People’s Army planning a rally in Bangkok

It is almost forgivable to mistaken the new self-styled “People’s Army” with the People’s Army of Vietnam. The Thai version of it comprises of Pitak Siam, People’s Alliance for Democracy, disgruntled members of Thai politics, Thai Patriots Network, communists and the V for Thailand “White Mask” group. They have agreed to join Pitak Siam’s 4 […]

Thailand destroys 337,725 landmines

Thailand states that it has never produced or exported antipersonnel mines. The country formerly imported antipersonnel mines from China, Italy, the United States, and the former Yugoslavia. It completed destruction of 337,725 stockpiled antipersonnel mines on 24 April 2003. But the insurgency in southern Thailand (also known as the “Deep South”) has seen extensive use […]

Thai communists wearing Guy Fawkes masks

It is very interesting to see how Thai communists are now wearing the Guy Fawkes masks along with their uniforms. It is more interesting to see that these young men and women stand side by side with their political allies – the Yellow Shirts (or commonly known as PAD) and members of the Democrat Party […]

Troubled Times for Abhisit Vejjajiva

In early May, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) filed two more charges related to the vicious army crackdown of Red Shirt demonstrators which resulted in almost 100 people dead. The charges are against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban. Abhisit and Suthep, then director of the Centre for the Resolution […]

A Threat to “Kill” Red Shirts

Following Facebook case, now a Twitter case of equally “Open & Blatant” threat to “Kill” Red Shirts. A post from Thai Journalism Watch, written by Terence Chulavachana, revealed the extent of hate speech of a Thai soldier who looks down upon the Red Shirts. In the post, Terence says: “I swear I will send bullets […]

Thailand, I Don’t Understand: Wrong is Wrong

Thailand has seen its fair share of political strife, army coups and the demonstrations, with the presence of insurrection, rallying call for freedom and destructive physical force in the country. In 2006, the army, in a coup d’état, removed Thaksin Shinawatra from his elected post of Prime Minister and established a junta that pushed for a new […]

Thailand presses for more Efforts to aid Rohingya

Thailand presses for more efforts to aid Rohingya Thailand today asked Bangladesh to help verify the nationality of Rohingya ethnic people on its border with Myanmar. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra raised the issue during bilateral talks with her Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of the Second Asia-Pacific Water Summit. The unsettled issue […]

2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Thailand

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra launched the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit event in Chiang Mai, Thailand. More news and pixs: Water Security Dependent on Leadership and Empowerment Water Security Summit in Chiang Mai      

Anti-RedShirt Foreigners Do Not Know About Democracy

The Pheu Thai Party has repeated its call for Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva to take responsibility for the violent end to the red-shirt protests in 2010. The third anniversary of the May 19 crackdown is an emotional time for those who lost a loved one and the people who were injured by sniper bullets. Anti-RedShirt […]

Disability Campaign will Improve Accessibility in Thailand

Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, launched a nationwide campaign in respect to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities. The Thai Government campaign an opportunity to address the needs of people with disabilities, by focusing on promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society. Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s […]

Thai Spring Movement Against the Thai Institution

A prominent retired police general and an outspoken ex-senator launched a web page yesterday to mobilize an online campaign against the Yingluck Shinawatra Government. The duo, Pol Gen Vasit Dejkunjorn and former senator Kaewsun Atibhodi, supported by an ICT team in their Bangkok “war room” are funded by a small collation of disgruntled members of […]

Rejecting Anti-Democratic Regime

Components of an anti-democratic regime is not only visible but thriving in Thailand. There are still many pockets of neo-fascism and Thais wanting a feudal-style political arena. These factions are primarily holed in Bangkok and scattering influences outside of Thailand. Their anti-democracy beliefs are championed by their leaders, many who are very influential corporate captains […]

Deep South Thai Militants Targeting Children and Women

In the deep south, separatists militants are targeting children and women. I have read the same news in the foreign media. For a long long time, separatists militants have subjected both Muslim and Buddhist Thais to a reign of terror. The militants execute Muslim Thais, accusing them of being informants to the authorities and systematically […]

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 […]

Thai Politics: Breaking New Ground on History Manipulation

The Democrat Party issued a statement on May 7, 2013 in response to Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech about human rights and democracy when she was invited by the President of Mongolia at the 7th Ministerial Conference of Communities of Democracies. It seems that the Democrat Party felt offended that Yingluck’s speech reflected the reality of Thailand, […]

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Northern Thais to Remember the Dead of 2010 Crackdown

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship chair Tida Tawornseth is expected to lead the red shirts in performing a religious service and holding events to remember those killed during the violent crackdown that forcibly removed the UDD protesters from the protest site they had occupied for two months. Pol Sen Sgt Maj Pichit said the group […]

On the Offensive: Military Snipers during 2010 Crackdown

Former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva had called in army to crack down on the Red Shirt demonstrators in Bangkok. Snipers were deployed to shoot-and-kill. Nearly 100 people died and over 2000 people were injured, while Abhisit hid in the military barrack.   โดนยิงตายกว่า 100 ศพ บาดเจ็บกว่า 2000 คน ยังมารวมตัวชุมนุมกันอีก…อย่างนี้ต้องจ้างเท่าไหร่? tfn5.info/board/index.ph… twitter.com/thomasFATCAT/s… — ThaiFreeNews (@thomasFATCAT) May 19, […]

Thai Patriots Network told to leave Sanam Luang

The Thai Patriots Network, which is a group of right-wing neo-fascists, is planning for a protests to disrupt the relations between Thailand and Cambodia. The protests for ownership of the Preah Vihear Temple (known as Phra Viharn by Thai people) is supported by the far right-wings of the Democrat Party and their ally, the People’s Alliance […]

Red Shirts rally towards the Thai Parliament

Red Shirt members of the Radio Broadcasters for Democracy movement were heading to the parliament with the intention of submitting a letter to the senate speaker demanding the removal of the nine Constitution Court judges. As part of the Thai Government in freedom of peaceful assembly, the rally went on as planned, monitored by the […]