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‘KhonthaiUK” trio get 1 year jail for defaming Prayut, Prawit

  THREE defendants who shared information found to have defamed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan about the planned purchase of a satellite worth 91.2 billion baht with this material posted on KhonthaiUK Facebook page were sentenced to one year imprisonment, TV Channel 7 said this afternoon (Oct. 12). Found guilty

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Vietnam jails citizen journalists for ‘abusing democratic rights’

By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia Hanoi – A Vietnamese court has jailed five citizen journalists for “abusing democratic rights”, drawing sharp US criticism of the communist government’s crackdown on freedom of speech. Vietnam’s hardline administration often moves swiftly to stifle dissent, jailing activists, journalists and any critic with large audiences on Facebook, which

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Chuan: Five MPs given jail terms are all out

PARLIAMENT President Chuan Leepai said today (Feb. 25) that five MPs, among them three ministers, who were sentenced to imprisonment without bail have to immediately vacate their positions, Thai Rath newspaper said. The five of them are Mr. Buddhipongse Punnakanta, former digital economy and society minister, Mr. Nataphol Teepsuwan, former education minister, both MPs of

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Three ministers, Suthep jailed for anti-Yingluck chaos

THE Criminal Court today (Feb. 24) sentenced three ministers and protest leader and former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban to imprisonment for mounting street protests that toppled former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in 2014 with the three ministers immediately losing their positions, Sanook.com and Thai Rath newspaper said this evening. Altogether 39 suspects who were

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