Civil liberty is dead in Thailand

‎Thailand army dictatorship has tightened its grip over the nation. Civil liberty does not exist under this circumstance. Further more the mass arrests and summons of political + community leaders and student activists has been seen by many as a political witch hunt to crush any opposition to the army junta iron grip. It is […]

Fear building under the Thai coup

‎It is hard to write under these conditions. I am talking about the days before the martial law. Then when the army declared martial law, my family and I grew worried at the intention of the army. Fear of the worst. Yesterday, the army took control of Thailand. The fear building had finally come. Coup. […]

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White Temple Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun, more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai province.  It is closed to all visitors because of the May earthquake. The caretaker Government is working with the local religious body to repair the temple. 

Pro-PDRC candidate elected as Thai Senate Speaker

The new Senate Speaker is Mr. Surachai Liangboonlertchai, who won 96 votes while Pol Gen Jongrak Jutanont, the other candidate, got 51, with one absention. Mr. Surachai, an appointed senator, was a deputy speaker and acting speaker of the upper house. He is backed by the Group of 40 appointed senators, the anti-government People’s Democratic […]

6 months of siege, now Thai PM Yingluck is removed

The first female Prime Minister of Thailand has been forced out of her position as caretaker premier by the Constitutional Court today. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra came to power in 2011 after sweeping victories in the election, defeating the Democrat Party. Her removal by the court has sent outraged among the rural population outside of Bangkok. […]

Journalist to PDRC: Let them decide on an open election

John Sparks, Asia correspondent for the Channel 4 News, was filming on the anti-government rally’s Ratchaprasong intersection stage in January. He asked this question to Seri who failed to give an appropriate answer. Seri is a well known PDRC propagandist, university academic and president of the transgender beauty contest Miss International Queen. Even the most […]

PDRC’s Hero of the Month

T-shirts of the “popcorn gunman” sold openly in Bangkok. Mr. Vivat Yodprasit, 24, a native of Phitsanulok was caught and in March admitted to being the “popcorn gunman” hired by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). While we frown upon violence, the supporters of PDRC a treated Vivat as a “hero” – proving they rely […]

Journalists were not allowed in Abhisit meeting with army chief

Opposition party leader Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva called on Supreme Commander Gen Tanasak Patimaprakorn today to exchange views on how to end the current political impasse. The closed door meeting was held at the The Armed Forces Headquarters. Journalists were not allowed to the meeting. The irony is that Abhisit has been demanding for live broadcast as […]

Thai Gov’t agreed to extend ISA from 1 May till 30 June

  The caretaker cabinet held its weekly meeting today at the National Science Museum in Pathumthani province to consider a proposal of the National Security Council to extend the enforcement of internal security law (ISA) in Bangkok for 61 more days when it expires end of April. The caretaker government still cannot return to the […]

Thai PM says give opposition head the chance to try out political initiative

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today (Monday) pleaded with all parties concerned not to pre-judge the sincerity of Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva but to give him the chance to try out his initiative to resolve the political stalemate in a peaceful manner. The prime minister also suggested Mr Abhisit to discuss with People’s Democratic Reform […]