National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)
6 Aug 2014
When the summons was announced for the leaders of the anti-Israeli rally to report to the Thai Army Club, most observers assumed that it was the normal ‘we’ll have none of this marching about no matter what noble cause you say it’s in aid of’ message. And the representatives of the Al Quds International Council of Thailand emerged from their enforced conversation and reported telling the military that the protest was nothing to do with Thai politics. Oh yeah?
6 Aug 2014
Thailand’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has blocked access to two Prachatai English news stories on the alleged torture of red-shirt activist Kritsuda Khunasen, without giving any explanation to the online news outlet.
31 Jul 2014
It's not just through guns and tanks that the military junta, known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), usurps and clings to power. Two months after the coup, the Kingdom saw the use of both soft and hard power, as well as support from a large enough sector of the population that helped shore up the NCPO.
30 Jul 2014
29 July 2014 Thailand: Amnesty International’s meeting with the National Council for Peace and Order Amnesty International visited Thailand between 9 and 18 July to undertake research on the human rights situation following the declaration of martial law on 20 May 2014. As part of its research, the human rights organization met with representatives of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) – the milit
30 Jul 2014
Professor Charnvit Kasetsiri (Left) and Professor Tham Chaloemtiarana (Right)
24 Jul 2014
After the 2007 Constitution was torn up two months ago, Thailand was presented with an Interim Charter with 48 articles on 22 July 2014. The significance of the charter is that it allows the establishment of three bodies: a National Legislative Assembly (NLA), taking the responsibilities of Parliament, a National Reform Committee (NRC), which will propose a “reform” plan aiming at re-engineering the Thai political landscape, and a Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC), which is responsible for drafting a permanent constitution.
10 Jul 2014
The junta reportedly instructed the Thai Foreign Ministry to revoke the Thai passport of Pavin Chachavalpongpun, an anti-coup well-known Thai scholar, who is now teaching at Kyoto University, Japan. The cancellation of Pavin's passport is due to his failure to report himself to the junta's 's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) after he was ordered to summon twice. The authorities later issued an arrest warrant against him on 13 June.