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<p>Thai police officers detained an elderly writer after he made comments about the new constitutional draft, which they said might affect national security. &nbsp;</p> <p>Police officers on Saturday afternoon, 12 September 2015, detained a 70-year-old independent writer known by his penname Bundit Aneeya, after he made suggestions at a seminar on the new constitution drafting process at Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok.</p>
By Kongpob Areerat |
<p dir="ltr">At least 100 police and military officers prevented an anti-junta gathering ahead of the of National Reform Council (NRC)’s vote on the new charter in central Bangkok, saying that it is against the Public Assembly Act.</p> <p>At about 3:30 pm, about 100 police officers mostly from Pathumwan Police Station in central Bangkok and military officers in plainclothes barricaded an area in front of Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) to prevent anti-junta activists their supporters to hold an event against the new constitution.</p>
<p dir="ltr">The Thai junta has prohibited an anti-establishment red shirt group to organise a discussion on the 2015 Constitution Draft, saying that the group would propagate false information to malise the regime. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Military officers paid a visit to an anti-establishment red shirt man in northern Thailand, asking his opinions on Thailand’s new draft constitution.</p> <p>According to the&nbsp;<a href="">Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR)</a>, four military officers in plainclothes on Saturday afternoon, 29 August 2015, came to have a discussion with Siriwat Jupamadta, a coordinator of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), a red shirt group, at his office in the northern province of Phayao.</p>
By John Draper |
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-8b09f24b-4b32-81cd-d736-5f4167ef23ab">The Crown Property Bureau (CPB) is one of Thailand’s most revered yet opaque financial institutions. In recent years, however, there have been moves, including by the CPB itself, to increase transparency and discussion of the CPB in the public sphere. Most recently, at a March seminar sponsored by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, Associate Professor Dr.</span></p>