Gen Anupong Paochinda
Amnesty International is alarmed by the detention and treatment of at least 168 Cambodian and Vietnamese asylum seekers and refugees in Thailand, and urges the Thai authorities to release them immediately pending the assessment of their asylum claims. Amnesty International has raised the issue of the treatment and deportation of asylum seekers and refugees with the Thai government in the past1, but regrettably we have seen the absence of concrete improvements in the protection of people seeking asylum in Thailand.
The name Gen Anupong Paojinda turned up in various controversies last week.
The Interior Minister’s permission for a Red Bull company to build a reservoir on the site of a community forest has run into protests. On 8 September 2017, the Facebook page Watchdog Act published Interior Ministry documents on a request from KTD Property Development Limited to use over 12 acres of Huai Mek community forest in Khon Kaen Province.
The Interior Minister has said the junta will collect the ID numbers of anyone who gives feedback on the four questions about elections posed by junta head Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to the public last week. On 26 May 2017 during his weekly televised address, Prayut asked four questions seeking feedback on the issue of elections. The four questions were: Will the next election lead to ‘good governance’? If not, what should be done? Is it right to focus only on elections, at the expense of the co
The National Anti-Corruption Commission has concluded that Abhisit Vejjajiva, former Democrat Party Prime Minister, and Suthep Thaugsuban, his former Deputy, are not guilty for ordering the violent military crackdown on the anti-establishment red-shirt protesters during the April-May 2010 political violence.