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By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights |
Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Don Pramudwinai’s decision to push through with “informal” meetings with the illegal Myanmar military junta despite widespread criticism and condemnation is a betrayal of the Myanmar people and an affront to ASEAN unity, Southeast Asian lawmakers said today.
By Prachatai |
<p>Chinese president Xi Jinping will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which will take place in Bangkok on 14 &ndash; 19 November, Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai said on Monday (31 October).</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The ousted president of Sri Lanka Gobataya Rajapaksa will reportedly return to his home country on Wednesday 24 August. If so, his temporary stay in Thailand will amount to only two weeks although the Thai government gave permission of 90 days.</p>
<div> <div>The Thai Foreign Minister has been shamed by the US Ambassador publicly confirming that a statement expressing Washington’s “concerns” on Thailand’s human rights situation is real after the Minister recently claimed that the statement was not issued by the US Department of State.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On Tuesday, 10 May 2016, AFP <a href="">reported</a> that a spokesperson of the US Department of the State “condemned” Thailand for the arrest on 6 May of an activist's mother. </div></div>
<p dir="ltr">The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) lectured the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Thailand on the country’s political history to justify the detention of a Pheu Thai Party politician.</p> <p>Don Pramudwinai, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, told media that the MFA on Tuesday afternoon, 19 April 2016, met Jesús Miguel Sanz, the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Thailand, to discuss about the current political situation of Thailand, <a href="">Thairath News reported</a>.</p>
<p>Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Ministry is attempting to convince other countries that those breaching the Thai lèse majesté law have committed a criminal offence not a political one. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the media on Wednesday that the Ministry is now trying to communicate with other countries where suspects under Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lèse majesté law, are residing, in order to extradite them back to Thailand.</p>