Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha
5 Jan 2015
Coast guards have been struggling to take control of an abandoned cargo ship heading for the Thai coast on automatic pilot. The ship is thought to be carrying hundreds, if not thousands, of unregistered human rights violations. International maritime authorities believe that the ship and its desperate cargo have been left to their fate by unscrupulous National Human Rights Commissioners.
25 Dec 2014
The Junta leader has accused some of the media of inciting conflict and attacking him personally and threatens to use martial law to shut them down. According to Matichon Online, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, prime minister and the head of the junta’s National Council of Peace and Order (NCPO), said he can stand public criticism as a public figure, but not personal attacks against him. He then urged the media to respect his privacy and his human dignity.
25 Dec 2014
The curtain is drawn. The year 2014 is coming to a close. In the past twelve months, Thailand has experienced some excitements as well as tragedies. This article revisits the year’s calendar and picks the ten most memorable events that have characterized 2014.
24 Dec 2014
Thailand’s junta leader threw a banana peel at a cameraman’s head after getting annoyed at being asked to face the camera too many times.
16 Dec 2014
The Thai junta leader has ordered the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) to deploy harsher measures on lèse majesté websites. According Daily News, Prayut Chan-o-cha, head of the Thai junta, urged the MICT during a high level meeting at the Government House on Monday morning to closely monitor lèse majesté websites and other websites that might affect public morale.
16 Dec 2014
An irresponsible rumour about a situation in the country . . . What rumour? I don't know what it's about.
15 Dec 2014
Gen Teng Seng thanked Thailand for supporing [Myanmar] on democracy.
10 Dec 2014
Update: Phayao and Nattapat Akkakad were released without charge.
5 Dec 2014
Yesterday I spoke about 5 hours in total, at different events. When I got home, "Oh! Why do I feel so dizzy?" Yeah, I spoke on too many topics.
4 Dec 2014
Since the coup d’état on 22 May, while the human rights situation has deteriorated and Thai people have tried to voice their disapproval of the coup d’état in the face of suppression by the junta, the international community has played a role as a voice denouncing the military government and urging the junta to respect human rights. Britain is one of the countries with a clear stance toward the coup.
3 Dec 2014
Prime Minister and junta chief Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha returned from an official visit to Vietnam in his normal relaxed mood and engaged in his regular jovial banter with the media. They had been hearing from ministers and such that the elections won’t be happening next year as expected and wanted to hear the truth from the head honcho himself. ‘What do you want from me?’ the General expostulated. ‘I have just returned from meetings, exhausted and sleepless. Why don’t you ask whether I am tired instead of going on about the election and constitution?’