29 Oct 2008
Information Minister Brigadier General Kyaw San has notified all government departments to inform him in advance if there is any information that they wish to withhold so that his ministry can cooperate with the department concerned in controlling such information.
29 Oct 2008
Recently, two prominent members of the Democrat Party were invited to join a panel discussion at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) on the "new politics" proposed by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD).
22 Oct 2008
The international community should build on the unprecedented cooperation between the Myanmar government and humanitarian agencies following cyclone Nargis and reverse longstanding, counterproductive aid policies.
20 Oct 2008
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed by the Campaign for Popular Media Reform (CPMR), Thailand that another community radio station has been raided and had its equipment taken without warning or explanation, other than that it was allegedly operating without a permit. The matter is currently with the public prosecutor.
17 Oct 2008
The Network of Concerned Citizens on Thailand today submitted a petition letter to the Professor Saneh Chamarik, the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) at its office on Phraya Thai Road in downtown Bangkok.
15 Oct 2008
Thai authorities and anti-government protesters should immediately cease using political violence to resolve their differences, Human Rights Watch said today.
11 Oct 2008
Thailand’s Government has an obligation to respect and protect the rights and freedom of all persons. All the Government’s acts must be lawful based on rule of law and human rights principles. Restriction of people’s freedoms is prohibited except by virtue of law. Such restrictions must be proportionate and action must be taken only when necessary, whilst not materially affecting the important substance of such rights and freedoms.
10 Oct 2008
The following is an 8 October 2008 press statement from the Thai Journalists Association (TJA), a founding member of SEAPA:
8 Oct 2008
The following is an 8 October 2008 Press Statement from the Thai Journalists Association (TJA), a founding member of SEAPA:
7 Oct 2008
Riot police launched a surprise tear-gas raid Tuesday morning to break up a siege and tear down barricades at parliament erected up overnight by supporters of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD).
7 Oct 2008
UPDATE: 17:00 Reports of an explosion in a car (car bomb ??) in front of Chat Thai HQ, one person dead. Matichon reports that it was a Jeep Charaoke and it is alledged to be of a PAD supporter. Initial speculation from Matichon is that there was a bomb inside the vehicle and it was detonated by remote control.
3 Oct 2008
The websites of Mizzima News, an independent Burmese news agency based in New Delhi, India, have been hacked, rendering the websites inaccessible since the early morning of 1 October 2008.