Two reform committees, planned by the Prime Minister’s Office and designed to erase sharp social divisions in Thailand, will be formed and presented for Cabinet consideration Tuesday, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Sunday.
Thailand’s Criminal Court on Thursday approved the temporary release of a detained Red Shirt leader till the 28th of June, allowing him to register as the Puea Thai Party’s candidate in the upcoming Bangkok by-election.
Thousands of anti-government Red Shirt supporters on Tuesday attended the royally-sponsored cremation of the movement's key military strategist, Army Specialist Maj-Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol, in the first large-scale Red Shirt gathering after the 10-week long United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) protests ended last month.
Thailand’s Ministry of Justice on Monday revealed the progress of terrorism investigations by several departments, namely to do with the arrest and trial of nearly 500 suspects involved with the May 19 violence and destruction which plagued the capital.
Thailand’s Department of Special Investigations (DSI) will ask 83 blacklisted individuals and businesses suspected of financing the recent anti-government rallies to come forth for interrogation in the next month. Whilst the continued struggle by detained Red Shirt leaders and Red Guards continues as detention is extended without bail.
The Australian and Brit detained for their involvement in the recent 2-month long political protests in the Thai capital have finally been indicted after serving 30-days in a remand prison whilst investigations were carried out.
BANGKOK, June 16 (TNA) – A group of key anti-government Red Shirt leaders on Wednesday decided to delay their appeal to reconsider their bail request to the court for another ten days, saying they will wait and see the atmosphere of national reconciliation.
BANGKOK, June 17 (TNA) - Thailand's Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) postponed deciding whether to indict nine leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), the 'Yellow Shirts', for seizing Government House in 2008, pending further investigation.
A key leader for the anti-government Red Shirt movement has voiced the groups concerns over the impending appointment of a panel of investigators detailed with examining the 2-month long protests in the heart of Bangkok’s central business district.
BANGKOK, June 6 (TNA) - Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Sunday has endorsed eight new ministers in a cabinet shake-up following a rift between two coalition partners in the six-party ruling coalition.
Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Kasit Piromya has revealed that a team of foreign advisors will be sent to varying countries in order to clarify Thailand’s political situation.
Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday brief over 100 foreign envoys and international organisation over his ‘three step plan’ to national reconciliation and recovery in Thailand. In a parting speech to the international contingent premier Abhisit once again reaffirmed his belief that fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was the chief instigator and financial backer of the recent 2-month long anti-government protests, citing his apprehension as a key component in achieving successful national reconciliation.
BANGKOK, May 29 (TNA) -- Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will Saturday brief foreign envoys and journalists on the political unrest which ended on May 19 following a military operation on anti-government protesters in the capital, according to deputy secretary-general to the prime minister Panitan Wattanayagorn.
BANGKOK, May 28 (TNA) - Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said he is awaiting assessments of the situation in the capital and the provinces from concerned agencies before deciding whether or not to lift the curfew.
BANGKOK, May 28 (TNA) -- Four Thai government agencies are scheduled to meet Tuesday to map measures to return fugitive, ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra to face terrorism charges in Thailand, a senior official said Friday.
A Briton and an Irish-Australian that have been held in remand at a Bangkok prison briefly fronted the Thai court yesterday where their detention was extended by a further week whilst investigations into their roles in the Bangkok riots are continuing.
An Irish-Australian man being held captive in a Thai prison has claimed, in an interview with the Australian media organisation the ABC, that he was merely a peace broker between the Thai military and anti-government protesters and that he was being detained on only minor charges. In addition a British man has been detained on terrorism related charges, accused of inciting a group of Red Shirt protesters in last Wednesday nights destructive end to the 2-month long occupation of Bangkok.
Thailand’s Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) proposed, at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, for an extension of the current curfew in Bangkok and 23 other provinces for a further week. The proposal was made as efforts continue to restore order and a sense of ‘normalcy’ to the nation following over two months of political protests including unprecedented violence and destruction in the capital.
Envoys from over 60 countries were yesterday briefed by Thailand’s Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) on the legitimacy of the government led military crackdown on the Red-Shirts staging ground in the capital. Whilst foreign government officials were evident in abundance during the meeting, a walkout onto the streets of Bangkok revealed a decidedly different picture as the Thai capital still suffers from the effects of Wednesday’s riots and the 9-weeks long anti-government protests.
Various anti-government factions appear to be forming in the aftermath of the recent violent crackdown on Red Shirt supporters despite a relative normalcy being restored in the Thai capital. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has revealed his governments continued effort to map out a plan for national reconciliation, urging the Thai population to “help each other rebuild the (our) nation for the happiness of all."