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Crackdown on ‘Chana’ Environment Rally Seen as Betrayal

BANGKOK — A leader of the anti-Industrial-zone development project in Songkhla province accuses the government of not wanting to honour its agreements made last year to delay and carry out fair assessment on the proposed Chana Industrial Complex.

Cops to Spend 30 Mil. Baht Buying Tear Gas, Sound Cannons

BANGKOK — An opposition lawmaker challenged a proposal by the Royal Thai Police to buy more anti-riot equipment at the price tag of 30 million baht.
Pro-democracy activist Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul talks to the media after leaving the Constitutional Court where her protest activities came under legal review in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Constitutional Court Says Calls for Royal Reform May Be Seditious

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that three pro-democracy activists who called for reform of the monarchy were attempting to overthrow the nation’s system of government with the king as head of state.

Parliament Approves Election System Charter Change

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Parliament on Friday approved a constitutional amendment changing how lawmakers are elected, a move expected to allocate more seats to big parties at the expense of smaller ones.

Prayut Sacks 2 Cabinet Members Suspected of Disloyalty

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sacked two Cabinet members on Thursday, including one who was widely reported to have unsuccessfully plotted for him to lose a parliamentary no-confidence vote last week.

Protesters Keep Up Fight To Oust Prime Minister

BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters gathered Sunday in the Thai capital Bangkok, seeking to rejuvenate their movement to oust the country’s prime minister and institute political reforms.

Prayut Prevails Over Parliamentary Censure Motion

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha won votes of confidence in Parliament on Saturday, helping to steady his government after it had come under intense criticism for bungling its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

No-Confidence Debate Focuses on Pandemic

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai lawmakers on Tuesday began a no-confidence debate targeting Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and five of his Cabinet members, with the opposition focusing on charges the government bungled its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A file photo of former PM Yingluck Shinawatra.

Court Overturns Order to Fine Yingluck 35.7 Billion Baht Over Failed Rice Scheme

BANGKOK — The Administrative Court on Friday repealed the military government’s order to fine former PM Yingluck Shinawatra for 35 billion baht over her loss-ridden rice subsidy program.
A riot police fires rubber bullets at anti-government demonstrators on Feb. 28, 2021.

Watchdogs Unsettled by Police Firing ‘Rubber Bullets’ on Protesters

BANGKOK — Human rights groups on Tuesday said the riot police’s use of rubber baton rounds during Sunday’s crackdown on protesters was disproportionate.

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