Gen Prayuth Chan-o-cha
22 Oct 2020
The people have made 21 October another historic moment in Thai political history as leaderless protesters marched almost completely peacefully past police blockades to Government House.
24 May 2020
Protests have been staged in Bangkok and other provinces to mark the 6th anniversary of the 2014 coup d’état. Students were fined for breaking traffic laws as they drove around displaying banners. A red shirt activist and former MP were arrested and charged with violating the Emergency Decree for organizing a contagion-risk activity.
22 Sep 2017
On May 22, 2014 the Thai military, led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha, staged a coup d’état to end several months of political and civil chaos in Thailand. At its very basic level, the chaos was caused by an on-going conflict between the so-called ‘red-shirts’, followers of the government of Yingluck Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai party and comprising the rural voters forming a majority of the electorate, and the ‘yellow-shirts’, an alliance between the military, the Thai elite, and the middle-class Democrat party of Abhisit Vejjajiva with a strong following in Bangkok.
23 Sep 2015
World leaders gathered for the United Nations General Assembly should urge Thailand’s prime minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha, to end repression of human rights and quickly restore democratic civilian rule, Human Rights Watch said today. General Prayut, who led a coup in May 2014, is scheduled to speak at the UN General Assembly in New York on September 29, 2015. The theme for this year’s General Assembly is “The United Nations at 70: the road ahead for peace, security, and human rights.”
15 Sep 2015
Thailand’s junta should immediately release Pravit Rojanaphruk, a well-known reporter for The Nation newspaper, who has been detained incommunicado since September 13, 2015 for criticizing military rule, Human Rights Watch said today.
26 Aug 2015
Thai military prosecutors have charged an anti-establishment red shirt single mother with sedition and computer crime offences for posting false rumours about the junta leader.
5 Aug 2015
The Thai authorities should end efforts to cover-up abuses committed by soldiers during the 2010 political violence and prosecute all sides responsible for rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today.
24 Jul 2015
A high-school executive has scolded a grade 12 student activist who refused to take a Civic Duty class exam as being mentally ill while the Education Minister told the media not to pay much attention to her. According to the 23 July 2015 issue of Matichon newspaper, an administrator of Triam Udom Suksa School in central Bangkok told the media that Nattanan Warintarawet, aka Nice, an outspoken anti-coup student activist at the school, is mentally ill.
24 Jul 2015
A large crowd gathered in downtown Bangkok to protest the government’s plan to build a coal-fired power plant in a touristic southern province on the Andaman Coast. On Thursday afternoon, 23 July 2015, about 300 people gathered in front of Government House in Bangkok to urge the military government to halt plans to build a coal-fired power plant and a coal pier in the southern province of Krabi.
17 Jul 2015
Business operators on a tourist island in southern Thailand have urged the Thai authorities to halt plans to build a coal-fired power plant in the region and ‘go green’ for the sake of the tourism industry and the environment. On Thursday, 16 July 2015, local people on Ko Lanta, an island on the western Andaman Coast of Thailand off Krabi Province, came together to issue a joint statement to Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, junta leader and Prime Minister, calling on him to cancel plans to build a coal-fired power plant in the province.
12 Jun 2015
A call to summarily sack the Bangkok Governor over recent flash floods in the city has started an outpouring, nay, an overflow of similar calls. The Stop Global Warming Association called on Prime Minister and NCPO leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha to use his powers under Article 44 of the Interim Constitution to sack Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra. The Association blamed the Governor for the fact that a torrential overnight downpour caused widespread flooding on Monday morning, paralyzing traffic and deluging newspaper front pages with pictures of watery wastes.
22 May 2015
Thai military officers arrested anti-junta activists on their way to file a criminal charge against the Thai junta leader for staging coup d’état against the 2007 constitution during the first 2014 coup anniversary.