Survey shows 75% of Thai women experience domestic violence more than once

75% of women in Thailand are experiencing more than one domestic violence incident and 52.2% of the victims respond in kind against the perpetrators, according to an opinion survey, conducted between October 17th and 23rd among 1,692 women aged 20 and over in Bangkok and its peripherals, commissioned by the Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation. The […]

Commuters and historians seek emergency brake for plans to shut Bangkok’s beloved Hua Lamphong Station

Though most Bangkok commuters travel by Skytrain or MRT, some 10,000 still take the train daily to the capital’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station – and can’t help but dread the station’s closure. Jumping on a train in Rangsit at about 7am, commuters arrive in the city’s heart at Hua Lamphong (officially known as Bangkok Railway […]

Electoral changes to test opposition bloc’s unity

Polite words sometimes could not paper over big conflicts in politics, so Pheu Thai and Move Forward speaking nicely to each other or referring to each other amicably regarding the electoral system should be taken with a grain of salt. They will likely be separately proposing supplementary laws to accommodate the return to the two-ballot principle in a show of “mutual respect” for potential differences in detail, but their disagreement can be anything but minor. Respectful comments emerging […]

Opposition Pheu Thai party to ask Charter Court ruling on Prayut Chan-o-cha’s premiership

The opposition Pheu Thai party will seek a ruling from the Constitutional Court about the premiership of General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the incumbent prime minister of Thailand. Pheu Thai party leader Dr. Cholanan Srikaew said yesterday (Wednesday) that the party is seeking an interpretation of Section 158 (para. 3) of the Constitution, which states that the […]

Pro-monarchy group demands expulsion of Amnesty International from Thailand

Supporters of the Thai monarchy rallied at Government House today (Thursday), to demand that the government expel Amnesty International (AI) from the country for allegedly interfering in internal affairs. AI has an office in Thailand, which was officially registered in 2003. Its current director is Piyanut Kotsan. The pro-monarchy group, calling itself the “Centre of […]

Thai activists warned of ‘state-sponsored attackers’ by Apple

Apple Inc. has issued alert messages to more than a dozen activists and academics who have been critical of Thailand’s establishment, warning that the company believes that their iPhones have been targeted by “state-sponsored attackers”. Many took to social media to reveal the messages which they had received. Assoc Prof. Dr. Prajak Kongkirati, a political scientist at Thammasat University, said he had received two emails […]