Concerns about the Impropriety of the Thai Election Commission

Election Commission chief Supachai Somcharoen today announced that they would not proceed with the royally-endorsed election of February 2, 2013. Supachai said he was concerned for the safety and security of his commission officials. But the question is whether he has the authority to neglect his duties and deviate from an election which has the […]

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 […]

Disgraced Democrat Party Leader Abhisit faces Mass Murder Charges

Former Prime Minister and disgraced Democrat Leader Abhisit Vejjajiva arrived at the Criminal Court to face charges in connection with the 2010 street protest crackdown. The charges brought forth accused Abhisit of conspiring to murder the protesters and civilians by ordering the Centre for Resolution of Emergency Situation to disperse the 2010 red-shirt protests, which […]

Thailand: Giving the power of choice to the people

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced the dissolution of parliament on Monday morning. For the two weeks, the capital city of Thailand has seen violence from the anti-democracy demonstrators and fascist rioters who want to see their leader, Suthep Thaugsuban. Suthep has promised last week to tear apart Bangkok if his demands […]

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 […]

Suthep wants all trace of the Shinawatra machine gone

I read Lennox Samuels article “Anti-Thaksin Protesters Are Thailand’s Tea Partiers” with interest. He said: But Thailand is supposed to be a democracy. Didn’t Yingluck and her Pheu Thai Party win 265 seats in the 500-seat Parliament in the 2011 election? Didn’t they almost sweep Thaksin’s strongholds in the North and Northeast? Didn’t they win […]

Thai Prime Minister: Suthep wants to dissolve the Parliament

Yingluck Shinawatra, the Prime Minister of Thailand, gave her statement and answered questions from members of the local and foreign press in Bangkok. If you want to listen to Yingluck responding in English to questions from journalists, speed up to 9:17 minutes in the video.  

UN Sec-Gen office statement on situation of Thailand

New York, 27 November 2013 – Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Thailand The Secretary-General has followed closely the events in Thailand over the last few weeks and is concerned by the rising political tensions in Bangkok.  The Secretary-General calls on all sides to exercise the utmost restraint, refrain from the use of violence and […]

US State Dept disagrees with Suthep’s Solution

Violence and the seizure of public or private property are not acceptable means of resolving political differences. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement after anti-democracy mob occupied the buildings belonging to the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

Rule of Law: Safeguarding the public from a violent mob

Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday announced the expansion of the country’s Internal Security Act to the whole of Bangkok, Nontaburi province and Bangpli district in Samutprakarn province which borders Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located in the Bangpli district and the move to impose the ISA is seen as to prevent protestors from occupying […]

Ex-Democrat MP orders Thai mob to attack Nick Nostitz

Violence against journalists is an attack on accountability. That was what happened today. A German freelance journalist was attacked by the Democrat-led mob in Bangkok. Recommended Read: CNN iReport news. Democrat MP, Chumpon Junsai (Suthep’s close aide), announced on stage that Nick Nostitz is “Reds journalist” & urged crowd to kick him out — Sunai […]

The wolf in sheep’s wool: Suthep

The cat is out of the bag, so to speak. Suthep, an ex-MP for the Democrat Party today demanded for absolute monarchy in Thailand. This is a complete contradiction to the objectives of the Democrat Party and what the Opposition Leader, Abhisit, has been saying all this while. Does it come as a complete shock? […]

Video: BlackShirt anti-democracy mob assaulting Thai cops

I fear the ‘blackshirt’ mob are intentionally creating chaos. They are provoking the authorities and want to see the dismantling of an elected government, and install their political leaders. Recently a senior member of the right-wing group called upon the people to remove the government and ban Parliament for at least 4 years. This was […]

Thai Airways: airline passenger privacy breach

Almost a year ago, an air stewardess revealed her intention of embarrassing the daughter of an ex-Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, on en route from Bangkok to Hong Kong. Hate speech along with the revealing of private airline information to the public had caused much distress to Cathay Pacific airline and the passenger but the matter […]

Suthep creates Kangaroo Court for vigilante justice

Democrat Party leader, Suthep Thaugsuban, has given his ultimatum to the Pheu Thai party during a rally speech at the Democracy Monument. Suthep demands that the Amnesty Bill be completely eliminated from the government by 6 pm on November 11. Suthep further stated that a “people’s court” would be established in the middle of Ratchadamnoen […]

Bangkok mob violence threatens safety of children, schools

Satriwitthaya School near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument will be closed on Friday to protect its pupils from any possible harm during the continuing anti-government and anti-amnesty protests in the area. The school is located on Dinso road in Phra Nakhon district, near to the anti-amnesty bill rally site at Democracy Monument. The protest against the government’s proposed […]

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 […]