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 […]

Takes courage to halt violence against women

The launch of Thailand’s pioneering One-Stop Crisis Centre by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on 9 April 2013 reinforces the continuing efforts to respond to and prevent violence against women and girls. The One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) includes a hotline managed by trained staff, a network of 22,000 crisis centres around the country and 1,300 […]

Thailand combating violence against women

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra urges all sectors to join hands in combating violence and pledges assistance to victims of violence. In September, the Thai premier had advocated the need for equality at the United Nations Human Rights Council‘s 24th Session in Geneva. Yingluck on Sunday presided over the opening ceremony of an anti-violence project hosted […]

V for Thailand attacks the police and each other

According to eye witnesses and news report, many of the white-masked protesters assaulted policemen who were assigned to protect the peace. Pepper spray was indiscriminately used against the authorities which also affected pedestrians and unprepared members of the movement. The white-masked protesters are anti-Government, have rejected the 2011 electoral results, displayed violence and have been […]

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 […]

Courts and Judges are Not Above the Law

Rangsit University on Sunday arranged a forum on the current political situation with participation from academics and representatives of the civil society. One of the participants, Charas Suwanmala, the rector of the Faculty of Political Science, said threatening and pressuring the court was not democratic and urged the government to protect the court. The court […]

Democrats to issue more Lies

The Democrat Party continues to puzzle the Thai people with its political scandals, outbursts and antics. Apparently the Democrat Party wants to write to all the foreign ambassadors in Thailand to denounce Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech about democracy when she was attending the 7th Ministerial Conference on the Community of Democracies. Mr. Chawawanont (Democrat spokesman) […]