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Opinion: Police showed true colours in ugly clashes outside parliament

On Tuesday, clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police continued from mid-afternoon well into the evening. The protesters had marched to parliament to pressure the government to amend the military-backed constitution. They wanted the removal of the military-appointed...

Protesters must not resort to violence no matter the provocation

Yesterday’s clashes near Thailand’s Parliament marked a turning point for the youth-led, pro-democracy movement.  More than 50 people were taken to hospital for wounds suffered during the outbreaks of violence, some with gunshot wounds.

Possible scenarios after today’s charter debate

Charter Time Line November: The parliament must agree to amend Section 256 of the constitution first to allow for the setting up of the new charter writing committee. The first reading could be approved...

Parliament convenes to discuss charter amendment but ruling party has the advantage

Parliament is set to debate and vote on seven charter amendment motions on Tuesday with voting on the motions scheduled for Wednesday.  The voting has already been delayed for one month as the previous...

Prayut says he will accept constitutional court verdict on army housing even if it disqualifies him

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan o-cha said on Monday that he is willing to accept the Constitutional Court’s decision if they found him to be guilty of living in an army house and thus disqualifying him from...

Government says debate has moved beyond Prayut; his resignation will not solve problems

The resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha will not solve the current social and political conflict, the Office of the Prime Minister said on Monday. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, a representative at the PMO, defended the...

Students call for massive protest ahead of parliament vote

Student pro-democracy demonstrators are calling for a large scale rally outside of parliament as the lower house prepares to deliberate charter amendments on Tuesday.The students say they want a “massive demonstration” to...

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