Future Forward Party
13 Mar 2020
Thai authorities should drop politically motivated criminal charges against the leader of the dissolved opposition Future Forward Party, Human Rights Watch said today. The United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Japan, and other governments should call on the Thai authorities to drop the charges and the arbitrary ban on the Future Forward Party.
29 Feb 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Nine rats
27 Feb 2020
Thousands of university and high school students holding demonstrations in campuses all over the country shows that the tide is turning in Thailand. Although big change has yet to come, the agents of change are getting ready.
24 Feb 2020
The Embassy of Canada to Thailand issued a statement on Saturday (22 February) expressing concerns following the dissolution of the Future Forward Party. Rights groups, EU, US speak out against FFP dissolution The statement said that:
24 Feb 2020
Regional lawmakers expressed extreme disappointment at today’s decision by Thailand’s Constitutional Court to dissolve the Future Forward Party (FWP), calling on authorities in the country to end their harassment of pro-democracy and opposition groups.
22 Feb 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Dissolution of the Future Forward Party
22 Feb 2020
Following the dissolution of the Future Forward Party (FFP) on Friday (21 February), several human rights organizations, along with the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) and the Embassy of the United States in Thailand, have spoken out against the Constitutional Court’s decision to dissolve the popular opposition party, a decision which has been seen as damaging to the country’s return to democracy and as disenfranchising a large number of voters.
21 Feb 2020
The Constitutional Court of Thailand ruled to dissolve the Future Forward Party on the grounds that the party has broken Article 72 of the 2017 Organic Law on Political Parties by taking a loan from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The Court also banned its leaders for ten years.
20 Feb 2020
The Association of Thai Democrats Without Borders, a network of overseas Thai people led by political refugee Jaran Ditapichai, issued a statement on Tuesday (18 February) against the possible dissolution of the Future Forward Party as the Constitutional Court prepares to rule on the case of the loan the party took from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Friday (21 February).
18 Feb 2020
This Friday (21 February), the Constitutional Court of Thailand will rule on whether the Future Forward Party violated Article 72 of the 2017 Organic Law on Political Parties by taking a loan from its leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. The ruling is scheduled to take place only a few days ahead of the no-confidence debate, which is scheduled to open on 24 February.
18 Feb 2020
Future Forward Party (FFP) deputy leader Lt Gen Pongsakorn Rodchompoo resigned from his position on Sunday night after it emerged that he was still living in a taxpayer-funded army housing after his retirement.
17 Feb 2020
2019 is counted as the year when the arc of Thai politics was most striking since it was a time of transition from the ‘dark era’ under almost 5 years of the NCPO to the ‘hazy era’ after the election (which had been postponed 6 times) under the 2017 Constitution whose complicated design locked politics into a multilayered parliamentary system, and the Future Forward Party emerged to strongly challenge the old system.