27 Jun 2019
On Monday (24 June), Amnesty International Thailand (AI) issued a call for appeals to be sent to the Thai government in the case of the 17 activists facing charges for their participation in a peaceful assembly outside Pathumwan Police Station on 24 June 2015
27 Jun 2019
The Constitutional Court has accepted a petition by the Future Forward Party against 32 MPs out of 41 for holding shares in media companies, but they are not suspended as MPs.
6 Jun 2019
After 12 hours of parliamentary debate, a majority of the combined House of Representatives and Senate voted 500-244 to appoint Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as Prime Minister of Thailand. 3 MPs abstained. The result is not unexpected. 249 out of 250 unelected senators voted for Prayut Chan-o-cha. The only abstention was Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, Speaker of the Senate and Deputy Speaker of Parliament.
28 May 2019
JAKARTA, 27 May 2019 – The Thai authorities must end their harassment of a prominent opposition politician and not seek to undermine anti-military parties in the National Assembly, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today.
25 May 2019
On 23 May, the Constitutional Court ruled to suspend Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s MP status after accepting the Election Commission’s request to consider disqualifying him for holding shares in a media company.
16 May 2019
The Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has requested the Constitutional Court to suspend Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroonruangkit from parliament, after accusing him of holding shares in a media company.
28 Apr 2019
Responding to news that the Office of the Attorney-General has made a second postponement on decisions whether to indict three Future Forward Party executives under the Computer Crimes Act for comments made during a June 2018 Facebook Live broadcast, Amnesty International’s Thailand campaigner Katherine Gerson said:
19 Apr 2019
Prachatai invites you to look at an explanation of what is happening in Thai society, what Thai media should do in an age when the prerogative of setting the agenda for what the public learns about is slipping through our fingers, how other countries deal with incitement, and what kind of communication could stop violence.
18 Apr 2019
Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, Secretary-General of the Future Forward Party (FFP), went to the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) on April 17 to acknowledge allegations by the NCPO’s legal representative of contempt of court and spreading false information online.
3 Apr 2019
Col Burin Thongprapai, the NCPO’s legal officer, has filed sedition charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party (FFP). Meanwhile, FFP Secretary-General Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has also received a summons to report as a witness in the case on the FFP statement on the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party (TRC).
29 Mar 2019
Thailand is now stuck in a political stalemate. The democratic camp can win the House, but cannot choose the Prime Minister, while the pro-junta camp can choose the Prime Minister but cannot pass legislation through the House. Only one casualty for the democratic camp, and Thailand will be under a disguised military dictatorship for the next four years.
6 Mar 2019
Today (6 March), Pannika Wanich, spokesperson for the Future Forward Party (FFP), revealed that the party will file two defamation lawsuits against MC Chulcherm Yugala and T-News.