Section 44 of 2014 Interim Constitution
16 Jul 2015
Villagers on Thailand’s northern border have called on state authorities to stop the expropriation of land that they have been using while a local official said that it is being done under orders from the junta.
9 Jul 2015
Police have arrested without a warrant and detained incommunicado a red-shirt woman for allegedly posting a false rumour that the Thai junta leader secretly keeps money in Singapore. Rinda Paributr, a red-shirt woman, nicknamed “Lin,” 45, was arrested on Wednesday around 3 pm in central Pathum Thani Province for distributing the false rumour, which stated that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife had transferred about 10 billion baht to a secret bank account in Singapore. According to Pol Maj Gen Siripong Timula, Director of
15 Jun 2015
The Thai military summoned four leaders of an activist group in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, for joining the blessing ceremony for an anti-junta student activist who staged an activity to commemorate the 2014 coup d’état last month. At 10.30 am on Friday, military officers in the northeastern province of Kalasin summoned four activists from the local Ban Na Mun-Dun Sat Environmental Protection Group for a talk.
9 Jun 2015
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions” is a traditional English proverb.
22 May 2015
(New York, May 22, 2015) – One year after seizing power, Thailand’s military junta has used dictatorial power to systematically repress human rights throughout the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), led by Prime Minister Gen.
15 May 2015
The Thai military claimed the authority under Section 44 of the Interim Constitution to arrest villagers in eastern Thailand who refused to leave an area which the Thai Navy wants to use as a practice ground.
15 May 2015
In the final part of this series, Prachatai talks to Atiwich Patthamapornsirikul, aka Jimmy, a student activist from the Seri Kaset Group, a student activist group from Kasetsart University. In March, the Thai junta sent security officers to visit Atiwich’s family, urging them to restrict Atiwich’s political activities. However, Atiwich chooses to continue challenging the junta to call for a return to democracy.
8 May 2015
Thai military said the arrest of nine Israelis conducting a training session for Thai police was a misunderstanding, claiming that the military only wanted to get information on the devices used in the training.
1 May 2015
In November 2014, a transgender student activist was arrested and briefly detained for flashing a three-fingered salute at the ‘Hunger Games 3’ movie premiere in central Bangkok as a symbolic protest against the junta. Since then, she has become one of the best-known figures in the political movement against the junta. Prachatai talked to her about why she chose to stand against the regime despite all the risks that this entailed.
21 Apr 2015
Thai authorities forced the cancellation of an event to commemorate the death of a taxi driver who committed suicide because of the 2006 coup d’état, claiming that the event carries a political message.
16 Apr 2015
The Thai junta has issued a new order to expand the definition of ‘Assistant Peace-keeping Officer’ and the authority to appoint Peace-keeping Officers and Assistant Peace-keeping Officers.
9 Apr 2015
Khaosod English: Thailand’s military junta issued an order on Wednesday evening granting Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha and his Cabinet members the power to request military assistance with law enforcement.