Justice Minister admits substance seized in Chachoengsao is not Ketamine

Thailand’s Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin admitted today that authorities have not found any Ketamine in the approximately 11.5 tonnes of materials seized from a warehouse in Chachoengsao province on November 12th. Scientists from the Justice Ministry and forensic experts tested samples, taken from 50 of the 457 sacks, and quickly concluded that they contained Ketamine, […]

Prayut at risk of becoming third PM axed by charter court

General Prayut Chan-o-cha has defied a demand by anti-government protesters for him to step down as prime minister. But he may lose his seat if the Constitutional Court finds him guilty of violating the supreme law next month. The court is scheduled to rule on December 2 whether Prayut violated the Constitution by occupying an […]

Protesters to rally at German Embassy on Monday

Anti-government protesters plan to rally at the German Embassy on South Sathorn Road Monday evening to further put pressure on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to resign. Protest organizers last night called on protesters to converge at Samyan intersection on Rama IV Road at 5 pm and march from there to the German Embassy. The call […]

Police arrest 21 activists ahead of Wednesday’s major rally

Just one day before a major anti-government rally, police on Tuesday afternoon arrested 21 political activists during a swoop on a small demonstration at the Democracy Monument. There was a chaotic scene as policemen dragged one of the activists, Chatuphat Boonpattharaksa, from the top of a pick-up truck and bundled him into a waiting police […]

Fourth Death Anniversary of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great

Several activities have been planned to pay homage to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great (Rama IX) on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of his death, 13 October 2020.   At Sanam Luang ceremonial ground in Bangkok on 13 October at 07.30 hr, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to preside over an […]