Army-Sponsored 2007 Constitution of Thailand

Let us have a brief look at the Constitution. 1. In 2006, the army removed the then Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra from his elected position. The electoral process, that is based on a democratic system, was ignored by the army, the Democrat Party and the neo-fascists groups. 2. The initial drafting of the Constitution took […]

Century Practice of Shackling in Thai Prison has Ended

Officially today, May 15, the Thai Government prohibits the shackling of prisoners with serious offenses. The shackling of inmates in prisons has been a practiced in Thailand for over a century. According to officers in charge of prison management, the new regulation will help improve living conditions of inmates. However the prisoners will continue to […]

Border Discussion between Thailand and Cambodia

Thailand is taking the lead to signal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that its relations with Cambodia is based on the ASEAN spirit. “This is a general meeting to discuss border concerns.” Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said. “We have no conflicts at the border.” The meeting is set for Friday. Thailand’s relation with […]

Strengthening Flood Prevention Plans

Yingluck Shinawatra is ready to listen to certain group’s concerns to the THB530 billion flood prevention plans of the Government. In response to groups planning to question or protest against the water, the Prime Minister is hopeful that in due process of consultation, the flood prevention plans will be further shaped for the betterment of […]