Some 15 ethnic Muslim Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang region were detained in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo intending to emigrate to Turkey. A joint border patrol operation of Thai soldiers and police discovered a group of 15 Muslims refugees, 10 of whom were children, hidden in a forest 200 metres from the Thai-Cambodian border […]
Suthep Thaugsuban is a man filled with loathing. He said on Thursday night at the PDRC rally site in Lumpini Park. “If you still do like this, your son will have to learn Kaag language.” His supporters cheered and blew their whistles in support. “Kaag” is a derogatory Thai word, usually used to describe Arabs, […]
The political crisis in Thailand has generated discriminatory practices within the health care sector. Pro-government and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) supporters condemned Dr Rienthong Nanna, director of Mongkutwattana General Hospital in Chaeng Watthana after he declared on his Facebook on Saturday that his privately-run hospital would give special privileges to “friends and […]
FCCT POSITION ON MEDIA INTIMIDATION The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand is a journalists’ club which has a policy of strict neutrality in any political conflict. However, the club’s professional membership will speak out when the principles of freedom of expression and media freedom are threatened. In this light, the professional membership of the FCCT […]
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today urged the Government, pro- and anti-government protest leaders and parents to protect children by keeping them away from all protest sites after the latest round of deadly political violence claimed the lives of three children and severely injured two others. A 5-year-old girl was killed when gunmen attacked […]
Abhisit Vejjajiva is the leader of the Democrat Party who is facing murder charges of Red Shirt protesters during the violent crackdown in 2010. The central leadership decided on Saturday to not contest in the election, which has been set for February 2, 2014. Irresponsible politicians. By avoiding the election, Abhisit has proven that the […]
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” […]
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 […]
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.
Thai Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has ruled out an early election, following six days of protests aimed at removing her from office. She told the BBC the situation in Thailand was not calm enough for polls. She also said she would not authorise the use of force against protesters occupying government ministries. She was speaking after demonstrators […]
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 […]
There has been a rapid formation of anti-Government informal groups in Bangkok. It has always been in Bangkok, the core power base of the Democrat Party. The simplicity of politics, where the politicians of a dwindling party but those with the character of the prosperous and rich, has overturn the inclination that our country is […]
There was a Twitter Storm last night. Barely could keep up on the timeline as Thais tweeted about the Red Shirt rally, to show their support for democracy, the Government and Prime Minister, Yingluck. For more photos, go to this Facebook.
A middle-aged man was beaten today by the Democrat Party-led mob. He was drunk and the mob thought he was an undercover policeman. It turns out that the poor victim was a fellow protester who was drunk on local whiskey as he was celebrating the gathering. Irrespective of his intoxication, the mob had no right […]
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 […]
UPDATE: my comment was quoted by Global Voice Online’s article entitled “Thailand’s Ex-Prime Minister Criticized for ‘Stupid Bitch’ Remark” ———— xxx ———— Opposition Leader and Democrat Party chief Abhisit Vejjajiva has come under fire for making insulting remarks widely believed to refer to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Abhisit and members of the political party have failed […]
Tony Blair met with Abhisit Vejjajiva, the unelected ex-Prime Minister of Thailand. This cartoon explains the effect of meeting the man who ordered the brutal crackdown of Red Shirt demonstrators in 2010.
PM tells police to exercise restraint in dealing with demonstrators Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reiterated to the police to exercise restraint when handling demonstrators and approach them through negotiations rather than forces. The policy was given while Ms. Yingluck was chairing a meeting of the Police Commission and related security units […]
Red Shirt group rallied at the headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and called on members, specially Amara Pongsapich (Chairperson), to resign en masse for its “distorted” conclusion on the 2010 political protest. Pongpisit Kongsena, leader of the People’s Power Alliance, spoke through a loudspeaker, charging the NHRC members with tarnishing the commission’s […]
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 […]