Thai police raid online casino networks in 7 provinces

Thailand’s cybercrime police raided 8 online casino networks in 7 provinces and arrested 19 people, out of 22 suspects targeted. The raids in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Sara Buri, Rayong, Chaiyaphum, and Chiang Mai, were simultaneous. The police were able to confiscate a total of 8 cars, 199 bank accounts, 2 million THB cash and […]

Thailand’s Appeals Court rejects bail requests of four Ratsadon leaders

The Appeals Court upheld the Criminal Court’s decision to reject the bail requests of four Ratsadon leaders today (Monday). The four Ratsadon leaders, namely Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, Anon Nampa, Somyos Prueksakasemsook and Patiwat Sarainaem, sought bail from the Appeals Court after being charged with lèse majesté and other offences. The court turned down their bail […]

250 academics urge Thai court to release four detained Ratsadon leaders

Over 250 academics from 31 institutions are demanding that the courts release four Ratsadon leaders, currently detained at Bangkok remand prison on lèse majesté and other charges, following the September 19th and 20th protests at Thammasat University and Sanam Luang. The academics have signed a petition seeking the court’s review of its earlier decision to deny bail […]

All eyes on court as Thai charter-change battle approaches D-Day

The current junta-sponsored Constitution is among the most condemned charters in Thai history, yet also arguably one of the most difficult to amend. The push for charter change received another blow on Tuesday (Feb 9), when lawmakers voted 366:316 to seek a Constitutional Court ruling on whether the ongoing parliamentary process to pave the way for […]