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  • July 2, 2015

    Activists sing for their son, outside jail

    Pai was among the 14 being detained for violating the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ban on political gatherings of five or more persons and for allegedly committing sedition by calling for the ouster of the military regime of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha. Wiboon and Prim Boonpatararaksa...

  • June 30, 2015

    Court verdicts put a high price on political protests

    The case concerns the yellow shirts, or the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protesters, who occupied Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports in late 2008 to oust the Thaksin camp from government. Airports of Thailand took the group to court and the lower and Appeals courts ruled that the 13 accused should pay up to Bt600...

  • June 29, 2015

    'AOT can ask court to order PAD to pay'

    AIRPORTS of Thailand (AOT) can ask the court to order the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to pay damages for its illegal occupation of two Bangkok airports in 2008, according to Jesada Anucharee, a lawyer at the Lawyers Council of Thailand. If the court verdict against the PAD becomes final, the company could officially...

  • June 28, 2015

    Bt20 million worth of valuables stolen from former PAD leader

    Praphan filed a complaint with the Khannayao police station that his safe box with several valuables, including expensive watches and Buddha amulets, and gold and jewellery ornaments in his wife's bedroom were stolen.

  • June 27, 2015

    PAD learns of final verdict over airports

    However, it was found that the final verdict had already been made and therefore the group could not appeal with the Supreme Court as planned. A court document doing the rounds in the social media implies that the case has already reached its final stage. Suriyasai Katasila, a former PAD spokesperson...

  • June 26, 2015

    Police officer gets 2-year suspended term for not blocking attacks on PAD

    Pol Maj-General Thanayut Wuthicharatthamrong, formerly known as Rittirong Thepchanda, was found guilty of dereliction of duty for failure to arrest assailants who assaulted People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) protesters campaigning against the Thaksin government. The Criminal Court had sentenced Thanayut to a suspended two...

  • June 24, 2015

    PAD member seeks to raise Bt7m to cover court fees

    The 13 are being sued by the Airports of Thailand (AOT) for shutting down Bangkok airports in 2008. Maleerat Kaewka, one of the PAD leaders, posted a message on Facebook saying she was shocked to hear that the Court of Appeals had ruled that Chamlong Srimuang and 12 others, including herself, must...

  • June 24, 2015

    Testimony of Glyn Davies

    Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. I am honored to be President Obama's nominee to serve as the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. I thank the President for the confidence he has placed in me by putting me forward to the...

  • June 22, 2015

    US apology

    Pramote Nakornthab, a former Thammasat University lecturer, was addressed as "Dr Pramote Nakornthab, Anti-Thaksin Activist" on an invitation for the Fourth of July celebration to be held on July 2 at a Bangkok hotel. Pramote was known for playing a leading role in the People's Alliance for Democracy, or yellow-shirts, against former...

  • June 22, 2015

    Month of MERS changes pattern of daily life

    ... the first case of a patient with the virus on May 20, the nation has fallen into a deeper state of panic with each passing day, pushing the people to change their life patterns to best prepare themselves for the worst-case scenario -the virus being transmitted to the general community. From school...