Month: January 2014


Court rules today on warrants for arrest of 19 protest

BANGKOK, Jan 31 – The Criminal Court will decide today on whether a request to issue arrest warrants for 19 protest leaders including former Surat Thani MP Suthep Thaugsuban will be permitted. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) yesterday resubmitted its request after the court rejected it on Tuesday due to insufficient evidence. Read more: […]Read More


Suthep says protesters will not block polling units on February

People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) leader Suthep Thaugsuban declared last night that anti-government protesters will not blockade all polling units but will allow them to open on February 2 election. His declaration of no obstruction of the polling units earlier feared by the Election Commission and the Center for the Administration for Peace and Order […]Read More


PCAD Leader Threatens Vibhavadi Rangsit Tollway Closure

(31 January) An anti-government protest leader has threatened to shutdown the tollway connecting downtown Bangkok with one of its international airports. Mr. Issra Somchai, the core leader of the People’s Committee for Absolute Democracy With the King As Head of State (PCAD), made the threat after the military has not responded to his request for […]Read More


Danish Man ‘Stabbed By Russians’ in Pattaya

(31 January) A Danish tourist said he had been attacked by two knife-wielding Russians in Pattaya last night. Police received reports last night that a foreign man has been injured near a park in front of Royal Cliff hotel. The victim was later transported to Pattaya Memorial Hospital by rescue workers. Read more: More


Violence feared as red shirts ordered to protect Sunday’s poll

The likelihood of a volatile confrontation during this Sunday’s snap election has increased after a red-shirt leader yesterday urged government supporters to help ensure the voting would not be interrupted. Thida Tavonseth, chairperson of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), made her appeal to the red shirts nationwide after the anti-government People’s Democratic […]Read More


Pattaya Highway Minivan Crash Injures 22 Students

More than 20 Pattaya students were injured when their school minibus crashed on Wednesday morning, with eight being taken to hospital for treatment. The minivan had been travelling alongside a container lorry, whose 24-year-old driver failed to spot a parked pick-up in his lane until it was too late. Read more: pattaya105.comRead More