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Thailand’s Foreign Ministry Says it’s Closely Watching Myanmar Crisis and Ready to Provide Aid

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s foreign ministry, in a rare statement on an ongoing crisis in neighbouring Myanmar’s Rakhine state, said late on Saturday that it was “closely following the situation” and would provide aid to the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Violence erupted in Rakhine last month when Rohingya militants attacked security posts, triggering a […]

October 1st, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Human Rights Lawyer Charged with Sedition and Lese Majeste, Rejects Thai Judicial System

– BANGKOK – Thai Human rights lawyer, Prawet Prapanukul, charged with lese majeste and other offences has told the court he did not accept the Thai judicial system and forfeited his right to examine witnesses and evidence against him. Prawet Prapanukul, 57, was charged with lese majeste and sedition, as well as breaking the computer […]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Election in Thailand Likely to Take Place in December 2018

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s general election will likely take place in mid-October 2018 at the earliest or December next year at the latest, according to an Election Commission official. The country’s 2017 Constitution gives charter writers up to 240 days from April 6 this year, the date the charter was promulgated, to write 10 organic […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Petition Filed Agianst High Ranking Officials for Neglect of Duty and Abuse of Authority Over Red Bull Heir Case

– BANGKOK – The Secretary-General of the Thai Constitution Protection Association, Srisuwan Janya, on Monday (Sept 4) filed a petition with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) against national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda and other officials, accusing them of neglect of duty in their handling of the hit-and-run case against Red Bull heir Vorayuth […]

September 4th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Army Chief says Thaksin was Behind Yingluck’s Escape

  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Army Commander-in-chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisad said Tuesday (Aug 29) that fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra was behind the escape of his younger sister Yingluck Shinawatra. The army chief said he believed that Ms Yingluck had planned her escape in advance with her brother’s personal jet standing by. The escape plan was well prepared […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Puea Thai Party Says Will Work for Democracy and the People

– BANGKOK– Puea Thai party of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled into exile last week, said on Tuesday it would overcome the obstacles it faces and was committed to democracy and working for the good of the people. Yingluck, whose government was ousted in a 2014 military coup, disappeared ahead of a […]

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

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 »

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