Nearly Everyone Knows the PDRC Protesters are Armed

A Thai state-owned public broadcaster, MCOT, released the following news:- Thailand’s army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha today called on the government to urgently end the widening use of weapons to attack protesters, judges, independent agencies and state office buildings. He said the use of weapons, whether on protesters or the authorities, was a serious offence against the […]

Yingluck’s Statement on the National Reform Council

Statement on the National Reform Council Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Respected fellow Thai citizens, Amid the ongoing political conflict, I would like to express my gratitude to academicians, businessmen, and fellow citizens from various sectors who wish well for the country and have given opinions in order to find a resolution […]

Thailand: 1 percent rebelling against the 99 percent

Democracy is defined as “Government by the people, exercised directly or through elected representatives.” and “a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.” In the most laid back definition, democracy is about “majority rule” […]

ASEAN says work for Democracy but Yellow Shirts say No

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is truly concerned over Thailand’s political deadlocks. According to ASEAN official messages sent to the Government yesterday, the Heads of State and Governments of ASEAN Member States have been closely following the current development in the Kingdom of Thailand. The ASEAN member countries wish to reiterate that political stability in […]

Thai Gov’t proceedings to amend charter is legal

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has that asserted the government’s proceedings to amend the charter was legally sound, and the recent ruling by the Constitutional Court did not have precedent. According to Yingluck, the Office of the Council of State has been tasked with studying the court verdict. Regarding the Phuea Thai Party’s announcement it will […]

The Rule of Law is at the heart of the United Nations’ agenda

Through these discussions, the forum aims to build momentum and contribute ideas and actions towards the deliberations of the post-2015 Development Agenda and ongoing review of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, of which the Royal Thai Government is a proud participant. HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha (Ambassador to Austria and the United Nations Office in Vienna […]

Thailand: anti-amnesty violence

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged protesters to maintain law and order during their demonstrations – emphasizing that the government will, indeed, accept the Senate’s final verdict on the amnesty bill. Yingluck responded to the Democrat Party’s contentious remarks over the amnesty bill by stating that the government has made its stance […]

Video: 24th Regular Session of Human Rights Council

Yingluck Shinawatra became the first Prime Minister of Thailand to address the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. She was invited to give a keynote speech about rights and liberty at the 24th Session of the Council in Geneva on September 9, 2013. Watch the video of her speech. Recommended Read: Advocating Equality, Anti-Poverty […]

Thailand trying to overcome the Abhisit factor

The National News Bureau of Thailand reports: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assured the United Nations of the government’s intention to promote and protect human rights and democracy.  During her official visit to Switzerland, PM Yingluck met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay. The Thai Premier told the UN High Commissioner that […]

Tony Blair Supports Gov’t Reconciliation Process In Thailand

Visiting former British prime minister Tony Blair says that he is ready to fully support attempts to bring about national reconciliation in Thailand through shared experiences. Government Spokesman Thirat Rattanasewi told journalists that Blair expressed his intention during his private discussions with Thai Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra here on Monday morning, before […]

Malaysia praise Thai Government’s courage in Deep South

Malaysia today stated its willingness to continue being an intermediary in the peace negotiation in southern Thailand. “It is up to the Thai government and National Revolutionary Front whether Malaysia should continue being a facilitator or changed into mediator,” Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin told Malaysian and Thai journalists after paying a courtesy call on […]

Amara Pongsapich with her preconceived opinion

In 2010, with the army crackdown and street protests in motion, Ms. Amara Pongsapich the Chairwoman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), presented flowers to the then-Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. Ms. Amara’s lack of neutrality has caused outrage among civil society, human rights defenders and the families of the victims who were killed by army […]