The amended Criminal Code has redefined the meaning of sexual assault to cover sodomy and oral sex in addition to sexual intercourse, as originally defined, as well as the dissemination of such sexual activities via social media.
BANGKOK – Sex offenders, especially rapists and people who disseminate or share visual images such as video clips of sexual activities, will face harsher penalties under the newly-amended Criminal Code, which is now in force following its publication in the Royal Gazette today. The amended Criminal Code has redefined the meaning of sexual assault to […]
Election Commission chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong was quick off the mark, announcing an election date and a full timeline within hours of publication of the royal decree.
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Election Commission chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong has announced that a election will be held on March 24, just hours after publication of a long-awaited royal decree calling for national polls. The government also said it believes a new House of Representatives and government should be installed by the middle of the year. […]
If a Royal Decree on the election is not published in the Royal Gazette by Friday, the group will hold its fourth pro-election protest at Democracy Monument on Rajdamnoen Avenue this Saturday.
BANGKOK – With the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) government failing to fix the date for the election and pushing for it to be delayed by a month, pro-election groups are rallying for a show of strength both in and out of Bangkok to put pressure on Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha’s ruling junta. […]