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Thai Junta Proposes Two Year Jail Term for Reporters without Licenses

– BANGKOK – According to the latest version of the media reform bill to be proposed by a reform panel, Reporters will be required to have a licence to do their jobs or face a jail term up to two years or a fine not more than 60,000 baht, or both. Pol Maj Gen Pisit […]

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Former DSI Chief Sacked for Being Unusually Rich

  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister’s Office has dismissed Tarit Pengdith, former director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), from government service for being unusually rich, effective from April 3, 2017 PM’s secretary-general Gen Wilas Aroonsri said the dismissal of Mr Tarit was as recommended by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) after the […]

April 24th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Junta to Lift Ban on Political Party Gatherings

– BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ochaon Wednesday said he plans to lift the ban on political party gatherings before next year’s elections, although he declined to put a date on polls or state when the restrictions will be lifted. The military seized power in 2014 ushering in Thailand’s most autocratic government in a […]

April 12th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Gen. Prawit Denies Thakin’s Allegations of Framing his Family Saying the Junta Never Lies

  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday dismissed foremer Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s allegation that the government had framed him and his family, saying it always deals with cases in a straightforward manner through proper legal channels. Prawit said there was no drama at play when dealing with cases […]

April 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Road to Elections Just Keeps Getting Longer

– BANGKOK – Thailand has endured about a dozen military coups since putting an end to absolute monarchy in 1932. The current stretch of army rule has been the longest since the early 1970s, and there are few signs it will end anytime soon. Junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha seized power in 2014 and the timetable for […]

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s EIU Democracy Index Ranking Drops to Authoritarian Regime

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) Democracy Index performance has steadily dropped in the past five years since 2012 having scored 6.55 points until last year when it scored just 4.92 points and was placed in the Hybrid regime group. Thailand’s scores for the past five years are as follows: 6.55 in 2012, […]

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

Worshipers of Thailand’s Dhammakaya Temple Defy Article 44 Order to Vacate Temple

– PATHUM THANI  – Thousands of followers at Dhammakaya Temple defied DSI Police as they tried to enforce an order issued by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha under section 44 of the draft charter to effectively prohibited lay followers from entering the compound of the temple in Pathum Thani. Thailand’s Department of Special Investigations (DSI) […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

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