Tags : Amnesty Bill


Video: Huge Anti-Amnesty Protest in Bangkok

Thousands took to the streets in opposition to a bill passed by the lower house of the Thai parliament offering a blanket amnesty for all people involved in political rallies, political expressions, and political conflicts that took place from 2004 to Aug 8, 2013. This footage shows a large crowd chanting loudly in the Asoke […]Read More


Thailand’s charter court rejects bill on composition of senators

BANGKOK, Nov 20 – The Constitution Court today ruled as unconstitutional the Parliament’s passage of a bill requiring all members of the Senate to be elected, not partially appointed. The nine judges voted six to three in favour of lawmakers’ petitions against the approval of the bill which has been submitted by Prime Minister Yingluck […]Read More


Thai civil society groups seek to impeach 310 ruling party

BANGKOK, Nov 18 – A group of Thai civil society organisations today submitted a petition with 23,000 signatures to the speaker of the Senate seeking to impeach 310 members of parliament who voted for the controversial Amnesty Bill. Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanij received the petition lodged by representatives of civil society groups, university students and […]Read More


Former Democrat MP Suthep calls for intensified measures to root

BANGKOK, Nov 16 – Former Democrat MP Suthep Thaugsuban announced last night at the anti-government demonstration on Rajdamnoen Avenue that the group would intensify measures to root out what he called the “Thaksin Regime” from Thailand. Speaking before thousands of protesters on the stage at the Democracy Monument, Suthep said that after 16 days of […]Read More


Senate of Thailand to reject Amnesty Bill

BANGKOK, Nov 11 – Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich announced that the senators will reject the blanket amnesty bill passed by the Lower House in today’s deliberations as they trust the coalition government’s pledge to stop pushing the law. Mr Nikom made the remark as the 150-member Senate starting deliberation of the amnesty bill which sparked […]Read More


DSI urges Bangkok protesters to end rally

BANGKOK, 11 November 2013 (NNT) – The Department of Special Investigation is urging demonstrators to end their rallies to minimize damage to the country’s economy and security. DSI chief Tarit Pengdit said that core leaders should call off anti-government activities after the government had promised to drop the blanket amnesty bill from Parliament agenda. His […]Read More