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Protest against execution of 4 activists held in front of Myanmar embassy

  MYANMAR citizens joined by Thais held a protest amid the rain in front of the Myanmar embassy on Sathorn road this afternoon (July 26) over the execution of four political activists by the junta yesterday, Matichon newspaper said. The protesters released a statement condemning the execution of democracy campaigner Kyaw Min Yu, better known

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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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Feature: Often-used Thai words in today’s political jargon

By Thai Newsroom Reporters MORE OFTEN THAN NOT are several Thai words and phrases used in the current political jargon for which metaphorical or figurative definitions of persons or their characteristics are provided and probably intertwined with sarcastic or disparaging innuendos.  Those slangy expressions may not only become the latest catchphrases on social media describing

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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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Coups, dissolutions blamed for disruption to partisan growths

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAI POLITICAL PARTIES have never established much growth largely due to unpredictable, capricious disruptions by coups and dissolutions, commented chief opposition whip Suthin Khlangsang today (Feb.25). During today’s floor debate on the constitution’s organic law pertaining to political parties, Suthin remarked coups have been staged at the whims of the

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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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Jailed protest leader’s birthday celebrated outside prison

  THE Thalufah activist group held a birthday celebration for jailed protest leader Mr. Panupong Chadnok, or Mike Rayong, and also celebrated Christmas for three other jailed protest leaders outside Bangkok Remand Prison today (Dec. 26), Matichon newspaper said. At around 5 p.m. members of this activist group tied a large cloth banner with the

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Party chiefs refute claims Parliament to be dissolved

LEADERS of government parties have dismissed speculation the Prime Minister’s recent sense of urgency was a sign he is planning to dissolve Parliament, assuring observers the government remains tightknit, NNT said today (June 12). Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, as leader of the Phalang Pracharat Party, said today that the current administration will complete

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