Tags : monarchy

Paint drips off Thai police HQ walls, protests heat as country leader calls for crackdowns

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies on Thursday to crack down on pro-democracy protestors, days after police used tear gas and water cannons at a Bangkok rally. The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding a new constitution, unprecedented calls to reform the untouchable monarchy, and for Prayut to resign. […]...Read More

Thai royals hunch under mass protests, cancel ‘state of emergency’ laws in ‘first move’ to stability

Thailand’s government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms. The decree had banned public gatherings of more than four people and allowed censorship of the media, among other provisions. It was challenged […]...Read More

Govt-critical Thai TV station shutdown over ‘violations’

A Thai court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of an online TV station critical of the government, which has accused it of violating emergency measures aimed at ending three months of protests. Voice TV had also been found to have breached the Computer Crime Act by uploading “false information,” digital ministry spokesman Putchapong Nodthaisong told […]...Read More

Anger and paint to fling at the royals: Thai protestors clash with police, call for curbs to monarch powers

Thai police scuffled with paint-throwing protesters and arrested at least 21 of them before a royal motorcade passed by on Tuesday, drawing chants of “release our friends” as King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s convoy swept past. Such open dissent towards the monarchy has no recent precedent in Thailand, and came on the eve of the latest planned […]...Read More