National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)

25 Feb 2016
A well-known anti-junta academic currently in self-imposed exile has reported that the Thai junta has sent military officers to harass his family in Thailand. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a fierce critic of the Thai junta, who is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan, posted on his Facebook status yesterday, 24 February 2016, that four military officers were sent to his family home in Bangkok.
13 Feb 2016
The presidential candidacy campaigns are heating up in the United States. While the world hears so much about different campaigns to tackle domestic issues, little has been said about the US position in the promotion of democracy on the international stage. In the context of Southeast Asia, the role of the United States in supporting democratization process is crucial; yet it continues to be obscured.
11 Feb 2016
The Thai police have reacted angrily to international coverage of the latest ‘vice’ raid, which is being portrayed as another bumbling bone-headed police farce.
28 Jan 2016
 Thailand’s military junta tightened its grip on power and severely repressed fundamental rights in the past year, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.
21 Jan 2016
The military court has rejected a police request to detain anti-junta youth activists calling for an investigation into corruption allegations concerning a park constructed by the Royal Thai Army. The Military Court of Bangkok on Thursday at 4 pm, 21 January 2016, declined to grant the police permission to detain Sirawit Serithiwat, 23, Chonticha Jaeng-rew, 22, Chanoknan Ruamsap, 22, and Korakoch Saengyenpan, 23.
19 Jan 2016
Maybe the military government is getting a bad rap over the alleged corruption concerning Rajaphakti Park.  I know one of their stated excuses for overturning the constitution and ousting a democratic government was the elimination of corruption, but it would be unreasonable to expect any government to be 100% spotless. 
5 Jan 2016
‘Gen Prayut said that other countries planned to use genetically modified (GM) plants during times of war or widespread disease that affected crop cultivation because they could be engineered to endure.’ News report explaining the government decision to withdraw its GMO bill, which had nothing to do with protests from farmers, consumers, exporters, the NESDB and the Ministry of Commerce – in fact just about everyone except the GMO companies whose fingerprints were all over the bill.
4 Jan 2016
The Governor of Roi Et Province in Isan, the northeast, has barred civil servants and village chiefs from distributing Pheu Thai Party calendar with images of Yingluck and Thaksin Shinnawatra, the two ex-Prime Ministers, while the Thai junta said it is up to the Governor what to do.
18 Dec 2015
1. The more active citizens   Given the public curiosity that there could be corruption in the construction of the Rajabhakti Park, and if so, who among the government officials, the military junta or members of the coup makers have been involved, it has led to at least three intriguing activities initiated by media and citizens keen on corruption issues including;
17 Dec 2015
An independent academic has suggested that the coup-makers and their accomplices should face a special tribunal once the country returns to civilian rule. Prach Panchakunathorn, a former lecturer of the Faculty of Arts of Chulalongkorn University, has written an article in Prachatai’s Blogazine, suggesting that a special tribunal should be established after country returns to the civilian rule. The academic points out in his article that human rights under the military regime have hit rock bottom.
15 Dec 2015
Thai authorities should immediately provide necessary medical treatment to Thanet Anantawong, a critic of Thailand’s junta who was arrested in his sickbed and has been held in military custody since December 13, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have accused him of committing sedition and computer crimes for sharing Facebook commentary about army corruption scandals.
14 Dec 2015
Plainclothes officers have reportedly arrested from his sickbed one of the activists calling for a probe into the Rajabhakti Park corruption scandals to face lèse majesté and sedition charges.    At about 12:10 pm on Sunday, 13 December 2015, two officers in plainclothes reportedly arrested Thanet A., a 25-year-old activist who was one of more than 30 activists detained last week en route to Rajabhakti Park, a royal theme park constructed by the military and plagued with corruption allegations.


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