Meet the Relentless Thai Rights Defender Taking on the Powerful

BANGKOK – She has been threatened more times than she can remember, harassed by legal cases and targeted by online trolls, but Pornpen Khongkachonkiet says she won’t stop championing human rights, especially while the law does not protect Thais from falling victim to “enforced disappearances” by shadowy powers. She is not alone in her concerns. […]

Anti-establishment protesters rally on Aksa Road in Thon Buri

Anti-establishment protesters, led by the Ratsadon group and Salaya Student groups, are gathering this evening on Aksa Road in Bangkok. Pol Maj-Gen Piya Tavichai, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said today that the Salaya Student group had already sought permission, from Bang Plad police, to hold rally between 4pm and 3am Monday morning […]