5 Nov 2015
A radical Buddhist monk who proposed that the government burn a mosque for each Buddhist monk killed in the restive Deep South has temporarily shut down his Facebook account at the request of the Thai authorities after many campaigned against his ideas.
7 May 2015
Military and police officers came to inspect a seminar about environmental impacts on a disputed oil field in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast. According to Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), about 30 military from Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) and police officers in plainclothes and in uniforms on Tuesday morning came to monitor a public seminar titled ‘EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Na Moon: the Injustice of Land Based Petroleum in Isan’
20 Aug 2014
Contrary to what the junta has tried to claim, that all detainees have been very well treated while in custody, a student activist said he was threatened with enforced disappearance and being killed. The story also shows how the media saved him from detention.
22 Jul 2014
The military on Monday evening released Nanthapong Bunpong, a student activist from Mahasarakham University in northeastern Maha Sarakham Province, after detaining him for four days. This was the second time Nanthapong was ordered to report to the military authorities. At 1 pm on Friday, the student activist reported to the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Maha Sarakham Headquarters, Maha Sarakham Governmental Complex, and was arrested.
19 Jul 2014
Nanthapong Bunpong, a student activist from Mahasarakham University in northeastern Maha Sarakham Province, has been detained by the military for 24 hours. His fate is completely unknown to friends and family. According to the Thai Student Centre for Democracy, this is the second time that Nanthapong was ordered to report to the junta’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO).
6 Feb 2012
A group of students and alumni of Mahasarakham University has been refused permission to use a room in the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts to hold a public forum to discuss Article 112 of the Criminal Code.
3 Feb 2012
The College of Politics and Governance of Mahasarakham University has refused permission to a group of students to hold a public forum to discuss Article 112 on its premises, citing concerns of possible violent conflict.