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Chadchart: Talks being held on Ashton Asoke condo case

  BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said his deputy is holding talks on the Ashton Asoke luxury condo case today (Nov. 25) after the Central Administrative Court passed a verdict to resolve land procurement within 180 days, Matichon newspaper said. The Siam Society under the Royal Patronage had filed a case over the development of project

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Doubts cast over righteousness of Constitutional Court’s ruling on Prayut

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE PHEU THAI Party cast doubts over the righteousness of the Constitutional Court’s ruling delivered today (Sept. 30) in support of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s prolonged rule. The largest opposition party issued a statement to cast doubts over the righteousness of the Constitutional Court’s ruling with respect to relevant sections of

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Urgent! Court to give verdict on Prayut’s 8-year tenure on Sept. 30

  THE Constitutional Court announced after a meeting this morning (Sept. 14) that it will deliver its verdict on suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year tenure at 3 p.m. on Friday September 30, 2022, Matichon newspaper said at noon today. The court considered a petition signed by 171 opposition MPs which Parliament President Chuan Leekpai

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Urgent! Constitutional Court holding special meeting on Thursday to consider Prayut case

THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court has convened a special meeting on Thursday, September 8, to consider the case on eight-year tenure of suspended Prime Minister-cum-Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha after receiving clarification from three witnesses, Naewna newspaper said. This meeting had not been scheduled beforehand with the court having only set a meeting on September 14 to consider

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UN court rejects Myanmar claims, will hear Rohingya case

  By AP and published by Toronto Star The Hague, Netherlands  — Judges at the United Nations’ highest court on Friday (July 22) dismissed preliminary objections by Myanmar to a case alleging the Southeast Asian nation is responsible for genocide against the Rohingya ethnic minority. The decision establishing the International Court of Justice’s jurisdiction sets

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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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Five govt lawmakers lose MP status due to previous anti-vote activism

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters FIVE LAWMAKERS attached to coalition partners in government were today (Dec. 8) deprived of their MP status by judgement of the Constitutional Court over their outlawed activism conducted against a general election seven years ago. The Constitutional Court ruled the anti-vote activism orchestrated by the five deposed MPs, namely Thaworn

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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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Young generations to take to streets again despite court’s ruling: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters YOUNG GENERATIONS OF pro-democracy people will likely return to street protests in a sustained move for monarchical reform now that the Constitutional Court has delivered a ruling against it, said a noted academic yesterday (Nov. 11). Chulalongkorn University political scientist Puangthong Pawakapan said a large number of students and other

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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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