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Thailand king signs new constitution
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a military-backed constitution into law on Thursday. The new constitution installs an electoral system for selecting the 500 members of Thailand's parliament. In this system, the Thai people will vote for one (More)
Thai protesters sentenced for 2008 television station takeover
The Bangkok Criminal Court sentenced 84 members of Thailand's People's Alliance for Democracy Network (PAD) [party website, in Thai; BBC Backgrounder], known as the "yellow shirt" movement, to between six and 30 months in prison Thursday for their r (More)
Thailand court opens trial against ruling party
The Constitutional Court of Thailand on Monday conducted the first hearing in the electoral fraud trial of the ruling Democrat Party . The case, brought in June by the Election Commission of Thailand , could result in the dissolution of the party (More)
Thai high court ruling dissolving parties in coalition government imperils country
Awzar Thi [member, Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong]: "The verdict to dissolve three parties in Thailand's coalition government and ban the prime minister and his party executives from politics for five years is the latest in a serie (More)
Thailand court disbands ruling party, bans PM
The Constitutional Court of Thailand on Tuesday ordered the dissolution [Bangkok Post report] of the ruling People's Power Party (PPP) , and banned prime minister Somchai Wongsawat [Nation profile] from politics for five years as the result of (More)
Thailand PM demotes police chief as anti-government protests continue
Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat [official profile; Nation backgrounder] demoted Police Chief Gen. Patcharawat Wongsuwan to an inactive position within the Prime Minister's office, according to media reports Friday. Patcharawat's remova (More)
Thailand Constitutional Court takes case on disbanding ruling party
The Constitutional Court of Thailand on Tuesday agreed to consider [Bangkok Post report] dissolving the ruling People's Power Party (PPP) and two others because of election fraud allegedly committed by one of the PPP's top officers. Former (More)
Thailand AG asks Constitutional Court to dissolve ruling party
Thailand's Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on Friday filed a petition [Bangkok Post report] to have the country's Constitutional Court dissolve the ruling People's Power Party (PPP) because of election fraud allegedly committed by (More)
Thailand appeals court drops treason charges against opposition activists
Thailand's Court of Appeal Thursday reduced insurrection charges against nine People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) activists following this week's violent clashes between police and PAD protesters . The court dismissed treason charges (More)
Thailand ruling party planning to amend constitution amid investigation of PM
Leaders from Thailand's ruling People Power Party (PPP) said on Tuesday that the PPP plans to introduce amendments to the country's 2007 constitution , despite likely opposition. A spokesperson for the government said that in forming a new c (More)