Thai protesters defy emergency decree and plan to keep gathering

Asia Pacific Oct 16, 2020

Thai protesters defy emergency decree and plan to keep gathering

Anti-government protesters plan to defy a ban on gatherings in Thailand’s capital for a third day and hold rallies across the nation, escalating a three-month old movement in support of monarchy reform and greater democracy. Pro-democracy protesters will return to stage a demonstration in Bangkok ...

Thai protesters critical of monarchy to stage largest event yet

Asia Pacific Sep 18, 2020

Thai protesters critical of monarchy to stage largest event yet

Thai protest leaders are planning the biggest gathering since the 2014 military coup, as they seek to build momentum in monthslong demonstrations for greater democracy and reform of the country’s powerful monarchy. As many as 100,000 protesters are expected at Thammasat University campus in Bangkok ...

Thai police seek protesters who urged change to monarchy

Asia Pacific Aug 19, 2020

Thai police seek protesters who urged change to monarchy

Thai authorities have issued arrest warrants for six activists who took part in a demonstration at which students issued a 10-point call for reform of the monarchy last week, police said on Wednesday as students called more protests. The charges against the six were not ...

Virus gives embattled Thai premier chance to consolidate power

Asia Pacific / Politics Apr 10, 2020

Virus gives embattled Thai premier chance to consolidate power

Thailand’s coup-chief-turned-premier Prayut Chan-ocha has regained sweeping emergency powers to fight the coronavirus outbreak, pinning his political fate to the response he crafts as discontent grows. This week he confirmed a $58 billion stimulus package to mitigate the economic fallout, after earlier efforts were described ...