2 people claiming to be plain-clothes Special Branch police officers have requested to meet Triumph International Labour Union members at the company to ask if they were going to participate in the pro-election protest on 13 January. The Union has asserted that participation in such activities is the right of each individual and nothing to do with the Union.
Measurements of the Air Quality Index (AQI) are showing unhealthy levels of pollution in Bangkok, with regular ‘unhealthy’ readings for PM2.5, particularly dangerous particulates with a diameter of 2.5 micrometres or less, capable of penetrating the lungs and blood stream. AQI readings for Bangkok for 2 pm on 15 January 2019
On 7th January 2019, Pangpond, a guy who reviews stuff on his Facebook page, Pangpond on Tour, posted a series of pictures and captions of himself rehearsing for the election. His post says: “Please let me rehearse how to vote!
Sunday 13 January 2019 saw more protests in the Ratchaprasong area of Bangkok and different provinces in Thailand, including Ubonratchathani, Phayao, Phrae, Nakhon Pathom, Mahasarakham, and Chiang Rai. This was the third protest in Bangkok after the NCPO revoked its ban on people's freedom of expression. Protest at Ratchaprasong
Following an international campaign to stop her deportation and an intervention by the UNHCR, Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has been granted refugee status and has arrived in Canada. Rahaf is welcomed at Toronto's Pearson International Airport by Chrystia Freeland (right), the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
After the decision by Bangkok Christian College to let students choose what to wear every Tuesday, Ministry of Education (MOE) officials have tried to halt the experiment and stop other schools from copying it even though the rules say it is OK.
Senator Marise Payne, the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said at a press conference this afternoon that Australia is concerned about the detention and possible extradition of Hakeem al-Araibi by the Thai authorities and that Australia is working with the relevant agencies on the cases of both Mr al-Araibi and Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun.
Asst. Prof. Vinai Poncharoen, lecturer at the College of Politics and Governance, Mahasarakham University, has been attacked on Facebook by Maj. Gen. Rienthong Naenna, after posting a message on his personal profile supporting the upcoming general election.
Banging empty plastic bottles to the beat of Queen's "We Will Rock You", protesters gathered at the BTS Skywalk in the Ratchaprasong area of Bangkok and marched around the iconic Central World department store to demonstrate against the election delay.
Even though school uniforms are now obsolete in most developed countries, they are still the subject of serious discussion in Thailand. Bangkok Christian College has launched an initiative to allow students to choose what they wear.