14 Jan 2022
Student activist Benja Apan was granted bail today (14 December) by the South Bangkok Criminal Court after spending 99 days in prison and having been previously repeatedly denied bail.
7 Oct 2021
Despite Thammasat University’s initial reluctance to allow any commemoration event this year, their change of mind at the midnight the night before allowed the commemoration to go ahead at the scene of the 1976 massacre.
22 Sep 2021
The Thammasat University Student Council has awarded the 2021 Jarupong Thongsin Award to student activist and protest leader Parit Chiwarak to honour his role in the 2020 – 2021 pro-democracy movement.
24 Sep 2020
Protesters who stayed overnight in the occupation of Thammasat University and Sanam Luang on 19 September exchanged opinions with strangers as all prepared to sleep in the open.
24 Sep 2020
Foreigners attended the protest at Thammasat University to show their support for the people of Thailand and their fight for democracy. The use of social media has greatly contributed to the expansion of foreign participation in protests.
17 Sep 2020
19 September is the day another large protest is planned in Thailand. The organizers say there may be 50,000-100,000 protesters gathered at Thammasat University’s Tha Phra Chan Campus. However, the university administration has prohibited them from entering the campus, claiming the students will not follow its rules.
25 Aug 2020
Second arrest of student activist Panupong "Mike" Jadnok "reveals the Thai authority’s attempts to suppress the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly," says Amnesty International.
17 Aug 2020
Many people have said that what the students said on 10 August were sincere expressions of opinion that remained within the lines. People have said that the stance of the university should be to protect freedom of thought and expression to the farthest degree acceptable by the society at the time. They have said that the university should not be afraid of unconventional ideas and provocative thoughts, and, as much as is possible, must protect students from threats from the state. I agree completely with all of these views.
13 Aug 2020
Students at Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus kept watch through the night around the Jpark student hall, after Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul and Parit Chiwarak, leaders of the Student Union of Thailand (SUT), posted on their Facebook profile pages last night (12 August) that they were being stalked by plainclothes police officers and were concerned that they were about to be arrested.
13 Aug 2020
Thousands gathered at a demonstration at Thammasat University (TU) on 10 August. which underlined the demands from the Free People Movement and called for reform of the monarchy. TU claimed they had not been informed beforehand about the speeches about the monarchy. Over 110 lecturers countrywide supported the demonstrators’ expressed views and their bravery to speak about a sensitive issue in Thailand
10 Jun 2020
Thammasat University issued an announcement on Tuesday (9 June), signed by University President Kesinee Vitoonchart, allowing students to dress according to their gender identity as well as prohibiting all staff and faculty members from discriminating against LGBT students.
21 May 2018
While our schedule for the assembly on 21-22 May to mark the 4th anniversary of the coup remains (to start at 5 p.m. on Monday at Thammasart University and 7 a.m. on Tuesday before marching to the government house), there are certain developments that need to be addressed. 1. Over the last few days, the junta has stepped up their harassment towards people whom they guess would join our assembly.