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On the night of 10 April a car bomb exploded at the basement parking lot of Central Festival Samui shopping mall, which locates on Surat Thani

Military Detain Redshirt Under Article 44 for Koh Samui Bombing

On the night of 10 April a car bomb exploded at the basement parking lot of Central Festival Samui shopping mall, which locates on Surat Thani’s Samui island.   NONTHABURI – Col. Winthai Suwaree, spokesperson of the ruling military junta, told reporters yesterday that soldiers have arrested Narin Ambuathong an apparent redshirt at his residence […]

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Assuming absolute control: Thai military junta revokes martial law, but…

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday. Pic: AP. UPDATE [April 1, 2015]: Martial law has been officially lifted, according to a Royal Gazette statement televised (full PDF in Thai) on Wednesday evening at around 9.40pm local Bangkok time. As widely expected, Article […]

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Thailand’s Army Chief Tells Military to Back NCPO’s Policies

Commander-in-Chief Gen. Udomdej Sitabut   BANGKOK – The army chief has called on all armed forces to adopt the policies of Prime Minister Prayuth’s  National Council for Peace and Order in helping keep Thailand in peace and order. Col. Sirichan Ngathong, deputy army spokesperson, said that Commander-in-Chief Gen. Udomdej Sitabut has instructed all forces and newly recruited […]

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Lawyer plans march to campaign against military court hearings

THE AUTHORITIES will closely monitor activities by people “who still do not understand” the junta and will take legal action if they violate the law, a military spokesman said yesterday. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Activists slam use of military courts

Activists slam use of military courts Relatives and friends gather at a military court in Khon Kaen offering moral support to 26 defendants allegedly involved in the 'Khon Kaen model' in October. The use of the Military Court to try civilians came under new pressure Thursday. (Bangkok Post … Full News here – Read more […]

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Relying on military ‘is not sustainable’

TECHNOCRATS have relied on military dictators over the past five decades to push for their preferred policies, but this is not sustainable due to the lack of legitimacy, Thammasat University economist Assoc Prof Apichat Santitniramai said. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Preah Vihear dilemma demands more than military skills

THE border with Cambodia still sits as the core of a dispute between the two countries – although things look calm on the surface, as politically “viral” groups in Thailand remain busy with other issues. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Rich police and military officers appointed to NLA try to avoid reporting their assets

The Bangkok Post in an editorial earlier this week entitled “NLA lawsuit harms PM” about 28 members appointed to the NLA who were trying to avoid reporting their assets. Key excerpts: A small group in the new legislature is taking a large risk by refusing to report assets and liabilities as ordered. In a stunning […]

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Cobra Gold 2015 Joint Military Exercises End in Lop Buri

Cobra Gold 2015′ joint military exercise ends . LOP BURI – Cobra Gold 2015 has held it’s closing ceremonies, with Thailand’s Defence Forces Chief Gen Worapong Sanganetra saying he was satisfied with the ‘Cobra Gold 2015’ joint military exercise and that every other participating country was also satisfied and would join the war games again […]

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Military court amendment approved despite criticism

THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved the proposed amendment to the 1955 Military Affairs Act despite concerns by critics both at home and abroad that the amendment could lead to the detention of civilians by military commanders. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Army chief says amendment just to modernise military courts

Army Chief General Udomdej Sitabutr yesterday reassured the public that the amendment to the jurisdiction of the military courts aimed only to modernise military legal procedures and it would not lead to basic human rights being violated. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told a conference of foreign military attaches from 25 countries that lese majeste violations "affect the hearts of many Thai people."

Thai Junta Tells Foreign Military Attaches Lese Majeste Law Needed to Protect the “Feelings” of the Thai People

National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told a conference of foreign military attaches from 25 countries that lese majeste violations “affect the hearts of many Thai people.” – Photo Khaosod   BANGKOK – Col. Winthai Suvaree a spokesperson for the Thai Junta, known formally as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), told […]

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Chaturon’s lawyers seek review of military court’s jurisdiction

FORMER justice minister Chaturon Chaisang, who is facing the military court for refusing to answer a summons from the military junta, has asked the Criminal Court to review if the military court has the jurisdiction to put him on trial. He also asked the military court to forward his petition to the Constitutional Court to […]

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Military Halts Construction of Huge Pagoda on a Chiang Rai Hilltop

Military Halts Construction of Huge Pagoda on a Chiang Rai Hilltop – File Photo CHIANG RAI – Maj-Gen Pornchai Duriyaphan, deputy director of the Chiang Rai Internal Security Operation Command, has reported that Soldiers, Chiang Rai Forestry Officials and Provincial Police teamed up to halt the construction of a huge pagoda on a Chiang Rai […]

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OHCHR ‘misunderstood’ military court amendment

THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) said yesterday that the concerns expressed by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Amnesty International that an amendment to the 1955 Act on the Organisation of Military Courts would affect civilians were unfounded. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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