Gen Prawit Wongsuwan
26 Jul 2020
Left to right: Suvit Maesincee, Sontirat Sontijirawong, Uttama Savanayana, Kobsak Pootrakool. (Source: Thai News Agency)
8 Jul 2020
Signs of a cabinet reshuffle show an attempt by the establishment to solve disputes within the government coalition. Facing a crisis of legitimacy, they also want to buy time.
2 Sep 2019
Stephff's political cartoon of the infinity war on corruption and the infinity gauntlet someone borrowed from his friend.
16 Jul 2019
In the presence of King Vajiralongkorn, the new cabinet is to be sworn in today (16 July 2019) at 6 pm. Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand, is facing challenges from all sides, including the general public, internal problems, civil society and the opposition parties. Prayut Chan-o-chaSource: The government's website
10 Jul 2019
On Sunday (7 July), Doctors of Ramathibodi Hospital have allowed Sirawith ‘Ja New’ Serithiwat to go home, but he will refuse witness protection as the police will not provide it unless he halts his political activism.
16 May 2019
The list of 250 unelected senators has been announced in the Royal Gazette. Almost all of them were appointed by the junta. Some of them are also relatives of members of the junta. Gen. Preecha Chan-o-cha, Prayut's brother and now a senator.
5 Feb 2018
The number of signatories in an online campaign supporting the deputy junta head has dramatically decreased from almost 20,000 to 250 after Change.org detected the use of internet bots to boost numbers. On 5 February 2018, Warisara Sornpet, Director of Change.org Thailand, revealed to the media that the website had detected an attempt to manipulate an online campaign called “Supporting DPM Prawit for National Security and the 2018 World Cup.” The petition had received over 16,000 signatories but the number was reduced to about 250 after the bots, comp
5 Feb 2018
An anonymous graffiti artist has vanished after saying that the police are hunting him for painting a mural mocking the deputy junta head in public. The anonymous street artist-activist complained that security forces were persecuting him for expressing himself in a message posted to his Facebook page over the weekend. “To the police who sent officers to go to my acquaintances’ homes in the middle of the night, your methods are not quite the police’s way to do things … I only expressed my thoughts through art, the way it wor
22 Nov 2017
Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has claimed that the freshman cadet who recently died in a military academy was not beaten to death, but just too weak to withstand tough training. On 22 November, Prawit publicly disputed the claims of the parents of deceased cadet Phakhaphong Tanyakan that their son was beaten to death. “I affirm that the boy died from his own health [problems]. There was no beating or anything like that.
15 Nov 2017
According to a Deputy Prime Minister, the ruling junta is preparing to restore local elections, on condition that candidates do not criticise the junta in their campaigns On 14 November 2017, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam stated that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is considering local elections in some areas.
13 Nov 2017
On 8 November 2017, junta head Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha posed six questions to the Thai people, seeking their opinions on Thai politics and politicians, and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). The questions have been interpreted as an indication that the junta is considering prolonging its power in the post-election era through military-supported political parties. Prayut intends to assign the Interior Ministry to collect responses from across the country. He did the same thing in May with four questions on elections.
7 Nov 2017
The deputy junta head has announced that the regime will set up its own political party if it is ‘necessary’. On 6 November 2017, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, the deputy junta head and Defence Minister, told media that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) will establish a political party if it is ‘necessary’, according to Voice TV. Responded to the question whether the NCPO could confirm that it would not form a political party, he said he would not be involved.