Gen Anupong Paochinda
29 Sep 2019
Ministry of Interior has dismissed an appeal to nominate Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal to be Amnesty's Board Member. Amnesty will file a lawsuit, but the student activist fears that when he get the position back, his term will already be over.
3 Sep 2018
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.
18 Sep 2017
The name Gen Anupong Paojinda turned up in various controversies last week.
11 Sep 2017
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.
5 Jun 2017
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
30 Dec 2015
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.