House committee slams Thai police for arresting, defrocking Cambodian monk

Monks boarding a pickup truck in Kalasin, Thailand
Monks boarding a pickup truck in Kalasin, Thailand. Photo: Marshall Astor.

Thailand’s House committee, tasked with scrutinising a bill against torture and enforced disappearances, has cried foul over Tuesday night’s arrest and defrocking of a monk [Read More…]

Bangkok police deny use of live rounds against anti-government protesters

Royal Thai Police pick up in Bangkok
Royal Thai Police pick up in Bangkok. Photo: Ian Fuller / flickr. CC BY-NC 2.0.

The Thai police have not resorted to the use of lethal weapons including live rounds in dealing with anti-establishment protesters, and that only rubber bullets [Read More…]

Police say 47 million baht to repair five water cannon trucks not expensive

Thai police using water cannon to disperse protesters on Rama I Road in Bangkok, beneath Siam BTS Station, on 16 October 2020
Thai police using water cannon to disperse protesters on Rama I Road in Bangkok, beneath Siam BTS Station, on 16 October 2020. Photo: Prachatai / Youtube. CC BY 3.0.

The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) has described the estimated 47 million baht price tag for repairs to five water cannon trucks as “reasonable”, because the [Read More…]

Killer cops’ case sheds light on rampant police abuse of suspects, reform unlikely: HRW

Thailand immigration police BMW smart car that have inbuilt alerts and tracking systems as well a live connection to database-driven information, linked to the country’s biometric system
Thailand immigration police BMW smart car that have inbuilt alerts and tracking systems as well a live connection to database-driven information, linked to the country’s biometric system. Photo: Per Meistrup. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Thanks to social media and a whistle blower, who leaked the chilling video of a group of police officers torturing a drug suspect to death, [Read More…]

Royal Thai Police authorities observe first demonstration of practical drunk-driving checkpoint in Bangkok

A soi in Bangkok
A soi in Bangkok. Photo: ZANYBUNNY / Pixabay.

Bangkok – Thong Lor police station hosted the first demonstration of a brand new drunk-driving checkpoint in the Thong Lor district of Bangkok last night, [Read More…]