Thai royalist group launch political party to protect monarchy

An ultra royalist group in Thailand launched a new political party on Wednesday to defend King Maha Vajiralongkorn, amid unprecedented calls for reform of the monarchy by a youth-led protest movement. The “Thai Pakdee” (Loyal Thai) party is an offshoot of a royalist group of the same name formed last August to counter street demonstrations… Read More Thai royalist group launch political party to protect monarchy

Thai students stage dinosaur-themed protest against government, monarchy

With a parade of people dressed in dinosaur costumes to represent Thailand’s establishment, high school students led a protest by thousands of people in Bangkok on Saturday with calls to bring down the government and reform the monarchy. It was the first major protest since Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday that police would… Read More Thai students stage dinosaur-themed protest against government, monarchy

Thousands protest in Thailand demanding resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha

Thousands of people protested in Bangkok on Saturday in the latest in months of anti-government demonstrations that have also called for reforms to Thailand’s powerful monarchy. A few kilometres away, thousands of royalists gathered in yellow shirts and waved Thai flags as they waited to greet King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who was expected to attend a… Read More Thousands protest in Thailand demanding resignation of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha

Thailand begins legal action against Facebook and Twitter over content violation

Thailand began legal action on Thursday against Facebook and Twitter for ignoring requests to take down content, in its first such move against major internet firms. The digital ministry filed legal complaints with cybercrime police after the two social media companies missed 15-day deadlines to comply fully with court-issued takedown orders from Aug. 27, the… Read More Thailand begins legal action against Facebook and Twitter over content violation

Thailand to launch legal action against Facebook, Google and Twitter over content violation

Thailand’s digital ministry said on Wednesday it would start legal action against Facebook, Twitter and Google this week for ignoring some requests to take down content, in what would be the country’s first such cases against major internet firms. The ministry would file complaints with cybercrime police on Thursday after the U.S. companies missed deadlines… Read More Thailand to launch legal action against Facebook, Google and Twitter over content violation

Thai royalists hold rally to support monarchy amid reform demands

About 1,200 Thai royalists gathered on Sunday to support the monarchy after almost daily student-led, anti-government protests calling for change, with some seeking reforms of the powerful institution. Waving national flags and holding pictures of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, the group of mostly older people, called “Thai Pakdee” (Loyal Thai) many in yellow and some in… Read More Thai royalists hold rally to support monarchy amid reform demands

Thai police arrest activist Anon Nampa over demand for monarchy reform

Police in Thailand said they had arrested human rights lawyer Anon Nampa for a third time this month on Tuesday, to charge him for sedition over his role in a political rally where calls were made for reforms to the country’s powerful monarchy. “The police brought Anon to the station to read him the charges… Read More Thai police arrest activist Anon Nampa over demand for monarchy reform