พรรคแมลงสาบ [phak malaengsap] or ‘cockroach party’ is a derogatory term, widely used by the general public to refer to the Democrat Party based on its longevity and high resilience to stay in power. Many may attribute the term to its long controversial history, but the term was first used in 2002 from within the Democrat Party itself as Kanok Wongtrangan was looking for a model to navigate the politics of the time.
The prominent Thai historian and monarchy reformist in exile has made an epic comeback that many people have been looking forward to for 10 months. On the afternoon of 9 June, Somsak Jeamteerasakul returned to the comment section of a Facebook Live seminar on “Phraya Phahonphonphayuhasena: the People's Party and democratic military”. 
Future Forward spokesperson Pannika Wanich faced a storm of online attack over the weekend after a Facebook page posted her graduation photo from 2010, which shows Pannika in her graduation gown looking at a picture of the late King Bhumibol while a classmate points at it, along with the caption “this should not have an explanation”.
After winning the contracts to operate duty-free shops and the commercial zone at Suvarnabhumi Airport on 31 May, King Power Duty Free Co has now won the contract to run duty-free shops at Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Hat Yai airports.
The Bangkok Military Court has allowed long-time lèse-majesté detainee Siraphop Kornaroot to be released on bail, said Thai Lawyers for Human Rights. He was released at 19.30 today (11 June). 
On the 58th anniversary of the execution of Khrong Chandawong by Sarit Thanarat under Section 17 of the constitution of the time, the quote “Dictatorship shall fall, democracy shall prosper” still hasn’t died away and is still used to fight against Gen Prayut’s junta; many still use this quote to protest, and have been prosecuted. 
The anti-military rap group Rap Against Dictatorship has been declared one of the three winners of the 2019 Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent, which will be presented on 29 May at the Oslo Freedom Forum. 
ส้มหล่น [som lon] or ‘fallen orange’ means a windfall. In contemporary Thai politics, the term is often applied to the Future Forward Party, which has orange as its symbolic colour.
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