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Police: Return of Lese Majeste Charges is ‘Inevitable’

BANGKOK — A senior police officer said Wednesday the charges of royal defamation were filed against protest leaders based on their actions, and not as a retaliation against their activism.

Gov’t Lawmakers Attack Student for Speaking Up About Abuse

BANGKOK — Conservative lawmakers allied to PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday lashed out at a university student who publicly identified herself as the victim of sexual harassment in her high school years.

‘Bye Dinosaurs,’ Students Rally for Educational, Political Reforms

BANGKOK (AP) — Secondary school students in Thailand’s capital rallied Saturday for educational and political reforms, defying government threats to crack down with legal action against the country’s high-profile protest movement.

Protesters, Police Clash as MPs Mull Charter Change

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand battled police who sought to keep them from entering the grounds of Parliament on Tuesday to press for constitutional changes as lawmakers debated whether to back proposed amendments.

‘I Don’t Want to Die Before My Mom,’ Monk Fled Thailand for ‘Insulting’ King

BANGKOK — A Buddhist monk said he fled Thailand to avoid being charged and possibly imprisoned for his Facebook posts that referenced His Majesty the King.
Protest in front of the Parliament on Sept. 24, 2020.

Yea or Nay? Rival Charter Protests to Descend on Parliament

BANGKOK — A pro-establishment group on Monday said they will hold a rally in front of the parliament building tomorrow to oppose an attempt to rewrite the Constitution, ahead of a protest to call for extensive charter amendments.

Police Looking to Charge ‘Mob Fest’ Protesters

BANGKOK — Police said on Monday they are planning to file at least three different criminal charges against organizers of Saturday’s anti-government gathering at Democracy Monument.

Protest Promotes a Diversity of Causes, From Feminism to LGBT

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand rallied again on Saturday, promoting a diversity of causes and taking an opportunity to display their rejection of the country’s power structure directly to the monarch.

Royalists Attacked a Car They Thought Thanathorn Was In (He Wasn’t)

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT — Police on Thursday declined to say whether a crowd of hardline monarchy supporters who mobbed and attacked a car thought to be carrying progressive politician Thanathorn Jungrungruangkit would be prosecuted.
A file photo of deputy agricultural minister Thammanat Prompow and his wife Thanaporn Sriwiraj.

Gov’t Defends Appointing Drug Convict Minister’s Wife to Office

BANGKOK — Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam on Thursday insisted that the appointment of a wife of a minister who served four years in Australian prison for a drug trafficking conviction is totally legal.





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