30 Jan 2015
The junta leader threatened to step up the use of martial law, warning that people who still engage in anti-junta activities, especially the media and the anti-establishment red shirts, will be detained and barred from making financial transactions. Moreover, the junta Premier revealed that another ex-Pheu Thai politician has been summoned for taking an anti-junta stance.
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.
9 Jan 2015
Police arrested two people giving the three-fingered salute in front of Parliament in support of former PM Yingluck Shinawatra. The police at around 13:30 pm on Friday arrested a man and a woman who allegedly gave the three-fingered salute, a symbol of defiance against the junta derived from the ‘Hunger Games’ movie, in front of the Parliament compound in central Bangkok. The two came to support the former PM ousted by the coup d’état in May 2014, who was facing impeachment before the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) at Parliament on Wednesday.
7 Jul 2014
The latest round of Thai political crisis, which ended with a coup d'etat, started with the controversial blanket amnesty bill, supported by the leading Pheu Thai party and also about to end with the manesty.
23 Jun 2014
Khaosod English reported on Monday that spokesperson of the military junta has rejected the revelation by the former anti-government protest leader that the army has been seeking to overthrow the previous government for years. Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), reportedly told his supporters over the weekend that he been closely coordinating with army chief and coupmaker Gen.
31 May 2014
The coup was staged on 22 May—it is the 19th coup since Thailand abolished its absolute monarchy in 1932. While domestic pressure has been built up against the coup, international community has also kept a watchful eye on what has happened in Thailand.
13 May 2014
Thailand last week was stunned by the Constitutional Court’s ruling to remove Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and some cabinet members from their caretaker positions.
7 May 2014
The Constitutional Court on Wednesday unanimously voted to remove Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine other cabinet members from the caretaker positions. The court found them guilty of abuse of power for transferring a senior government official without justification, adding another sequence in in what critics viewed as a “judicial coup” in Thai politics.
1 May 2014
PDRC “Buddha Issara” apologizes to military personnel for gun attack | “Man of the State” fails, next is Abhisit's turn at mediation | Yingluck supports Abhisit's role but Suthep won't | EC and Government agree to hold elections on 20 July amid Abhisit’s call for delayed polls
16 Apr 2014
The latest attempt to remove Acting Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over the transfer of former, and now re-instated, National Security Council Secretary-General Thawil Pliensri has run into some legal wrangling. The Supreme Administrative Court found that the transfer of Sec-Gen Thawil, shortly after the Yingluck administration took power, was illegal. Thawil argued that it was motivated by the patron-client system and “if the patronage system stays strong, how can civil officials be counted on to do their jobs correctly?” he argued.
3 Mar 2014
Well it’s a full house here at the Impact Arena for the live televised debate between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Suthep Thaugsuban, head of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee. There’s a few minutes to go before that starts so I’ll turn to Khun Somchai here. Khun Somchai, explain to the viewers, what is the background to this debate?
14 Feb 2014
The conservative establishment’s nigh decade-long putsch to turn back the progress of Thai democracy and the empowering advances it has made since late in the last century has backfired on them with epic irony. Their illiberal acts have been designed to demolish popular electoral democracy and return the nation to a state of corrupt and ineffective government open to easy exploitation by the traditional elite.