse majesté law may be needed, but there is no need to repeal it, said a legal scholar amid growing calls, both at home and…

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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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Recent file photo of Move Forward declaring its stance on Article 112

Move Forward Party warns that if lèse majesté is not amended, it may be repealed

Thailand’s opposition Move Forward Party announced its determination to push for amendments of the lèse majesté law (Section 112 of the Criminal Code), warning that, if the law remains in…

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Bangkok’s police chief confirms arrest of “Ammy Bottom Blues” in Ayutthaya

Rock singer Ammy Bottom Blues, or Chai-amorn Kaewviboon, wanted by the police for allegedly setting fire to HM the King’s portrait in front of Khlong Prem prison early Sunday morning, has…

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Thailand’s opposition alliance confirms its boycott of Reconciliation Committee

The coalition of six opposition parties have again confirmed their decision not to join the parliament-initiated Reconciliation Committee, established to resolve the current political conflict. Speaking on behalf of the…

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