A Thai man has been jailed for selling satirical calendars allegedly defaming the monarchy, prompting worries over freedom of speech.
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A model who fled to Thailand after condemning a military coup in her country Myanmar has been barred from returning to Bangkok.
Opposition party Pheu Thai may block formation of a quorum in Monday’s special Parliament sitting on the new MP election bill.
An exiled Lao political activist who was arrested over the weekend for overstaying his visa has been released on bail by Thai authorities.
Thailand’s pro-democracy movement depends on the tenacity of important activists who walk a tightrope to keep the movement alive.
Thailand’s protest movement has shifted from anti-monarchy to anti-misrule protests. Journalists face an uphill task covering it.
At least ten anti-government figures have been denied bail amid fresh calls for royal reform and the resignation of the prime minister.
A dozen Thai pro-democracy student activists were charged with royal defamation over demands last year for reforming the monarchy.
On Thursday, pro-democracy demonstrators took to the streets of Thailand’s capital to resume calls for the government’s resignation.
Hazing is a decades-long practice to initiate first year students in Thailand. However, critics say the practice fosters authoritarianism.