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Minister warns activists not to move on Prayut verdict day

  WITH THE Constitutional Court due to give its verdict on suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight years in power maximumly provided by law next Friday September 30, Minister of Digital Economy and Society Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn today (Sept. 30) urged activists to not make any moves on that day, Matichon newspaper said. The charter’s clauses

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Asean dismayed over Myanmar’s ‘highly reprehensible’ executions

  By Reuters and published by CNA MYANMAR’S Southeast Asian neighbours issued a stinging rebuke today (July 26) of the ruling military’s execution of four political activists, calling it “highly reprehensible” and destructive to regional efforts to de-escalate the crisis. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), which includes Myanmar, said it was “extremely

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Activists hold unofficial vote for or against Prayut government in many provinces

THE PRO-DEMOCRACY RATSADON Group (People’s Party) organised political activity in 34 provinces where people could cast a vote of either confidence or no confidence in the Prayut government ahead of the marathon censure/no-confidence debate taking place in Parliament from Tuesday July 19 till Friday July 22, Matichon newspaper. In Bangkok voting stations were set up

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Bhumjaithai leader shrugs off Pheu Thai drive to recruit Red Shirt activists

By Thai Newsroom Reporters BHUMJAITHAI PARTY leader Anutin Charnvirakul today (June 17) shrugged off tomorrow’s planned recruitment of Red Shirt activists as Pheu Thai Family members in certain parts of Sisaket, considering it as a commonplace campaign tactic. Anutin who concurrently acts as deputy prime minister-cum-public health minister referred to the fresh popularity-wooing campaign launched

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Myanmar democracy activists’ death sentences upheld, junta says

  By Reuters and published by US News & World Report MYANMAR’S military government said on Friday (June 3) that appeals by two prominent democracy activists against their death sentences had been rejected, paving the way for the country’s first executions in decades. The government has received widespread condemnation abroad for ousting an elected government

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Prominent political activists join Thai Liberal Party

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters TWO RENOWNED POLITICAL activists have become heads of Thai Liberal Party’s strategic teams. In today’s (Apr 23) general caucus of Thai Liberal Party, former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn was named head of the party’s strategic campaign for policy matters and People’s Network Against Corruption secretary-general Veera Somkwamkid was named head

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Amnesty urged for all pro-democracy activists, including those as yet put behind bars

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters AN OPPOSITION MP today (Feb.18) called on the coalition government to manage granting amnesty for all pro-democracy activists, specifically those who may be currently detained under lese majeste or other politically related lawsuits. During the second day of censure debate on the performances of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his

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Office Of Attorney-General petitioned to rescind ruling against monarchical reform bids

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters ANTI-LESE MAJESTE activists today (Dec. 9) called on the Office of Attorney- General to rescind the Constitutional Court’s ruling earlier delivered against massive calls for monarchical reform. Somyot Prueksakasemsuk and Attapol Buapat, leaders of the so-called Ratsadorn Group for Abolition of Section 112, submitted a petition at the Office of

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Anti-Prayut activists, academics, MPs alerted of hackers on their iPhone

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters STREET ACTIVISTS, UNIVERSITY academics and opposition MPs critical of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have been warned of unidentified hackers trying to access their iPhone data storage systems. House Committee on Political Development, Mass Communication and Public Participation Chairman Natcha Boonchai-insawat said today (Nov. 25) an estimated 20 political activists, academics

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UN Special Rapporteur disappointed with Constitutional Court ruling

A UNITED NATIONS Special Rapporteur tweeted yesterday (Nov. 19) he was deeply disappointed with the Constitutional Court’s verdict on Nov.10 that three activists used their rights and liberties with the aim of overthrowing democratic institution with the King as head of state according to the first paragraph of Article 49 of Constitution and ordering them

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Constitutional Court website hacking suspect arrested

  THE Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police tracked down a suspect in the hacking of the Constitutional Court’s website that was transformed to play American experimental hip-hop group Death Grips’ “Guillotine (It goes Yah)” music video after a ruling was passed against three activists last Wednesday, Sanook.com said today (Nov. 13). The portal’s name

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Amnesty International: Court ruling a dangerous signal to freedom of expression

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL said today (Nov. 12)  the Constitutional Court’s ruling that three activists used their rights and liberties with the aim of overthrowing democratic institution with the King as head of state and ordering them to halt such action has widespread impact and is a dangerous signal to freedom of expression, Sanook.com said. Ms. Emerlynne

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Court only listened to one side of monarchical reform story: Defendant

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT was today (Nov.10) criticised for only listening to one side of a story spun against a trio of monarchical reformists and finally passed a ruling to keep them at bay. The Constitutional Court concluded that last year’s speeches delivered to the public by pro-monarchical reform activists Anon Nampa,

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