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By Yiamyut Sutthichaya |
<p>How do the China Lancang-Mekong cooperation and the Mekong-US Partnership operate &ndash; the two international cooperation frameworks that are expanding political influence over Thailand and its neighbours? How much money has Thailand received? And what has been missing in this battle?</p>
<p>The Deputy Prime Minister has announced that the US has agreed to resume selling weapons to the Thai government. &nbsp;</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, on 3 October 2017 told the media after a meeting in which he represented the junta leader and PM, Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, that the US has agreed to resume selling weapons to Thailand after the 2014 coup d’état halted sales.</p>
By Amnesty International (AI) |
<div title="Page 1"> <div> <div> <div> <p>Amnesty International urges US officials to press Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha to roll back restrictions on human rights during his visit to Washington DC. As Prayut’s government extends repressive measures in the lead up to elections planned for next year, it is essential that the US government is firm in its support for human rights in Thailand.</p> </div></div></div></div>
<p>A pro-junta women’s group gathered in front of the US Embassy in Bangkok at 11:30 am on Monday, 23 May 2016, calling for the ouster of the US Ambassador to Thailand.</p> <p>The group of about 40 women calling themselves ‘Satri Si Siam’ (Siamese Ladies) submitted a letter addressed to US President Barack Obama, urging the US to remove Glyn T. Davies, the US Ambassador to Thailand, from his post.</p> <p>The letter was accepted by staff of the US Embassy.</p>
<p>An ultra-royalist has urged the police to investigate the US Ambassador to Thailand over his criticism of the lèse majesté law, saying the police should proceed if the criticism breaches the law. &nbsp;</p>