9 Dec 2015
The Student Affairs Section of Thammasat University has issued a statement saying that people should not to associate Thammasat with activists demanding a probe into Rajabhakti park scandal, while many academics have urged the University to reconsider its statement.
8 Dec 2015
The Thai junta leader has said that he cannot guarantee safety for activists who are demanding a probe into Rajabhakti Park corruption scandal while the activists announced that state’s anti-corruption agencies have failed to do their jobs.
8 Dec 2015
After a number of activists were arrested en route to Rajabhakti Park to investigate its corruption scandals, the poster child of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), the anti-election protest group, said that the park scandal is being used as a trap to pit people against the military government.
8 Dec 2015
The arrest of a group of 37 activists in Thailand ahead of a planned anti-corruption protest is the latest evidence that the country’s military government is using arbitrary powers of detention to silence peaceful activism, Amnesty International said today. The group of 36 students and a lawyer were detained on Monday morning while travelling by train to Rajabhakti Park in Hua Hin, central Thailand, to attend a demonstration against alleged military corruption.
7 Dec 2015
Update: According to Matichon Online, the military on Monday morning closed off Rajabhakti Park for ‘repairs’ until further notice. Many military personnel are deployed at the park gates. Military and police officers have detained anti-junta activists on their way to Rakabhakti Park, a royal theme park plagued with corruption scandals, and detached a train carriage to prevent them from travelling further.
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.
3 Dec 2015
Sorry, but are we living under a military dictatorship or not? This morning’s paper has a lead that says the military are about to throw Deputy Defence Minister, former Army Commander-in-Chief and chairman of the Rajabhakti Park Foundation General Udomdej Sitabutr to the anti-corruption wolves (or at least those of them who are less selective in their outrage).
30 Nov 2015
Update: Voice TV reported on Monday at 9:46 am that many police and military officers were deployed at Mahachai Muang Mai Market in Samut Sakhon Province where Jatuporn, Nattawut, and other UDD members planned to meet before travelling to Rajabhakdi Park. The officers have reportedly taken both Jatuporn and Nattawut into a military van.
12 Nov 2015
The Thai police have announced that they have not yet proceeded to investigate allegations of graft in the construction of the military’s royal theme park, saying that no one has so far filed a case. On Wednesday, 11 November 2015, Pol Maj Gen Piyapan Pingmuang, Deputy Spokesperson of the Royal Thai Police, told the media that the police have not yet summoned Gen Udomdej Sitabutr, the current Deputy Defence Minister and former Army Commander-in-chief, for interrogation on corruption in the construction of Rajabhakti Park.