Archive for October 17th, 2020

‘Keep on fighting’: detained Thai lawyer keeps up rallying cries

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Rallying from behind bars in northern Thailand, Anon Numpa urged supporters Friday to keep fighting for democracystill defiant months after his fiery speeches fuelled a [...] » More

Thai PM vows to stay on as protesters defy his ban

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday he was not quitting after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters defied a ban on demonstrations and he warned [...] » More

‘I want freedom’: Thais mass to defy protest ban

‘I want freedom’: Thais mass to defy protest ban

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

From shops, offices and schools they spilled onto a Bangkok street in their tens of thousands, voicing shock and anger and above all defiance. Thailand’s government had [...] » More

Thailand warms to China’s ventures

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The Chinese government is ready to enable an expansion of investments in Thailand and connect its Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) with the Thai [...] » More

Thai police to charge two for violence against queen

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thai police said on Friday that two men would be charged with attempted violence against the queen, which carries a possible death sentence, after an incident in which her [...] » More

10,000 protesters defy Thai crackdown after emergency decree, arrests

10,000 protesters defy Thai crackdown after emergency decree, arrests

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Some 10,000 Thai protesters gathered Thursday in defiance of a sweeping crackdown after authorities moved to crush months of pro-democracy demonstrations by imposing [...] » More

Police: Demonstrators, online offenders will be arrested

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Police have warned that people will be arrested if they take part in demonstrations prohibited by the state of emergency, or if they post illegal messages online. Pol Maj Gen [...] » More

BoT will not extend debt moratorium, plans targeted measures

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Bank of Thailand will not extend a broad-based debt moratorium but will introduce targeted measures to help debtors affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a BoT assistant [...] » More

Two Thai protesters arrested for ‘violence against queen’

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Thai police arrested two activists Friday under a rarely-used law banning violence against the queen, after thousands of pro-democracy protesters defied an emergency decree [...] » More

Ratchaprasong jittery over protests

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Big shopping malls in the middle of Bangkok’s main shopping district are bracing for another whammy on top of the deadly Covid-19 crisis after anti-government [...] » More

FTI urges caution in carrying out new emergency decree

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The use of an emergency decree is aimed at crowd control and averting economic losses, says the newly appointed finance minister, but a business group is urging caution over [...] » More

Thai PM says not quitting, protest ban to last up to 30 days

Thai PM says not quitting, protest ban to last up to 30 days

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday he was not resigning after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters defied a ban on demonstrations [...] » More

Loss of protest leaders ‘critical’

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The anti-government rally on Wednesday reflects structural conflicts in society while the anti-government movement is expected to weaken now several protest leaders have been [...] » More

Cabinet confirms state of emergency, curfew if protests escalate

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

The cabinet on Friday formally approved the state of emergency in Bangkok at an urgent meeting called by prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Gen Prayut called the cabinet [...] » More

Police interrupt Progressive Movement press conference

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Four police officers appeared at the Progressive Movement office on Friday afternoon with a search warrant, interrupting a press conference called by Piyabutr Saengkanokkul. [...] » More