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Thailand’s Parliament Passes Bills on Torture and Forced Disappearances in

BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand’s House of Representatives voted 368-0, with one abstention, in favor of the 4 bills on torture and forced disappearances. Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said the law is needed to stamp out torture and forced disappearances by state officials, which are serious human rights violations. The 34-section bill includes penalties for offenders […]Read More

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Prayut denies opposition MP’s accusation he bribed a group of

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hit back at Pheu Thai MP Visarn Techateerawat, of Chiang Rai province, for accusing him of giving five million baht in cash each to a group of MPs in Parliament during the third day of the censure debate today (Thursday). The prime minister said that the MPs came to see him […]Read More

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Prime Minister Prayut Ready for Censure Debate

BANGKOK, Aug 31 (TNA) – Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha arrived at the parliament for a censure debate and confirmed he was ready for it. In the no-confidence debate, the opposition targeted Gen Prayut and five other ministers for allegedly poor national administration and inefficient responses to COVID-19 outbreaks. The debate was set […]Read More

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Anti-riot police and water cannons at parliament ahead of Parliament

Six water cannon trucks have been stationed in front of Thailand’s parliament, in addition to hundreds of anti-riot police, to cope with protesters from the anti-establishment Ratsadon group today (Friday). According to the Mob Fest web page, protest organizers are urging their followers to gather at parliament at about 5pm, purportedly to observe the censure […]Read More

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Hundreds of protesters gather in front of Parliament to demand

Hundreds of protesters and activists have taken to the streets to protest in front of the Parliament of Thailand in the framework of the debate on the motion of no confidence against the Government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan Ocha, which ends this Friday and will be voted on Saturday. The protesters, mostly young, have […]Read More

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Police charges against 30 demonstrators outside the parliament

Bangkok police will charge about 30 demonstrators over the rallies outside the parliament and police headquarters this week, a police spokesman said on Friday. He said no decision had been made yet on whether to lay lese majeste charges against anti-government protesters. Full story: Bangkok Post Wassayos Ngamkham BANGKOK POSTRead More

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Riot police fire water cannon to protesters as Parliament debates

As parliamentarians debated the bills seeking to amend the constitution, police battled anti-government protesters trying to break through barriers outside the Parliament at Kiakkai intersection. At one point scuffles also broke out between pro-democracy protesters and royalists dressed in yellow. As least 9 people were reported to have been injured after police used high pressure […]Read More

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Barbecue dinner in front of parliament planned for tomorrow

The anti-establishment Khana Ratsadon will hold pork barbecue dinner in front of parliament tomorrow, from 4pm to 9.30pm, as fellow protesters lay siege to parliament to pressure legislators approve the draft constitutional amendment proposed by the iLaw non-governmental organization. According to the Facebook page of the Free Youth group, each barbecue set, for 2-3 persons, […]Read More