Thai ex-convict Deputy Minister spared the axe by Charter Court

Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled today (Wednesday) that Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompow, who was found guilty of drug trafficking by an Australian court in 1993, can retain his ministerial post and MP status, despite the conviction. “Even though the defendant was sentenced by the District Court of New South Wales, before he ran for the […]

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One protester arrested after a clash in front of Bangkok Criminal Court

One Redem protester was arrested on Sunday night, following a clash between crowd control police and some hard-core protesters who refused to disperse after the protest in front of the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok. Pol Col Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman for the Royal Thai Police, said Sunday night that some of the Redem protesters […]

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Rights activist on hunger strike as protesters rally at Thai Criminal Court demanding release of Ratsadon leaders

A labour rights activist began a hunger strike in front of the Bangkok’s Ratchadapisek Criminal Court at 4pm on Sunday, demanding release on bail of all anti-establishment Ratsadon leaders and followers indicted on lèse majesté charges and being held on remand. The activist, Ms. Patchanee Khamnak, joined several other followers in a rally at the […]

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Joint Efforts to Stop Policy Corruption

Representatives of the public and private sectors, academics, and members of the public are working together in their joint efforts to stop policy corruption in Thai society.   They joined a seminar on policy corruption, held recently by the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), to exchange views and offer recommendations on guidelines for adopting mechanisms […]

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Ratsadon leader Patiwat Saraiyaem granted bail by court

The Criminal Court today granted bail for Patiwat Saraiyaem, alias Mor Lum Bank, one of the three anti-establishment Ratsadon leaders who sought bail, after he pledged not to take part in political protests and not to criticize the Thai Monarchy. The two other leaders, Somyos Prueksakasemsook and Chatupat Boonpatthararaksa, alias Pai Daodin, who earlier had […]

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Court spares ex-PM Yingluck from having to pay rice compensation

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court ruled today (Friday) that an order, issued by the Finance Ministry in 2016, demanding that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pay 35 billion baht compensation to the state for losses incurred in her administration’s scandalous government-to-government rice deals. The court reasoned that the irregularities occurred at the operational level, while Yingluck […]

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 Thai police evict protesters from Baan Thaloo Fah village in surprise dawn raid

Seventy protesters, who had been camping at “Baan Thaloo Fah village”, which was set up in front of the Government House on March 13th, were rounded up by the police at dawn on Sunday and bussed to the Region 1 Border Patrol Police (BPP) Command in Pathum Thani province for questioning. The protesters, most of […]

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