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Police Check 25 Celebrities on their ‘Call Out’ Posts

BANGKOK, July 23 (TNA) – Police are checking the messages of 25 actors and celebrities who have called out criticisms on the government’s performance via social media and will take legal action if they violate laws. Pol Maj Gen Piya Tavichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said the bureau received a complaint from […]Read More

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Rapper Danupa ‘Milli’ Kanatirakul Fined for Libel

BANGKOK, July 22 (TNA) – Rapper Danupa “Milli” Kanatirakul was fined 2,000 baht for libel in relation to her Twitter-based post, criticizing the government’s performance. The 18-year-old rapper, accompanied by her lawyer acknowledged a libel charge at Nanglerng police station. The station summoned her today after Aphiwat Khanthong, head of the government’s committee probing activities […]Read More

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Government critics risk 1 month ‘re-education’

Regime critics could be detained for one month under the government’s new “training course” re-education programme, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said. “I initiated the idea myself. In the past, they [critics] were summoned to come and undergo ‘understanding’ but when they went back their behaviour was unchanged. Read more: Bangkok PostRead More

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EU criticism of Thailand ‘misguided’

Thailand has expressed its disappointment over the European parliament’s damning resolution on human rights situation in the Kingdom, saying it did not reflect the reality of the ground. The resolution did not reflect a clear understanding of the situation and developments in Thailand and the government’s efforts to protect and promote human rights, said Foreign […]Read More

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PM warns critics to keep quiet or face attitude adjustment

Anyone who badmouths against the government or the National Council for Peace and Order will be summoned for “attitude adjustment”, warned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on Monday. Commenting of Mr Wattana Muangsook who claimed he was assaulted by a man who was believed to be a military personnel but he refused to take the case […]Read More

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Stricter security ordered after worldwide criticism over Uighur deportation

BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 (NNT) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has ordered Thai embassies and consulates-general worldwide to step up security for the safety of Thai nationals after worldwide criticism over Thai Government’s deportations of a hundred Uighur refugees to China, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sek Wannamethee revealed on Friday. Mr.Sek […]Read More