Ex-Kaeng Krachan park chief questions PACC’s arm-chair investigation of him

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson has challenged the ruling of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), which found him guilty of malfeasance, for the forced eviction of an ethnic Karen community from the park, and recommended that he be dismissed from government service. In his Line statement, addressed to local media today […]

Q&A: A Close-up View of Myanmar’s Leaderless Mass Protests

Engineers, doctors and even exotic pet owners have come together in opposition to the military coup for what are now Myanmar’s widest protests in three decades. We asked Crisis Group’s senior adviser on Myanmar, Richard Horsey, to talk about what’s happening and why. What was it like to be in the streets during the protests? […]

Palang Pracharat party apologizes Bhumjaithai over 6 MPs abstaining from voting for transport minister after censure debate

The Palang Pracharat party has formally apologized to its coalition partner, the Bhumjaithai party and its secretary-general, Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, for the abstention by 6 of its MPs from the vote in support of Saksayam at the end of the censure debate on February 20th. The belated apology was offered by Mr. Anucha Nakasai, […]

Eight PDRC leaders to spend 2nd night in jail as Appeals Court has not yet heard their bail applications

Supporters and lawyers of the eight convicted key members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), currently being detained at Bangkok Remand Prison, showed up to offermoral support to the detainees today. Personal visits were not allowed, but they were allowed to talk to the detainees via video conference. Democrat MP Ransima Rodrassamee said that, […]

Cabinet Acknowledges Further Relaxation of COVID-19 Control Measures

The Cabinet on 23 February 2021 acknowledged the further relaxation of COVID-19 control measures by allowing more venues and businesses to reopen in four designated zones, following a proposal by the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).   Samut Sakhon province remains the only maximum and strict control area. As for control areas, they comprise eight […]

Former PDRC protest leader Suthep and 25 others sentenced to prison terms

Former cabinet minister Suthep Thaugsuban, who led the mass protests to oust the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra between November 23rd 2013 until May 1st, 2014,was sentenced to five years in prison by the Criminal Court today (Wednesday). 25 other core members of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), which engineered the protests whicheventually led […]