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Yingluck Breaks Silence on Junta’s Constitution [Transcript]

BANGKOK — In a rare expression of political opinion, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today wrote about her concerns over Thailand’s new constitution, which is being drafted under the auspices of the ruling military junta.

Govt Defends PM’s Leading Election Questions

BANGKOK — A government spokesman Sunday sought to defend four leading questions posed on national television by the prime minister that cast doubt on his commitment to restoring civilian rule.

2010 Unrest Murder Trial: Abhisit Released On Bail

(12 December) Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has attended the court trial for the first time to fight charges related to the military crackdown he had authorised in 2010.

NHRC To Hold Talks Between PCAD and Assaulted Journalist

BANGKOK — Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will mediate a discussion between representatives of the anti-government protest movement and a German reporter who was allegedly assaulted by the protesters’ guards, a top official said on Wednesday.

More Arrested in Connection to Referendum Letters

CHIANG MAI — Two days before a referendum in which voters will accept or reject a new constitution, the crackdown on any opposition to the charter continues with two new arrests Friday.

Thai Parliament to Close Forever New Year’s Eve

BANGKOK — The House of Parliament will close its doors for good New Year’s Eve as part of a plan to relocate the legislative seat of power to a new riverside location, an official said Wednesday.

Police Arrest Motorist Vowing to Shoot Those Who Defame King

BANGKOK — Police on Friday detained a motorist who had threatened to kill anyone defaming the late King in a video online and said weapons-related charges could be filed against him.

Military Junta Summons Activists, Academics

BANGKOK — The military junta summoned for 35 more people to the Army Club, among them activists and academics who spoke out against the coup.

Commission Unveils 3 Proposed Bangkok Election Maps

BANGKOK — The Election Commission on Thursday unveiled three new proposed electoral constituency maps for Bangkok. The three are being subjected to public feedback before...

Redshirt TV Channel Ordered Off the Air

BANGKOK — A Redshirt-run television station has been permanently canceled after Thai authorities decided its news coverage was politically divisive and could "incite unrest."

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