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 […]

Two Thai soldiers arrested for illegal possession of weapons, ammunition in Bangkok

Two army soldiers were arrested in possession of two guns and a large amount of ammunition late on Sunday night night at a police security checkpoint on Lang Suan road in Pathumwan district near Lumpini Park, according to media reports on Monday. The arrest was made after police from the Metropolitan Police Division 5 stopped […]

Security guard attacked, detained by PDRC supporters

‎Mr. Yuem Nillar says he was beaten, tied-up and dumped into a river by PDRC protest guards. (Images from Policespokesmen Facebook) The victim, a security guard at a company in Bangkok, said he was resting in Lumpini Park after finishing work on the morning of Feb 24 when 2 PDRC “guards” approached him demanding that […]

Thailand Political Crisis Hurting the People, Economy

The worsening conflict is beginning to take a toll on the country’s economy, with Thailand’s currency falling to a fresh three-year low of 32.82 baht to the dollar in early trading Thursday. The Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Office on Thursday lowered its economic growth forecast for 2014 to 4.0% from 5.1%, but warned that growth […]

Bangkok security checks reveal guns and grenades

Deputy police chief Pol.Gen. Ek Angsananant confirms the police have set up check points to prevent a third-party attempt to incite violence during the political protests. Pol.Gen. Ek on Sunday inspected many check points such as those at Lat Phrao junction on inbound Vibhavadi Rangsit road, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the head office […]