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  • August 26, 2014

    Veera, 7 others in custody but not charged yet

    ... Second Cavalry Division, took the eight to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD). Burin said police were allowed under the law to detain them for no more than seven days without charge. If they are not formally charged within the period, they will be released. He said he had interrogated the eight...

  • August 25, 2014

    Setting the clock back to zero with an amnesty ain't so easy

    ... that "sets the clock to zero", as sought by the Thaksin camp, would spark another round of political conflict. Although the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has denied recent media reports that it planned to conduct an opinion survey on amnesty for political cases, an in-depth investigation...

  • July 16, 2014

    NLD cancels rally in Sittwe due to security concerns

    ... regions nationwide, including Yangon and Mandalay. They have held rallies in all targeted townships except Sittwe. Hundreds of thousands of people attended rallies at which Aung San Suu Kyi appeared. According to the NLD, more than 3.3 million people signed the petition to amend Section 436 between May...

  • July 15, 2014

    Bt300 million earmarked to repair Govt House

    ... - will undergo renovations. The Nari Samosorn building, which was previously used as a news centre, will be turned into a reception area for government guests. The news centre will be moved to Command building. The work also includes dismantling a media room near the Thai Khu Fa building, where...

  • June 30, 2014

    Where will 'reform' place the judiciary

    ... of the judges. And whatever comes out of the "reform" process in this regard will determine Thailand's political course. Pheu Thai, like the People Power Party and the Thai Rak Thai Party before it, has been at the "wrong" end of Thailand's checks and balances. Whereas its opponents applauded such court...

  • June 18, 2014

    Discussion held on securing Veera's release

    He was among seven Thai nationals arrested in December 2010 for illegally crossing a disputed Thai-Cambodian border area. Veera is the leader of the Thailand Patriot Network, a splinter group of the yellow-shirt People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) movement. Five members of the group were released in January 2011, but an additional...

  • June 17, 2014

    Colour-coded leaders visit activists

    Thida Tavonseth, former chairwoman of the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, and her husband Weng Tojirakarn visited Sombat Boonngamanong, Jeng Dokjik, Tom Dundee and Somyot Preuksakasemsuk at the prison. People's Democratic Reform Committee leader Chamlong Srimuang visited Dhamma Army co-ordinator...

  • June 4, 2014

    Life as a 'guest detainee' of the military

    ... we might be able to leave, if at all. They treated our group, which included two former deputy prime ministers, the leader of the yellow-shirt People's Alliance for Democracy, Sondhi Limthongkul, the legal adviser to former premier Yingluck Shinawatra, red-shirt leaders, myself and others with respect and politeness. Make...

  • May 30, 2014

    Military calls on both sides to reconcile

    Those invited to the meeting included some of the people still being detained by the junta and some who have been released such as former acting premier Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, former foreign minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, former PM's secretary-general Suranand Vejjajiva, Worachai Hema, Padung Limcharoenrat...

  • May 30, 2014

    Junta offers three-step route to democracy

    The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) yesterday declared a roadmap to propel the country towards democracy in three stages. NCPO spokesman Colonel Winthai Suvari said the NCPO called a video-conference with government officials at central and provincial levels to issue them policies. He said they...