Thai Police ready for anti-government protesters this afternoon

Shipping containers and razor wire are forming a protective wall around the inner areas of Rattanakosin Island in Bangkok, where Sanam Luang, the Grand Palace and the City’s Pillar Shrine…

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Thai protest groups vow to rally again on Saturday to demand the removal of PM

Two anti-government protest groups have vowed to resume their rally at Government House in Bangkok tomorrow (Saturday), after they ended their protest on Thursday night. Mr. Nititorn Lumlua, a core…

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Thai anti-establishment group leader Panusaya released on conditional bail

A protest group leader, Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, was released from the Central Women’s Correctional Institute yesterday (Thursday) evening, after the Criminal Court granted her conditional bail. The court granted bail…

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Anti-government protest leader Parit Chirawak crosses a police barrier on the way to Khlong Luang police station to hear charges for illegal gathering, in Pathum Thani on February 5, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Ratsadon leader Parit refuses to be defended as he rejects justice process

Thailand’s anti-establishment Ratsadon leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak declared, before judges of the Criminal Court today (Monday), that he does not recognize the judicial process and will not attend his trial…

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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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Many injured and one dies of heart attack during violent protest in Bangkok Sunday night

Ninety police were injured and one died of a heart attack in clashes between anti-riot police and Free Youth protesters, known as the “Redem” (Restart Democracy), near an army unit…

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That which cannot be questioned is always a problem.

“Humans are a nation’s most important resource. Nowadays, everyone is equal, equally neglected as a human resource,” said Inthira Charoenpura, who has often been in the headlines recently, not for…

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Police claim shooting at protest result of conflict among Ratsadon guards

Police have blamed rival vocational college students, who act as security guards for the Ratsadon group, for the shooting at the Siam Commercial Bank head office after the protest late…

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Injured security guard out of danger after bullet removed from his abdomen

A security guard, for the anti-establishment Ratsadon group, who was shot by an unidentified gunman during the protest at the Siam Commercial Bank head office late Wednesday night, is now…

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Protesters take slim lead in early rounds

At first, it looked like Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha would lose out quite easily. Then the tide turned and it appeared the anti-establishment protesters were facing a far tougher job…

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Thai PM says no martial law will be imposed despite ongoing protests

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made clear today that he will not impose martial law in Bangkok, in the wake of the frequent mass protests and the threat, by the Khana…

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12 leaders of Khana Ratsadon group to face lèse majesté charges

Police have issued summonses for 12 core members of the Khana Ratsadon anti-establishment group, to acknowledge charges of lèse majesté, among others, for their leading roles in protests demanding sweeping…

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Thai PM reaffirms need to enforce every law strictly to deal with protesters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today reiterated the need for authorities to enforce every law strictly, to deal with anti-establishment protesters who break the law and especially those who offend the…

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Police to discuss breaches of the lèse majesté law tomorrow

Police and relevant agencies will tomorrow meet to discuss conduct and activities of anti-establishment protesters which could be construed as violation of the lèse majesté law. Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai,…

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PM says special law not needed to deal with protests, just strict law enforcement

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that there is no need for a special law, to deal with the ongoing protests, which, he admitted, have impacted the country’s stability…

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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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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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Senator Somchai urges protesters to demand reform of Thai politicians, not Monarchy

Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn has urged anti-government demonstrators to demand sweeping reforms of politicians, instead of sweeping reforms of the Monarchy, claiming that politicians are the main culprits and are responsible…

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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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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 and drowns, it will be no surprise. If he survives,…

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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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Parit “Penguin” Chirawak

How firebrand protest leader Parit steps back from the brink

A firebrand leader of student-led protests against the Thai establishment, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak may sound aggressive on stage and at times may seem bent on getting what he wants at…

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All rivals deserve credit in symbolism-dominated round

Peace is the winner this weekend, although it’s still a very long way to go. A major student-led protest against several things in the Thai society brought about a huge…

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Meet a young activist at the forefront of Thailand’s latest protests

There have been so many political conflicts in Thailand, and the latest one is being led by a few groups of young people. One leader of which is 23 years…

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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.

Protesters install symbolic democracy plaque at Sanam Luang

Anti-government protesters this morning installed a brass plaque which they said symbolizes a revival of the spirit of the 1932 revolution that ended Thailand’s system of absolute monarchy at their…

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A potentially historic day to watch

All eyes are focused on Thailand’s student-led protest today, with a sense of anxiety over how it will develop. This morning (Saturday), Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan campus remains closed. after…

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