New Democracy Movement (NDM)
21 Jan 2016
Sirawit Serithiwat, aka Ja New, a well-known anti-junta student activist abducted by military officers on Wednesday night, says that he was subjected to ill-treatment during detention by the military. After being abducted by eight military officers in the presence of many other people at the Rangsit Campus of Thammasat University in Bangkok at around 10:30 pm yesterday, Thai Lawyers of Human Rights (TLHR) reported that Sirawit was brought to Nimit Mai Police Station at 1:10 am before being transferred to Thonburi Police Station several hours later.
21 Jan 2016
Military officers have abducted a well-known anti-junta student activist from his university in Bangkok. A warrant had been issued for his arrest. Eight military officers at around 10:35 pm on Wednesday, 20 January 2016, abducted Sirawit Serithiwat, aka Ja New, while he was walking in the Rangsit Campus of Thammasat University.
18 Jan 2016
“If we are arrested we will not request bail, but we will fight on to make society realise that no matter how many charges we face and how many times we face arrest, we will stand firm to tell the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and society that we have not
21 Dec 2015
The Thai junta’s spokesman has claimed that activists demanding an investigation into the Rajabhakti Park scandals aim to sabotage and discredit the government. According to the Thai News Agency, Col Winthai Suvaree, spokesperson for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told the media on Saturday, 19 December 2015, that some of the activists demanding an investigation into the Rajabhakti Park scandals have repeatedly violated NCPO orders.
19 Dec 2015
The Thai police have issued summonses for at least 11 Rajabhakti activists for violating the Thai junta’s ban on political gatherings. Chanoknan Ruamsap, one of the key leaders of the New Democracy Movement (NDM), a pro-democracy activist group, told Prachatai that on Friday, 18 December 2015, she received a summons from the Railway Police Station in Thonburi, Bangkok.
6 Dec 2015
Thai military officers have intimidated the mother of a well-known anti-junta activist and attempted to summon her for a discussion, saying “whatever happens, you can’t complain.” On the night of Saturday, 5 December 2015, military officers contacted Patnari Charnkij, the mother of a student activist from the New Democracy Movement (NDM) and Resistant Citizen, Sirawit Serithiwat, and asked about Sirawit’s whereabout.
6 Oct 2015
Pro-democracy activists rallied in front of the parliament to protest against the new batch of constitutional drafters hand-picked by the junta. At around 1:30 pm on Tuesday, 6 October 2015, political activists from New Democracy Movement (NDM), an anti-junta activist group, held a symbolic political activity to protest against the 21 new members of the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) recently appointed by the junta yesterday.
8 Sep 2015
The Thai authorities contacted a family of an anti-junta activist in northern Thailand after his activist group urged the junta to step down when the 2015 charter draft was rejected. Pongnarin Nonkam, a member of New Democracy Movement (NDM), a well known anti-junta activist group, who is a law student from Ramkhamhaeng University, told Prachatai that on Monday afternoon, 7 September 2015, the Thai authorities contacted his parents and asked about his and his family’s personal details.
7 Sep 2015
An anti-junta activist group has urged the junta to step down after the 2015 charter draft was rejected on Sunday, saying that the junta only wants to hold on to its power. The New Democracy Movement (NDM), a well known anti-junta activist group many of whose members were detained in late June for anti-junta gatherings , announced the group’s stand against the military government at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, on Sunday 4 pm, 6 September 2015.
10 Jul 2015
On May 22nd this year, students and anti-coup protestors from the New Democracy Movement (NDM) in Thailand staged peaceful protests to commemorate the first anniversary of the coup-detat orchestrated by the National Council for Peace and Order. The coup toppled the democratically elected government of Thailand last year, and has since sought to suppress opposition, through banning political gatherings and debates. The protests were met with by the brutal military police, in which over 30 people were arrested as they were seen to
9 Jul 2015
The 14 embattled anti-junta activists have vowed to fight on after their temporary release, saying that the Thai junta’s orders to maintain national security are illegitimate. At 15:15 pm on Thursday, 9 July 2015, at Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan Campus in Bangkok, the 14 anti-junta activists from the New Democracy Movement (NDM), an anti-junta group, who were released on Wednesday after nearly two weeks in detention, issued a group statement on their stand on the democracy movement.
9 Jul 2015
Freed anti-junta activists from the Dao Din group talk to Prachatai about their experience in jail and how they learned about the value of freedom.