Thai parliament to discuss political situation and reform of the monarchy

Thailand’s parliament is scheduled to convene for a special session tomorrow (Monday) for two days of debate on the current political situation and related issues, in a bid to work out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Mr. Prasert Chantharawongthong, Secretary-General of the opposition Pheu Thai Party, said today that they will field about 20 […]

Drag queen group adds colour to anti-government protests

Members of Thailand’s LBGT community added a lighter side to the anti-government protests at Ratchaprasong intersection today. A group, named “Drag Queen”, drew considerable attention for their distinctive make-up and costumes, and unconventional hair colours and styles. A member of the group told Thai PBS that this is not the first time they have joined the […]

Protesters to rally at German Embassy on Monday

Anti-government protesters plan to rally at the German Embassy on South Sathorn Road Monday evening to further put pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign. Protest organizers last night called on protesters to converge at Samyan intersection on Rama IV Road at 5 pm and march from there to the German Embassy. The call […]

Five Thai freighter crewmen missing in the sea off Taiwan

Two Thai crew members of a freighter were injured and five others are missing after their vessel capsized in rough seas off Gao Song town in Taiwan on Friday night. According to the FleetMon – Tracking the Seven Seas website, the Tuvalu-registered cargo ship, named Seatran Ferry 12, or Olive Maru No 8, encountered rough […]