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Threat to sexually snare the PM “for the country”; Wanted dead or alive Army Chief’s daughters if there is a coup

Threat to sexually snare the PM “for the country”; Wanted dead or alive Army Chief’s daughters if there is a coup

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014 2:16AM UTC Comments Off Threat to sexually snare the PM “for the country”; Wanted dead or alive Army Chief’s daughters if there is a coup

UDPATE: See below First, Narusuan University lecturer and frequent speaker on PDRC stage, Dr. Jak (ผศ.ดร.จักษ์ พันธ์ชูเพชร) said on December 22 (between 1:22-2:15) as follows: Today, [they] say that Dr. Seri and P’Pong [former ASTV host Anchalee] will go to the PM’s House. I said since last night that if going to chase away then...

After the Thai TV monarchy debate, controversy is growing

By Fri, Mar 22, 2013 11:00AM UTC Comments Off Thai historian and academic Somsak (left) and veteran social activist Sulak (middle) during the making of the ThaiPBS TV show.

A Thai TV program discussing the role of the monarchy has sparked growing controversy, with reactionary voices sparking a police investigation. The public broadcaster ThaiPBS aired a week-long special of its interview and  discussion program ”Tob Jote Prathet Thai” (“ตอบโจทย์ประเทศไทย”, roughly translated to “Answering Thailand’s Issues”) about the royal institution. The series culminated in a two-episode debate...

Thai army backs down after spat with ‘yellow shirt’ newspaper

By Mon, Jan 14, 2013 4:00PM UTC Comments Off Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha didn't take kindly to right-wing newspaper's comments. Pic: AP.

This past weekend, around 40-50 military officers gathered in front of the building of ASTV-Manager protesting the newspaper’s harsh criticism of the army and the ‘slandering’ of their armed forces chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha. The soldiers from the 1st army region assembled on Friday afternoon after the newspaper compared Prayuth’s most recent outburst to a...

Thai army reshuffle: A new rift between government and military?

By Tue, Aug 28, 2012 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Thai soldiers march during a training at a military barrack in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, April 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

By Saksith Saiyasombut The transfer of high ranking military officers to inactive posts by the defense minister may spark a new rift between the civil government and the armed forces over the control on military matters, such as the upcoming annual reshuffle of generals, major generals, colonels and other top army members. Defence Minister Sukampol...

Thai army chief blames the media for everything – again!

By Wed, Aug 22, 2012 10:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai army chief blames the media for everything – again!

By Saksith Saiyasombut Thailand’s army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha is not known to be the smoothest talker and the most gentlest person to handle the media. In fact, there were several incidents when he lost his temper while talking to the press too often – whether it was self-inflicted or sparked by a dumb question. And...

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