2 Oct 2023
In May 2023, a man arrested for alleged involvement in the October 2013 ATM bombings in Yala and Pattani was released After serving nine years and six months in prison. However, two days before his release, the Songkhla prosecutor filed for a court order to place him under special preventive measures based on a law designed to control the behaviours of ex-criminal who commit sexual or violent offences. Ahead of the court ruling on 4 October, Hara Shintaro asks whether it is appropriate for such a law to be applied to suspects in security cases in an area where several special security laws are already being enforced.
25 Mar 2016
The authorities have prohibited an anti-coal power plant group in a northeastern province from hosting religious fundraising event, reasoning that it threatens national security. Transborder News reported on Thursday, 24 March 2016, that military officers urgently summoned 30 villagers of Bamnet Narong District, Chaiyaphum province, to their office. The villagers are oppenents of the Bamnet Narong coal power plant.
5 Nov 2015
Thai anti-junta activists indicted under the junta’s political gathering ban have refused the jurisdiction of military courts in their cases, reasoning that they should be tried by the courts of justice.
17 Mar 2015
The concept of “national security” is manipulated at the hands of the military
25 May 2014
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issued a 37th announcement, granting authority to the Army Court to prosecute all crimes in violation of Article 107-112 of the Criminal Code, or the crimes against the monarchy including Thailand's lese majeste law. Crimes regarding national security and sedition as stipulated in Article 113-118 of the Criminal Code will also be prosecuted by the Military Court.
21 Oct 2011
After the cabinet meeting on 18 Oct, Minister of Culture Sukumol Kunplome told reporters that the cabinet had approved amendments to the 2007 Print Registration Act as proposed by the Ministry.
14 Jan 2010
On 12 January 2010, the Thai News Agency reported that the Prime Minister ordered the establishment of an Advisory Committee on National Security Cases Involving the Monarchy, with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice as chair. The Committee has the responsibility of advising the police, DSI and ICT Ministry on the careful, appropriate and fair conduct of lèse majesté cases