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Two Former Thai Prime Ministers Aquitted for Abuse of Power

  BANGKOK – Two former Thai prime ministers were cleared of abuse of power Wednesday in a case involving the quelling of an anti-government protest in 2008. The court in Bangkok acquitted Somchai Wongsawat, his then-deputy Chavalit Yongchaiyudh and two former police officials, with a judge saying the court could not conclude the injuries protesters […]

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Lashes Out at Military-Installed Government

– CHIANG MAI – Former premier Yingluck Shinawatra today (July 25) lashed out at Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha’s military-installed government for what she claimed was an attempt to influence a verdict on the rice-pledging scheme case on the August 25 judgement day. Writing on her Facebook account Ms Yingluck remained adamant on her innocence saying “I did nothing […]

July 26th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Trial of Thailand’s Yingluck Fails to Break Shinawatra Machine

– KHON KAEN – As the trial of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over an extravagant rice subsidy program winds to a close, her rural supporters are resisting attempts by the ruling junta to silence her family’s political machine. Yingluck and her Puea Thai Party say the trial is politically motivated, aimed at discrediting […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Committee on Reform, Reconciliation, and National Strategy Hires Foreign Legal Expert to Help with Law Reform

– BANGKOK – Suvit Maesincee, secretary to the supreme committee on reform, reconciliation, and national strategy said yesterday that a joint committee of private entities working with the government has decided to hire a foreign legal expert to help in the government’s ongoing law reform. Scott Jacobs, president of Jacobs, Cordova & Associates, who worked […]

July 13th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Generals Pass Bill Consolidating Power for Next 20 Years

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-installed parliament on Thursday passed a bill that allows the ruling junta to continue to impose its policies after it holds elections and officially relinquishes power. The National Legislative Assembly voted 281-0 in favor of the legislation, which calls for establishment of a national strategy committee to oversee the long-term plans […]

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Army Uses “National Security” to Justify Bt 2.3 Billion Purchase of Armoured Personnel Carriers

– BANGKOK – Maj-General Kongcheep Tantravanich of Thailand’s Defence Ministry reported on Wednesday that the purchase of 34 Chinese armoured personnel carriers at a cost of Bt2.3 billion was necessary in the interests of national security as well as to protect national sovereignty. The procurement was approved at the weekly Cabinet meeting of the junta-backed […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Army Inks $67 Million Deal to Buy Armoured Personnel Carriers from China

– BANGKOK – Thailand will buy 34 armoured personnel carriers from China worth 2.3 billion baht ($68 million), the Southeast Asian nation’s army chief said on Wednesday, the latest sign of closer military relations between the two nations. The purchase is the latest defence deal between Bangkok and Beijing amid warming ties since Thailand’s military […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

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