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Redshirt leader Jatuporn Prompan speaks to reporters on May 19, 2020.

2010 Crackdown: Red Leader Says Justice Will Never be Delivered

BANGKOK — Redshirt leaders held a religious ceremony at a temple on Tuesday marking the 10th anniversary of a military crackdown against their supporters, which left about 90 people dead.
Phalang Pracharat MPs Patcharin Sumsiripong and Karnkanit Heawsantati, center, during their visit to the Ministry of Justice on May 18, 2020.

Coalition MPs Call For Castration of Rapists

BANGKOK — The House Committee on anti-rape measures on Monday called for a law that would force convicted rapists to be punished by chemical castration.

Army: No Soldier is Prosecuted for 2010 Crackdown

BANGKOK — Ten years after a military crackdown that left about 90 people dead, no army personnel has ever stood trial over the killings, a spokesman said Friday.

Thailand Delists China, 3 Others From Disease Countries

BANGKOK — The government on Friday night removed four countries and territories from a list of countries with a high degree of the coronavirus outbreak.

Wife of Cabbie Killed in 2010 Crackdown: ‘Abhisit Never Apologized’

44-year-old Pan Kamkong was caught and killed in a crossfire during a military crackdown on Redshirt protests in Bangkok in 2010.
“#SeekTheTruth” projected onto the structure of BTS Siam on April 10, 2020.

DefMin Seeking Legal Action Against Crackdown Graffiti

BANGKOK — The Defense Ministry will file legal action against those responsible for a light spectacle commemorating the 2010 crackdown on anti-government that left about 90 people dead, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Royal Ploughing Moved to Palace Due to Pandemic

BANGKOK — This year’s ceremony marking the beginning of Thailand’s planting season took place inside a royal residence on Monday due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Security officials at a COVID-19 screening checkpoint in Chachoengsao province.

Prayut Orders Survey on Lifting Virus Emergency Decree

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered a public survey to gather opinions on whether the emergency decree should be lifted, officials said Monday.
Grounded Thai Airways planes at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Thai Airways Union Opposes Privatization Under Bailout Plans

BANGKOK — The labor union of the national flag carrier on Thursday rejected the government’s bailout proposal, which is said to open the possibility of the airline becoming a privately-owned company.

Prayut Orders Officials to Spend More Time Working From Home

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday ordered all government units and state firms to have their personnel spend more time on working from home to reduce risks of COVID-19 infection and help relieve traffic congestion.





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