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 […]

6 months of siege, now Thai PM Yingluck is removed

The first female Prime Minister of Thailand has been forced out of her position as caretaker premier by the Constitutional Court today. Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra came to power in 2011 after sweeping victories in the election, defeating the Democrat Party. Her removal by the court has sent outraged among the rural population outside of Bangkok. […]

Journalist to PDRC: Let them decide on an open election

John Sparks, Asia correspondent for the Channel 4 News, was filming on the anti-government rally’s Ratchaprasong intersection stage in January. He asked this question to Seri who failed to give an appropriate answer. Seri is a well known PDRC propagandist, university academic and president of the transgender beauty contest Miss International Queen. Even the most […]

PDRC’s Hero of the Month

T-shirts of the “popcorn gunman” sold openly in Bangkok. Mr. Vivat Yodprasit, 24, a native of Phitsanulok was caught and in March admitted to being the “popcorn gunman” hired by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). While we frown upon violence, the supporters of PDRC a treated Vivat as a “hero” – proving they rely […]

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 […]

Final battle is upon us, indicates PDRC fascist chief

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban told supporters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee to brace for the “final battle” and wait for his signal after the Songkran festival. The PDRC neo-fascist chief said he was confident that the battle would end by the end of this month (April) and “the people will triumph because the situation has […]

Tens of thousands pro-Gov’t supporters show faith in democracy

The “Red Shirt” chief, Mr. Jatuporn Prompan promised on Sunday that the red shirts will come back for another big rally on the day the charter court rules on the case involving the transfer order of Thawil Pliensri. The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) leader told government supporters gathered on Aksa road that […]

18 anti-democracy leaders get free pass to escape conviction

‎The Criminal Court on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of arrest warrants for 18 leaders of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and Network of Students and People for the Reform of Thailand (NSPRT), including Suthep Thaugsuban, for violating the emergency decree. ‎Even with news and police reports about the violence and intimidation caused by PDRC […]

Lets not have an election, says the Democrat Party

Democrat Party Spokesman Chavanond Intarakomalyasut pleaded with all political party members and those in the coalition government to take one step back and not be so eager to host another general election in the near future. He further stated that the solution to the country’s problems is not in the hands of the Democrats, but […]

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 […]

Thai court protects law-breaker from India

The Civil Court has issued a temporary injunction for Indian business tycoon and activist Satish Sehgal against the deportation order signed by the Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO). Mr. Satish’s brother, Mr. Arthit Sehgal, today represented him in filing a lawsuit with the Civil Court against government authorities involved in the issuance of a […]

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 […]

When spirituality used in Thai politics

Monks play an important role in spiritual and social aspects of Thailand. Remembering the incidents of a monk, a co-leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) has left many confused about the role of religious “neutral” people of the cloth. Extracts from Reuters’ 1st March article: A young Thai man and woman are on […]

Two Thai soldiers arrested for illegal possession of weapons, ammunition in Bangkok

Two army soldiers were arrested in possession of two guns and a large amount of ammunition late on Sunday night night at a police security checkpoint on Lang Suan road in Pathumwan district near Lumpini Park, according to media reports on Monday. The arrest was made after police from the Metropolitan Police Division 5 stopped […]

Once again PDRC chief uses hate speech

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, […]

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.