Protesters end rally at Bangkok’s German Embassy

Thousands of protesters ended their rally in front of the German Embassy on South Sathorn Road after submitting a letter addressed to the German government stressing their call for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign and demanding a probe into HM the King’s frequent visits to Germany. The pro-democracy demonstrators started gathering at Samyan intersection […]

Election Commission to file criminal charges against Thanathorn

The Election Commission today decided to file criminal charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the now-defunct Future Forward Party in connection with the 191-million- baht loan case that has doomed the political party. Thanathorn is accused of violating the political parties law which limits an individual’s contribution to a political party to 10 million baht. […]

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 […]

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 […]

WFP launches domestic flights in Myanmar to support COVID-19 response and humanitarian operations [EN/MY]

YANGON, MYANMAR – A United Nations chartered flight, operated by the World Food Programme (WFP), departed from Yangon today transporting medical supplies and front-line aid workers to support the COVID-19 response and humanitarian operations in Rakhine State. WFP arranged this humanitarian flight because domestic commercial air services have been temporarily suspended in Myanmar in September, […]