Gen Prawit Wongsuwan
13 Jun 2016
The deputy junta head has said the red shirt’s referendum watch campaign is not allowed since it is the responsibility of existing government agencies.
1 Jun 2016
In addition to lifting a travel ban imposed on political dissidents, the deputy junta head said that the so-called attitude adjustment sessions will no longer be held in military barracks to make things less intimidating. On Tuesday, 31 May 2016, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Head’s Order No. 25/2016 was announced in the Royal Gazette. The order cancels NCPO Announcement No. 21/2014, thereby lifting the travel ban imposed on individuals listed in the announcement, most of whom are political dissidents and politicians from the Pheu Thai Party.
24 May 2016
The Thai junta leader has said that anyone blaming the government for the economic slump will be sued while his Deputy said that the people will not be happy without the junta premier.
25 Apr 2016
The deputy junta head ordered the authorities to launch investigations into the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and the anti-establishment red shirts for announcing their stands on the draft constitution. Thai News Agency reported on Monday, 25 April 2016, that Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, the deputy junta head and Defence Minister, told the media that no one is allowed to criticise the junta-sponsored draft constitution publicly as the Draft Referendum Act is already in force.
22 Apr 2016
The deputy head of the junta has urged police officers to increase their surveillance of social media as the public referendum on the controversial junta-sponsored draft constitution is drawing near.
19 Apr 2016
The deputy head of the ruling junta has told the media that a gathering in support of a detained Pheu Thai Party politician cannot be held, adding that the regime does not care about criticism from human rights groups and other nations.
19 Apr 2016
The deputy head of the ruling junta has warned the public not to discuss the content of the latest draft constitution, saying that it might lead to misunderstanding and conflict. On Tuesday, 19 April 2016, Matichon Online reported that Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, the deputy NCPO head and Minister of Defence, told the media that people should not stage any campaign relating to the referendum on the draft constitution, which will be held on 7 August,. According to Matichon Online, Prawit said
31 Mar 2016
The Defence Minister has threatened to send a journalist from the Bangkok Post to an attitude adjustment session.
29 Mar 2016
The Thai junta has proposed to turn attitude adjustment sessions into a special course for politicians while the junta leader said that politicians who do not understand the regime should not be politicians. Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and Prime Minister, on Monday, 28 March 2016, told the media at Government House that the so-called attitude adjustment sessions, coercive discussions forced upon political dissidents by the military, will become more standardised.
17 Mar 2016
Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, Defence Minister and deputy junta leader, defended the junta’s proposal to reserve seats for military chiefs in the Senate, saying that the plan will prevent coups d’état in the future.
3 Mar 2016
Update: The Criminal Court on Thursday granted 100,000 baht bail to Watana after he was charged by the military with the 2007 Computer Crime Act for criticising Gen Prawit Wongsuwan on facebook. In response to the lawsuit, Watana posted a status on his facebook profile after he was granted bail “why can’t I criticise you.”
2 Mar 2016
Military officers have taken a Pheu Thai Party politician to an army base after he criticised Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and deputy junta leader. According to Matichon Online, at 10 am on Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10 military officers visited the house of Watana Muangsook, former Minister of Social Development and Human Security of the Pheu Thai Party, and took him to the 11th Military Circle on Rama V Rd., Bangkok.