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Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, right, pictured with former Deputy Premier Suthep Thaugsuban in 2010. Pic: AP.

Thailand: Abhisit, Suthep charged with murder over 2010 crackdown

By Fri, Dec 07, 2012 12:16PM UTC Comments Off Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, right, pictured with former Deputy Premier Suthep Thaugsuban in 2010. Pic: AP.

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has said it will charge former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and then deputy prime minister Suthep Thuagsuban with premeditated murder for their involvement in the death of a taxi driver during the crackdown on the anti-government red shirt protests in May 2010, where about 90 people were killed. Both will...

Thai army still uses fraudulent bomb-sniffing GT200 device

By Sun, Jul 22, 2012 11:00AM UTC 1 Comment Thai soldiers march during a training at a military barrack in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, April 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

By Saksith Saiyasombut Last week we reported on the reaffirmed faith for the GT200 bomb-sniffing device by Thai army chief Gerneral Prayuth Chan-ocha, despite having been proven bogus numerous times for years. But scientific evidence has not deterred Thailand’s armed forces and several other government agencies from continuing to use an overpriced piece of plastic with...

Thailand: Preliminary court date set in case of slain photographer Fabio Polenghi

By Thu, May 17, 2012 10:57PM UTC 4 Comments Thailand: Preliminary court date set in case of slain photographer Fabio Polenghi

By Lisa Gardner Eyewitnesses have come forward in the case of slain Italian photographer Fabio Polenghi, his sister said today, ensuring that his case will be heard before Thai courts. On May 19, 2010, during street violence which would claim some 91 lives, the freelance photographer was killed as he ran to escape live rounds fire. ...

Thank you for the whitewash, Thailand

By Sun, Apr 10, 2011 12:19PM UTC Comments Off A farewell service for late Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto held in Tokyo last year. Pic: AP.

By Dan Waites “Thank you, Thailand” was the headline on the front of yesterday’s edition of The Nation above an “exclusive interview” with Japanese ambassador to Thailand, Seiji Kojima. The story opened as follows: The Japanese ambassador to Thailand has these special words for the Thai people: “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”...

Thailand: The MP, the investigator and the masseuse

By Mon, Mar 21, 2011 11:44PM UTC 3 Comments Red shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan. Pic: AP.

By Dan Waites As Bangkok Pundit blogged earlier today, Tharit Pengdit, the chief of Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI), is doing everything he can to put red shirt leader and opposition MP Jatuporn Prompan back in jail. Following last week’s censure debate, in which Jatuporn accused the government of colluding to kill people, Tharit...

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