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3 Aug 2007
The interim government of Thailand is about to make a spectacle of itself -- one that will make brilliantly clear its ideal future society. According to an announcement by the Public Relations Department, a Democracy Festival will usher in the Aug. 19 referendum on the new military-backed constitution.
2 Aug 2007
The military coup in Thailand last September was reminiscent of similar attempts in the Philippines in decades past. The difference was that citizens fought hard to restore democracy and uphold civilian supremacy. The struggle of Filipinos in those days shaped what the country has become today, although two decades later its institutions still face problems and their strength is threatened by their frailties.
2 Aug 2007
Thai police are investigating a university lecturer for allegedly insulting the monarchy through examination questions he set on Thai civilisation.
31 Jul 2007
A member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Thailand has condemned the previous weekend's violence between security forces and crowds outside the house of the chief Privy Councillor, after which he and other anti-coup protest leaders were arrested.
30 Jul 2007
The first clash between the police officials and demonstrators after the 19 September 2006 coup d'etat in Thailand emerged on Sunday 22 July 2007. Human rights groups in the country have come out in condemnation of the use of violence against the United Democratic Front against Dictatorship (UDD) on the night of Sunday 22 July 2007, by the forces of the Royal Thai Police.
26 Jul 2007
On 10 June 2007 the military-appointed interim prime minister of Thailand signed into effect a new law on computer-related offences. The Computer Crime Act BE 2550 (2007), which was published in the government gazette just over a week later, is ostensibly intended to prevent violations of computer privacy and block the spread of pornography through the Internet.
26 Jul 2007
It is absolutely acceptable and within legal confines to use water, tear gas, or even pepper spray to disperse crowds of protesters who decide to intentionally take a violent turn.
24 Jul 2007
(Hong Kong, July 23, 2007) An online petition has been launched in support of a Thai lecturer who has been accused of insulting the monarchy through the questions asked in a university examination paper.
24 Jul 2007
Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the Computer Crime Act that took effect on 18 July. It allows the police to seize the computer files and online files of persons suspected of disseminating insulting or pornographic content.
21 Jul 2007
The Asian Human Rights Commission thus calls upon the government of Thailand to see that all criminal acts, not only those that it picks and chooses, be subject to proper criminal investigation, prosecution and punishment through the courts, not ad hoc committees, tribunals and internal inquiries.
19 Jul 2007
A prominent Malaysian blogger detained under the Official Secrets Act for comments on his blog accusing a minister of corruption is the latest victim of an emerging clampdown on online expression in the country and region, reports the Southeast Asia Press Alliance (SEAPA).
19 Jul 2007
ARTICLE 19 today released its analysis of the draft Thai Public Service Broadcasting Agency Act, which seeks to transform TITV, a former commercial channel, into a public service broadcaster. If the draft Act is adopted, Thailand will become the first Southeast Asian country to put in place a legal framework for independent public service broadcasting.


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