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Thursday, December 03, 2020

Prayuth Chan-ocha


Thailand PM acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

December 02, 2020 3:17 pm

The ruling comes as Prayuth faces a persistent student-led pro-democracy movement that has been holding frequent rallies demanding that he and his government step down, charging that they came to power illegitimately.

Thai pro democracy protesters rally outside army base

November 30, 2020 12:16 pm

In a recent development to the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Thailand, over 1,000 protesters marched towards the 11th Infantry Regiment in Bangkok. They believe the army undermines democracy in the country.

Thailand revokes emergency decree, protesters demand Prayuth resignation

October 22, 2020 5:18 pm

The emergency rules failed to quell massive anti-government protests that have rocked Thailand for months. Protesters are demanding the resignation of former army chief turned Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a new constitution, and reforms to the powerful monarchy.

Thai Cabinet approves Parliament session to debate protests

October 20, 2020 5:36 pm

Parliament in September made its first attempt at dealing with one of the protesters' demands when it was scheduled to vote on six proposed constitutional amendments. But the vote was canceled at the last minute as Parliament voted instead to set up a committee to further consider such proposals.

Bangkok shuts down transit systems as protesters persist

October 17, 2020 5:07 pm

All stations of Bangkok's elevated Skytrain mass transit system were ordered closed Saturday afternoon in an effort to thwart protests. A line of the underground MRT system was also shut, and police blocked off several roads.

Thailand protests: Thousands gather despite ban; PM refuses to resign

October 17, 2020 12:54 pm

Over the last two days, the Thai police have used violence to suppress demonstrators, as the government intensified its crackdown on the youth-led pro-democracy movement.

Thai police arrest rapper, activists in crackdown on protest

August 20, 2020 2:35 pm

The protests have declared three core demands: holding new elections, amending the military-imposed constitution and ending the intimidation of critics of the government.

Thousands protest against Thai government as pressure rises

August 16, 2020 6:26 pm

Prayuth won elections last year that the opposition says were held under rules to ensure that he kept power. The most vocal opposition party was subsequently banned.

Thai leader tells reporters to quiz cardboard mock-up

January 10, 2018 11:33 am

The prime minister had briefly spoken to the media after attending an event promoting upcoming Children's Day, but deployed his dodging tactic before anyone could ask him about a number of pressing political issues.

Thailand military leader promises elections in late 2018

October 10, 2017 4:22 pm

"Around June 2018, we will announce an election date," PM said. "And around November, we will hold the elections."


Campus-based Thai protest movement extends reach to streets

August 16, 2020 8:11 pm

Thousands of Thai protesters chanting “down with dictatorship” and “the country belongs to the people” joined an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on Sunday that was one of the biggest since a 2014 coup.