Round Up

8 Jul 2020
Signs of a cabinet reshuffle show an attempt by the establishment to solve disputes within the government coalition. Facing a crisis of legitimacy, they also want to buy time.
26 Jun 2020
The 24 June 1932 democratic revolution has gained wide public attention on its 88th anniversary. State reaction to the people’s movement celebrating the revolution is based on suspicion and threats, while the military glorify the rebels who tried by force to reinstate the monarchy.
24 Jun 2020
The public joined the Committee Campaigning for a People’s Constitution (CCPC) on Wednesday 24 June in remembering the 1932 People’s Party’s declaration and demanding amendments to the 2017 constitution. Meanwhile, other commemorations faced difficulties from the authorities.
17 Jun 2020
Amid widespread outrage at the guilty verdict handed to Maria Ressa, co-founder of the independent news website Rappler, and its writer, Reynaldo Santos Jr, many international civil society organizations have called for the case to be dismissed.
27 May 2020
Guerilla message projection and online sharing are being used as protest movements as the Covid-19 Emergency Decree is used to prosecute and prevent offline gatherings, foreshadowing many days which could trigger public discussions and gatherings.
24 May 2020
Protests have been staged in Bangkok and other provinces to mark the 6th anniversary of the 2014 coup d’état. Students were fined for breaking traffic laws as they drove around displaying banners. A red shirt activist and former MP were arrested and charged with violating the Emergency Decree for organizing a contagion-risk activity.
16 May 2020
8 May marks 1 year since Siam Theerawut went missing after being extradited from Vietnam along with other 2 self-exiled activists. His family’s attempts to discover his whereabouts have yielded no progress.
15 May 2020
Three stories show that the Thai government is failing to protect the labour rights of Thai nationals and migrant workers.
27 Feb 2020
Thousands of university and high school students holding demonstrations in campuses all over the country shows that the tide is turning in Thailand. Although big change has yet to come, the agents of change are getting ready. 
23 Jan 2020
FFP supporters celebrated at their party headquarters, as the Constitutional Court unanimously ruled to acquit the party of allegations of being anti-monarchy. However, this might be the last time they can celebrate as the "Future Forward Party."
13 Sep 2019
Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cabinet attended the constitutional oath-taking ceremony before King Vajiralongkorn on 16 July 2019. 9 days later, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul spotted a mistake in the oath and consulted with the Speaker of Parliament about what to do, as the words that were spoken deviated from the oath as stated in Section 161 of the 2017 Constitution.
26 Aug 2019
ASEAN countries and China have taken a step closer to the promised Code of Conduct governing the South China Sea. However, it has to be noted that as always Beijing has not given up its claims while the diplomats are taking their sweet time.

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