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By Thammachart Kri-aksorn |
<p>Prayut Chan-o-cha is losing the Thai pop culture war as the election date approaches. Anti-junta&nbsp;groups are not convinced by the junta leader&rsquo;s choices of song, food, dress, musical instruments and his social media strategy as a whole, while other political parties have already moved on to serious campaign debates. Still, he has the upper hand because of the constitution written for him.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>A distraction from Thai politics last&nbsp;week has been the incident at Wat Sing School. The intrusion into the school outraged many and ignites a debate&nbsp;about how Buddhism should be practised.</p>
By Thammachart Kri-aksorn |
<p>On 14 February 2019, the Constitutional Court of Thailand accepted the request of Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) to rule on the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart (TRC) Party. In other words, 9 judges will decide the fate of the 2019 Thai general election.</p>
<div>In June, a conference on measures to avoid pre-verdict detention, held at the Miracle Grand Hotel by the Department of Corrections, Ministry of Justice. The participants were Pol. Gen. </div>
By Genevieve Glatsky |
<div>Several prisons certified as ‘model prisons’ by the Thai Institute of Justice (TIJ) fall short of international standards, as found by Prachatai English in a visit to several prisons, and according to a group activists and researchers, including former lèse majesté prisoner Pornthip Mankhong.</div>
By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div> </div> <div>Despite close ties with the military government, an anti-election hyper-royalist monk has been detained for criminal association, extortion and counterfeiting a royal emblem. The incident has raised the question of whether the junta is still in full control of Thai politics.</div> <div> </div>
By Taweesak Kerdpoka |
<div>The mass media reform plan is preparing to push forward a media control law by the end of 2018, and appoint the nine members of the professional council to set media ethics standards, control media that do not wish to become members of any professional organisation, as well as increase measures to criminalize online and social media that disseminate content affecting security and the nation’s core institutions.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" src="" /></div> <p>&lt;</p>