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<p dir="ltr">Thailand’s human rights agency will submit a letter to the Thai junta leader, urging it to reconsider the plan to merge the agency with the Ombudsman Office, while civil groups condemned the plan.</p>
<p>The Thai authorities summoned the US Chargé d'Affaires for talks over visits by US Embassy staff to red shirt leaders and ex-Pheu Thai politicians in the Northeast, noting that the visits might have a political effect and be inappropriate. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>Pro-coup ultra-nationalists have attacked the Facebook page of the&nbsp;<a href="">US Embassy in Bangkok</a>&nbsp;after the US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific criticized the junta’s martial law, with some comments going as far as calling the US terrorists.</p>
<p>The military summoned a prominent Pheu Thai politician for a discussion reportedly due to his Facebook post on the impeachment of former premier.</p> <p>Military officers from the 1st Army Region Command on Thursday summoned<a href="">&nbsp;Chaturon Chaisang</a>, a well-known politician from the Pheu Thai Party and former Education Minister. He was reportedly summoned because he posted comments on Facebook and twitter about the impeachment of Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister ousted out by the 2014 coup.</p>
By Harrison George |
<p>In a move that caught observers completely unaware, the National Anti-Corruption Commission has initiated moves to impeach the National Legislative Assembly.</p> <p>Fresh from its victory in impeaching former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the NACC seems intent on purging Thai politics of all forms of corruption.&nbsp; And in their way of thinking, voting constitutes a form of corruption.&nbsp;</p>