Pro-PDRC candidate elected as Thai Senate Speaker

The new Senate Speaker is Mr. Surachai Liangboonlertchai, who won 96 votes while Pol Gen Jongrak Jutanont, the other candidate, got 51, with one absention. Mr. Surachai, an appointed senator, was a deputy speaker and acting speaker of the upper house. He is backed by the Group of 40 appointed senators, the anti-government People’s Democratic […]

Thai Gov’t agreed to extend ISA from 1 May till 30 June

  The caretaker cabinet held its weekly meeting today at the National Science Museum in Pathumthani province to consider a proposal of the National Security Council to extend the enforcement of internal security law (ISA) in Bangkok for 61 more days when it expires end of April. The caretaker government still cannot return to the […]

Opposition to continue boycotting the ballot box

Thailand’s general election held in February was declared invalid Friday after disruption by opposition mob, setting the scene for possible talks between warring political parties about new polls to end the deadlock. While the ruling from the Constitutional Court further delays the formation of a new Government, it also offers a possible exit from the political […]

PDRC guards prevent bomb squad into Bangkok rally site

At 1 pm Tuesday, the police officers from the Lumpini police station tried to enter the park to check the explosion scene but they were stopped by the “guards” of the mob. The obstruction and lack of cooperation among the members of People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) is repeated today when “guards” prevented authorised explosive […]

CMPO investigates PDRC involvement in assault case

Statement of CMPO, as of March 6, 2014 At 13:00 hrs. Mr.Tharit Pengdit, Director General, Department of Special Investigation, briefed the press on the outcome of the meeting of the Center For Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) earlier in the day, gist as follows: The CMPO wished to inform that the board of immigration has […]

Appreciation to the Royal Thai Police

Few days ago, Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra met with a contingent of policemen. She offered her thanks and deepest appreciation to the Royal Thai Police force for their dedication to the Rule of Law and protection of public during the violent street PDRC protests.

PDRC mob rallies will continue for months, says CMPO

The political rallies by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) will drag on for several more months because the anti-government group has not yet achieved its goal of overthrowing the administration, said Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO) Director Chalerm Yubamrung. Police Captain Chalerm, the CMPO Director, asserted that ‘verdicts’ handed out by independent […]

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 […]

Iran: Travel Advisory to Thailand

The Iranian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday warned the country’s nationals to avoid taking unnecessary trips to Thailand. The warning came in the wake of growing anti-government protests in Thailand, where armed demonstrators have for months pushed for the resignation of Caretaker Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra. “This is to inform the Iranian […]

23 killed, 768 injured from PDRC “Bangkok Shutdown” protest

The number of deaths and injuries from political violence all over the country from Nov 30 last year to Feb 28 has been put at 23 killed and 768 hurt, according the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Erawan centre. PDRC chief, Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban, had better remember that if it wasn’t because of his political ambition to […]

No more street protests in Bangkok, unless it’s at Lumpini Park

‎PDRC chief and neo-fascist leader, Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban declared a shutdown to his “Bangkok Shutdown” street protests with the exception of one. The former Deputy Prime Minister, who is also facing a mass murder charge, has ordered his mob on Friday to regroup to the rally site in Lumpini Park. Political analysts say that such […]

Unchallenged, PDRC guards assaulting public

It was reported on Thursday that the “guards” from People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) had assaulted and illegally detained a man who works in an agency of the Government. The assailants’ reasons are unknown but this is not the first time random assault on the public has been made. Despite the growing violence committed by […]

Thailand’s Economic Fallout

Thailand announced a slump in trade figures on Tuesday with the biggest drop in imports in more than four years in January, as months of anti-government protests extended their economic toll beyond falling tourism numbers. The protesters, whose disruption of a general election this month left Thailand in political limbo, aim to topple caretaker Prime […]

Unbecoming of a Thai Monk

Phra Buddha Issara is a Thai Buddhist monk of great political controversy. ‎This daring ambitious man reminds us of another another monk who flew around in a private jet sporting a branded handbag and is a fugitive on the run from the Thai law. Some Thai monks have grown either attached to their comfort with […]

UNICEF urges “child-free” protest sites after violence claims three young lives

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 […]

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 […]

Heroic Thai policeman tries to save lives

Violence erupted in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, yesterday when the Thai Royal Police tried to disperse anarchists and members of the so-called People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). After failed negotiations and consultations between the police and the unrepentant fascist leaders of PDRC and former MPs of the Democrat Party, the police moved in to uphold the […]

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 […]