27 Dec 2016
Representatives from both the Pheu Thai and Democrat parties have called for the promulgation of the recently amended Computer Crimes Act to be delayed, so that its controversial changes can be rethought. For Surapong Tovichakchaikul, a leader of the Pheu Thai party, the Computer Crimes Act will never succeed in preventing netizens from using technology and the internet for dissenting purposes. Amendments to the Act that were unanimously approved by Thailand’s junta-appointed legislature, the National Legislative Assembly,
15 Jun 2016
More than 10 Pheu Thai politicians have simultaneously denounced the junta’s charter draft for its undemocratic origin and content, adding that they will vote against it in the August referendum. One politician argues that the charter draft is actually an amnesty bill for the junta. On Wednesday, 15 June 2016, prominent politicians of the Pheu Thai Party, the anti-establishment political party with a strong affiliation with Thaksin Shinawatra, simultaneously declared their stance against the junta’s charter draft on their Facebook accounts.
29 Jan 2015
The military summoned a prominent Pheu Thai politician for a discussion reportedly due to his Facebook post on the impeachment of former premier. Military officers from the 1st Army Region Command on Thursday summoned Chaturon Chaisang, a well-known politician from the Pheu Thai Party and former Education Minister. He was reportedly summoned because he posted comments on Facebook and twitter about the impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister ousted out by the 2014 coup.