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Protesters start gathering while Voice TV is not being shut down

DEMONSTRATORS started coming down to the road from the skywalk at Victory Monument at 4 p.m. today (Oct. 21) with this being the appointed time announced by the People’s Party, Thai Rath newspaper reported. They initially gathered at a sidewalk near the base of the monument and started giving speeches, at this point traffic was […]

Police confirm no order to use live ammunition

POLICE are concerned that disagreements between the two groups will now flare up while debunking fake news that live ammunition will be used against protesters, INNnews.co.th and Sanook.com reported today (Oct. 21). Pol. Maj. Gen. Piya Tawichai, deputy head of the Metropolitan Police, along with Pol. Col. Siriwat Deephor, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai […]

Two protest leaders taken to court, third motorcade arrest

TWO key protest leaders were taken from the Region 1 Border Police Bureau to the criminal court to request for pre-trial detention at 11 a.m. this morning (Oct. 21), INNnews.co.th reported. Chanasongkram policemen took the duo, Ms. Panusaya Sitthichirawattanakul, or Rung, leader of Thammasat Alliance and Rally, and Mr. Parit Chivarak, or Penguin, a Thammasat […]

Demonstrators take a day off to rest

AFTER demonstrators were called to assemble at all stations at 6 p.m. today (Oct. 20) to give the three-finger salute after paying respect to the national anthem the Free Youth group revealed its big surprise, which is that there is no surprise, because they decided to halt rallies for a day, Sanook.com reported. In its […]

Special parliament session on October 26-27

THE Cabinet has approved the promulgation of a Royal Decree to open an extraordinary parliamentary session for a general debate without vote under Section 165, TV Channel 7 and INNnews.co.th reported this afternoon (Oct. 20,2020). Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said the government wants to hold this session quickly because parliament is reconvening on November […]

PM insists he does not want to violate rights amid media move

PRIME Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said after today’s (Oct. 20) Cabinet meeting that while he does not want to violate rights and liberties it was necessary for the police to get a court order to shut down some online media outlets for inciting divisions in the country, Thai Rath newspaper reported. Gen. Prayut added that this […]

Vendors deny being CIA agents as teased by amused netizens

A COLOURFUL development from the demonstrations that have been taking place over the past few days is a online thread that jokingly questions whether food vendors are CIA agents in disguise because they always show up at the protest venue before anyone else gets there, Sanook.com reported today (Oct. 20, 2020). In trying to get […]

Kasetsart intersection packed with protesters

THE huge demonstration at Kasetsart intersection this evening (Oct. 19) saw a political activist, some students and members of the general public taking turns in giving speeches in an orderly manner, Thai Rath newspaper reported. One of the speakers, a girl student, told the demonstrators that today is her birthday and what she wants the […]

Order to suspend use of Telegram messaging app

A LETTER of instructions issued by the chief responsible for resolving a serious emergency situation, number 11/2020, wants the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to suspend the use of Telegram messaging application, Sanook.com reported this afternoon (Oct. 19). This action was taken after protesters moved to distribute news through such apps. […]

Four media outlets, 300,000 illegal URLs face action

THE Ministry of Digital Economy and Society is today (Oct. 19) getting ready to prosecute several media outlets for publishing and presenting news that go against the emergency decree while also taking action against 300,000 illegal URLs (web pages), Thai Rath newspaper reported. Minister of Digital Economy and Society Putthipong Punnakan said the chief responsible […]

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