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(Bangkok, 03 July 2007) FORUM-ASIA is deeply concerned with the Thai military government's plan to pass the draft Internal Security Act (ISA). Late last month the draft ISA was given a green light by the cabinet under the interim General Surayud Chulanont government.
A recording has been made public that indicates the extent to which Thailand's top jurists are compromised and their conduct, censurable.
In recent days there have been reports that expose Thailand's new draft constitution and the proposed referendum to bring it into force for the sham and fraud that they are. According to news articles, the country's military-appointed assembly has already passed the draft Referendum Act through a first reading. If the short, imprecise act is finalised, it will make it illegal for anyone to campaign for a "no" vote or even to campaign against the plebiscite itself, under threat of a maximum ten-year jail term.
The Thai military has barred media access to a refugee camp in Ban Huay Nam Khao, a mountainous village north of the country, the only one housing some 7,000 Hmong fleeing neighbouring Laos.
"A nation can become strong only when its numerous small communities are strong" Korn-Uma Pongnoi said on her speech for Anniversary of Charoen Wat-aksorn's Death
News and artcles related to the draft of ISA; - Draft ISA a Step Backwards from Human Rights and Rule of Law, - Maintenance of National Security Act is for ensuring the powers of the military and not the security of the people!!, - Students and Activists Declare - "We don't want the Dictatorial Internal Security Act", - Rights Groups Stress Internal Security Act - Threat to Human Rights, - NLA Expect the ISA will not be Easily Passed - Speculations of the Military Protecting itself through the Law
Thousands Vote for the Most Abusive Corporations
Newspaper advertising space has become a new battleground between pro-coup technocrats and anti-coup activists with each side launching separate campaigns to gain public support for opposing positions in the upcoming constitution referendum.
BANGKOK, Jun 27 (IPS) - Against the backdrop of a key Thai official's latest statement, the tug-o-war between the government and campaigners against Internet censorship looks far from being resolved any time soon.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is alarmed by recent blocks placed upon the media by the Bhutanese government.