Pheu Thai Party
28 Feb 2017
The military has summoned an outspoken politician from the Pheu Thai Party to a military base for refusing to take part in the junta’s controversial reconciliation process. On 26 February 2017, Watana Muangsook, an embattled Pheu Thai politician, posted on his Facebook account that a military commander of the 21st Infantry Regiment had summoned him for a discussion.
23 Jan 2017
A poll conducted by Bangkok University shows that more than half of respondents still support Thailand’s junta leader as Prime Minister. On 22 January 2017, the research centre of Bangkok University published the results of a poll about political parties and Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the current junta leader and Prime Minister. The poll was conducted using random sampling methods via mobile phones to reach 1,216 people from across the nation.
31 Oct 2016
A Criminal Court has dismissed a charge against a well-known Pheu Thai Party politician indicted under the Computer Crime Act for mocking a deputy junta head.
15 Sep 2016
Thailand’s political landscape seems haunted by figures, events and images that once symbolised progressive change. Such change arguably has not come, yet the same symbols linger on, in newspapers, activist pamphlets and state media.
26 Aug 2016
The Chiang Mai military court has released members of a political clan accused of committing crimes against the state by distributing letters criticising the junta-sponsored draft constitution.
13 Aug 2016
In an interview with Prachatai following the constitutional referendum, Nidhi Eoseewong maintained that the results were due to the lack of free and open debate and criticism. Many people consequently made what seemed the easy choice giving the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) a sort of split legitimacy: While Thais may accept the results, it will be difficult to claim legitimacy with the international community where the process has been seen as unjust from the start. Despite the referendum result, he holds out hope for democracy future.
11 Aug 2016
A politician in the northern Thailand has been detained for spreading letters allegedly distorting the junta-sponsored draft charter’s content although the referendum has already ended.
5 Aug 2016
A Military Court in northern Thailand has detained 10 people, including a former Member of Parliament for Chiang Mai, accused of sedition over letters criticising the junta-sponsored draft constitution. The Chiang Mai Military Court on Thursday, 4 August 2016, granted the police permission to remand in custody Tassanee Buranupakorn, former Pheu Thai Party MP for Chiang Mai, Boonlert Buranupakorn, former chief of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organisation, Khachen Jiakkhajorn, mayor of Chang Phueak Subdistrict of the province.
2 Aug 2016
A lawyer representing a former Member of Parliament for Chiang Mai was barred from listening to charges against his client who is accused of sedition over letters allegedly criticising the junta-sponsored draft charter
2 Jun 2016
An embattled former Education Minister from the Pheu Thai Party has denied sedition charges, vowing to continue to fight the charges against him through civil disobedience.
31 May 2016
Soldiers stormed into a red-shirt TV station and warned a Pheu Thai Party spokesperson to be careful in criticising the junta. About 10 soldiers at around 3 pm on Tuesday, 31 May 2016, stormed into the broadcasting station in Bangkok of TV 24, a TV station affiliated with United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), the main red shirt faction associated with Thaksin Shinawatra, the former controversial Prime Minister, Khaosod News reported.
31 May 2016
The Thai military have summoned former Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Pheu Thai Party in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, for a discussion after their names appeared on the junta’s list of ‘influential figures’.