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‘Not scared one bit’: Thai youths among group charged with royal defamation

Brew Admin   Wed 25 Nov 2020    

Two prominent student leaders numbered among the 12 Thai pro-democracy heads summoned by police to answer charges of royal defamation, in the first use of the draconian law in almost three years. The decision comes as Bangkok gears up for […]


Paint drips off Thai police HQ walls, protests heat as country leader calls for crackdowns

Brew Admin   Thu 19 Nov 2020    

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies on Thursday to crack down on pro-democracy protestors, days after police used tear gas and water cannons at a Bangkok rally. The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding […]


Thai royals hunch under mass protests, cancel ‘state of emergency’ laws in ‘first move’ to stability

Brew Admin   Thu 22 Oct 2020    

Thailand’s government on Thursday canceled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool student-led protests seeking democracy reforms. The decree had banned public gatherings of more […]


Govt-critical Thai TV station shutdown over ‘violations’

Brew Admin   Tue 20 Oct 2020    

A Thai court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of an online TV station critical of the government, which has accused it of violating emergency measures aimed at ending three months of protests. Voice TV had also been found to have […]


Three-fingered salutes raised to the skies, defiant Thai citizens call for equality

Brew Admin   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

The three-fingered salute from “The Hunger Games” movies flashed by Thai protesters at the royal motorcade this week has become the primary symbol of resistance in the kingdom in recent years. The gesture is a way to signal support for […]


Anger and paint to fling at the royals: Thai protestors clash with police, call for curbs to monarch powers

Brew Admin   Wed 14 Oct 2020    

Thai police scuffled with paint-throwing protesters and arrested at least 21 of them before a royal motorcade passed by on Tuesday, drawing chants of “release our friends” as King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s convoy swept past. Such open dissent towards the monarchy […]