Pheu Thai Party
21 Apr 2016
The Military Court has released embattled Pheu Thai Party politician Watana Muangsook. The Military Court of Bangkok at around 5:40 pm on Thursday, 21 April 2016, released on 80,000 baht bail Watana Muangsook, 59, a politician from the Pheu Thai Party who was detained by the military for so-called attitude adjustment, a period of detention with lectures forced upon political dissidents by the junta. He will be released after being transferred to Bangkok Remand Prison on Thursday evening.
19 Apr 2016
The Thai junta has announced that a well-known politician from the Pheu Thai Party currently in detention may face two years in prison for violating a regime announcement. The Daily News on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, reported that Watana Muangsook, a politician from the Pheu Thai Party currently detained at a so-called attitude adjustment camp, may face two years’ imprisonment for violating National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Announcement No. 39/2014.
2 Apr 2016
Military and police officers have searched the offices of Pheu Thai party politicians in northern Thailand and confiscated red bowls inscribed with Thai new year greetings from former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Matichon Online reported that at 10:30 am on Saturday, 2 April 2016, soldiers from the 15th Cavalry Squadron in the northern province of Nan and police officers searched three offices of former Members of Parliament from the Pheu Thai party in Mueang, Pua, and Wiang Sa districts of the province.
31 Mar 2016
In an attempt to censor voices against the draft constitution, the junta threatened the Pheu Thai Party after it issued a statement denouncing the draft constitution as undemocratic. On Wednesday, 30 March 2016, the Pheu Thai Party issued a statement condemning the final draft of the constitution and urging people to turn it down in the referendum, scheduled in August. In response to Pheu Thai’s move, Col Piyapong Klinphan, a spokesperson for the junta, said the junta thanks Pheu Thai for having a clear stance on the draft, but t
28 Mar 2016
Military officers cited absolute power to abduct a Pheu Thai party politician and reportedly threatened to arrest his family. Matichon Online reported that on Sunday, 27 March 2016, Watana Muangsook, a key leader of the Pheu Thai party, sent a message via the Line chat application to a reporter at 6:08 pm, saying that military officers in two military vehicles visited his house in Bangkok while he was not at home.
25 Mar 2016
The Thai military have informed a former politician from the Pheu Thai party that he will be taken in for an attitude adjustment session over remarks against the junta leader. Matichon Online reported on Friday, 25 March 2016, that Worachai Hema, former Member of Parliament for Samut Prakan Province from the Pheu Thai Party, told media that military officers had informed him that they will take him for a so-called attitude adjustment session.
15 Mar 2016
Military officers intimidated a politician from Pheu Thai Party, warning him over his criticisms towards the junta, while on the same day, visiting an anti-establishment red shirt campaigning against the controversial draft charter.
2 Mar 2016
Military officers have taken a Pheu Thai Party politician to an army base after he criticised Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and deputy junta leader. According to Matichon Online, at 10 am on Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 10 military officers visited the house of Watana Muangsook, former Minister of Social Development and Human Security of the Pheu Thai Party, and took him to the 11th Military Circle on Rama V Rd., Bangkok.
19 Jan 2016
The Pheu Thai Party says that the Constitutional Court should not have the authority to rule on political deadlocks because it is ‘undemocratic’. According to Matichon Online, Phumtham Vejchayachai, Acting Secretary General of the Pheu Thai Party, on Sunday 17 January 2016, criticised the content of the new draft constitution on the authority of the Constitutional Court.
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.
16 Dec 2015
The Supreme Court has once again prohibited Yingluck Shinawatra, the former elected Prime Minister from the Pheu Thai Party, from travelling abroad. According Voice TV, the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions has denied a request from Yingluck Shinawatra to travel Japan with Supasek Amornchat, her teenage son, between 15 and 25 December 2015 during his school break.
14 Dec 2015
The Thai military summoned a former politician in Isan, Thailand’s Northeast, for an ‘attitude adjustment’ session after he complained about falling rice prices. According to Matichon Online, on Monday, 14 December 2015, Maj Gen Achichat Rojanapirom, commander of the 22nd Army Division in Warin Chamrap District of the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, summoned Somkid Cheukong, a former Member of Parliament for the Pheu Thai Party for a brief ‘attitude adjustment’ session.