Ratsadon protesters peaceful as they denounce the Thai government

Followers of the anti-establishment Ratsadon group gathered in front of parliament Friday evening, but the crowd appeared to be outnumbered by police. Water cannon trucks and hundreds of police were deployed around parliament to maintain peace and order, but the protesters did not pose any threat, besides blocking the road with a six-wheel truck, being […]

Thai PM and nine ministers survive opposition censure motion

As anticipated, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine cabinet ministers have survived the opposition’s no-confidence motion, in a roll call vote in parliament Saturday morning, at the end of the four-day debate late Friday night. House Speaker Chuan Leekpai told the media, before the vote,that every MP’s name would be called in turn and asked […]

Opposition believe they won people’s hearts while losing the censure vote

Opposition parties are satisfied with their performance during the four-day censure debate, despite losing the vote, because they believe they have won the hearts of many people. Opposition leader and Pheu Thai party leader Sompong Amornvivat pointed out that, although Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha received 272 votes of confidence, they were fewerthan he received in […]