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Deposed MP might be hit with 10-year jail term, ban from politics

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH MP SIRA Jenjaka might be put into jail and banned from politics for many years following yesterday’s ruling of the Constitutional Court to deprive him of his MP status, according to Thai Liberal Party leader Seripisut Temiyavej. Seripisut commented that the deposed MP of the ruling party could

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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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85 academics repudiate Constitutional Court’s ruling against monarchical reform bids

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters EIGHTY-FIVE UNIVERSITY academics today (Nov. 17) issued a joint statement to repudiate a ruling of the Constitutional Court recently delivered against monarchical reform efforts. These political scientists, historians, sociologists and humanists attached to Chulalongkorn, Thammasat, Silpakorn, Prince of Songkla, Ramkhamhaeng, Chiang Mai and Ubon Ratchathani universities, among others, adopted the

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‘Absolute monarchy’ protested on Bangkok streets, petition against it lodged to Germany

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS today (Nov. 14) lodged a petition to Germany where His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is currently residing via the German Embassy in Bangkok in protest of what they called “absolute monarchy” being allegedly reintroduced in Thailand. The street activists who peacefully gathered at Pathumwan intersection protested against the allegedly

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Protest moved to Pathumwan intersection amid tight control

  PROTESTERS from various activist groups including representatives of one from Chiang Mai moved their demonstration from Democracy Monument to Pathumwan intersection after police had closed all the routes to the planned gathering site, Matichon newspaper said this afternoon (Nov. 14). At 3 p.m. the protesters sprayed a message, “This country belongs to the people”,

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Police fully ready for demonstrations taking place today and tomorrow

THE Metropolitan Police Bureau is fully prepared to handle demonstrations taking place today and tomorrow (Nov. 13-14) with those found causing chaos to be immediately arrested, Siam Rath newspaper said. At a press briefing Pol. Maj. Gen. Jirasan Kaewsang-ek, deputy chief of Metropolitan Police Bureau, and Pol. Col. Krisana Pattanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal

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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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Big hunt for Constitutional Court website hacker

THE Digital Economy and Society Ministry has kicked off a big hunt for the hacker of the Constitutional Court website, http://www.constitutionalcourt.or.th, which 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 yesterday, Amarin TV said this evening (Nov. 11). This

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23 university student organisations reject Constitutional Court’s ruling

By Thai Newsroom Reporters TWENTY-THREE UNIVERSITY student organisations today (Nov. 11) issued a joint statement to repudiate the Constitutional Court’s ruling delivered yesterday that calls for monarchical reform were designed to “undermine democratic rule with the Monarch as head of state.” On behalf of the 23 university student organisations, the Student Council of Chulalongkorn University

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Constitutional Court’s website hacked to play music video

  THE website of the Constitutional Court, http://www.constitutionalcourt.or.th, was hacked today (Nov. 11) and transformed to play American experimental hip-hop group Death Grips’ “Guillotine (It goes Yah)” music video after a ruling was passed against three activists yesterday, Sanook.com said today. This court had ruled that the three activists,  Ms. Panusaya Sitthichirawattanakul, or Rung, Mr.

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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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