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 […]

US democracy summit is ‘pure politics’ – FM Don

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Thursday dismissed the “Summit for Democracy” to be hosted by the US and to which Thailand was not invited as “nothing more than pure politics.” He also insisted that not all the ASEAN countries have been invited to join the virtual event scheduled for December 9-10. “It’s nothing more than […]

Net users, you are being watched

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The Bangkok Post

Over the past two years, Thailand has not just suffered repeated Covid-19 waves, but it has also faced growing discontent and criticism. Widespread protests have taken place calling for major reform of the political establishment. Many aspects of these protests have been innovative, not only because they challenged usually taboo subjects such as monarchy reform and the army in politics. The protests took place both on the streets as well as the internet. The internet has become an increasingly important space in Thailand’s pro-democracy movement, with digital-savvy netizens using the web to sp… Read more about Net users, you are being watched

Ex-red shirt boss seeks Amnesty ban

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The Bangkok Post

A former red-shirt leader is backing a key government figure’s call to have the human rights watchdog Amnesty International banned in Thailand. Anon Saennan, the ex-leader of the protest group Red-Shirt Villages of Thailand but still a member, said the group will launch a campaign to pressure the group to stop operating in the kingdom. The move came after Seksakol Atthawong, an assistant minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, said that the human rights group should be expelled from the country. Amnesty International is known to have criticised the government’s treatment of political proteste… Read more about Ex-red shirt boss seeks Amnesty ban