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1 Jun 2022
After two days of meetings, the Election Commission (EC) has finally approved the Bangkok gubernatorial election result with Chadchart Sittipunt the winner with 1,386,215 votes.
28 May 2022
Sitala Wongkrachang has left the K-pop band H1-Key 5 months after its debut. The GLG Entertainment, the band's manager, said that it was due to personal reasons.
27 May 2022
The protest against the new NPO bill is now in its 4th day since it occupied the street in front of the United Nations headquarters on Monday (23 May), while concerns are being raised as the police try to convince them to move to make way for an upcoming royal motorcade.
27 May 2022
Monarchy reform activist Tantawan Tuatulanon has been granted bail after spending over a month in pre-trial detention on royal defamation charges, while the Court once again denied bail for activist Sopon Surariddhidhamrong, also held in pre-trial detention on a royal defamation charge.
22 May 2022
Former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt emerged as the decisive winner after vote counting concluded on Sunday night in Bangkok’s first gubernatorial election in almost a decade.
22 May 2022
Four monarchy reform activists were again denied bail on 20 May, including Tantawan Tuatulanon, who has been on a hunger strike for the past 32 days to demand the right to bail, while a protest caravan visited the Ratchadaphisek Criminal Court and the Bangkok Remand Prison to demand the release of 11 detained activists.
20 May 2022
On 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), activists held a rally for LGBTQ rights and called for marriage equality by rewriting the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the Thai marriage law.
19 May 2022
On 17 May, the Ratchadaphisek Civil Court postponed hearings in the case against the Office of the Prime Minister and the Royal Thai Army (RTA) over compensation for their involvement in Information Operations (IO) targeting people and activists in the Deep South of Thailand where the military are conducting anti-insurgency operations.
13 May 2022
17 May 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of “Black May”, a popular uprising in 1992 that ended with a violent military crackdown and the fall of a military-led government. Plans to use the commemoration event to promote reconciliation are drawing more criticism than praise.
13 May 2022
An inquest by the Songkhla Provincial Court found that Abdullah Isomuso, who was found unconscious in his cell while in military custody and died after a month in intensive care, found that his cause of death was oxygen deprivation but ruled that it was inconclusive whether he was assaulted.
13 May 2022
Another activist has been arrested and charged with royal defamation for a speech given at the Chakri Memorial Day protest on 6 April 2022. 
11 May 2022
The activist network Citizens for the Abolition of 112 submitted a petition to the US Embassy yesterday (10 May) calling for the US to pressure the Thai authorities to release detained activists and repeal the royal defamation law.

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