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<p>The spokesperson of the Thai junta leader has warned that those who participate in public gatherings against the controversial new Computer Crime Act could be prosecuted.</p> <p>On 18 December 2016, Lt Gen Sansern Keawkamnerd, spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office, told the media that those who planned to participate in protests against the Computer Crime Bill could be prosecuted for causing public disturbances,&nbsp;<a href="">Thai News Agency reported</a>.</p>
<p dir="ltr">A civil society group in Isan, Thailand’s northeast, say that the military government should not only blame politicians on water mismanagement, but civil servants and other public agencies as well.</p> <p>On Sunday, 31 January 2016, Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, spokesperson of the Prime Minister's Office under Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and PM, revealed a 12 years water management plan of the government.</p>
<p>The Thai authorities have admitted that they blocked websites and Facebook pages of the anti-establishment red shirts to prevent them from broadcasting the anti-junta protest at the UN.</p>
By John Draper |
<p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-242e43f1-3f8a-0287-27ad-95e17ef79873">The </span><a href="">story</a> of embattled human rights activist Sombat Boonngam-anong, aka Nuling or the Polka Dot Editor, is now reaching the international media. Currently being persecuted by the Thai state in what has become an absolute military dictatorship due to General Prayut invoking Section 44 of the Interim Charter, Sombat is facing approximately five charges, including the possibility of lèse majesté (Section 112).</p>
<div> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-7ecce381-5600-15ad-d547-7ef61090ad66">Thai junta on Tuesday accused a Thai journalist living in self-exile of spreading rumours about the Thai King’s health, which caused the Stock Exchange of Thailand to plunge dramatically on Monday.&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-7ecce381-5600-15ad-d547-7ef61090ad66">Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, Army and government spokesman, said the rumour about the King’s health was spread by Jom Petpradab, a veteran journalist now living in self-exile in the US. &nbsp;</span></p> </div>
<p>The CRES spokesperson told the press that some people misrepresented the facts by claiming that the authorities killed red shirts, and he insisted that there were armed elements among protesters who killed the security forces and protesters and that soldiers did not use live ammunition.&nbsp; The Emergency Decree is to remain because there are offences against the monarchy.&nbsp; He also warned that the placing of red flowers in front of prisons by red shirts might constitute contempt of court.</p>
<p>According to Thai Rath, at 1 pm, about 5 military armoured cars with armed troops were seen moving from the 4th Cavalry Squadron (Royal Guards) at Kiakkai to Ratchadamnoen Rd at the same time as clashes between red shirts and troops.</p>