PPT has periods where we get a bit behind and have a backlog of stories we think worthy of posting. We will try to work through that today. A couple of days ago, the Bangkok Post had a revealing story. Long-time Thaksin Shinawatra opponent Paiboon Nititawan, a former unelected senator, has been selected by the […]

The National Anti-Corruption Commission has listed the assets of the junta’s handpicked cabinet members. This comes on the heels of the release of the assets registered by the its puppet National Legislative Assembly. There, it was shown that the air force’s top brass accumulated an average declared assets of about 57 million baht. A general […]

Recalling police boss Somyos Pumpanmuang’s links to the Tungkum Company and his massive wealth, we felt this press relase deserved attention: PRESS RELEASE Criminal Defamation Case against Loei Human Rights Defenders BANGKOK (31 October 2014) – The United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) is seriously concerned that criminal defamation is being […]

At The Nation there’s an attempt to shine a light on the military dictatorship’s desire to hold “closed-door trials in military court for civilian defendants and forbidding observers from taking notes in other cases undermines the due process of law…”. Military regimes in Thailand use the law but are not governed by it. Special concern […]

Here’s a story that should get quite a bit of attention and speculation: Minister of Finance Sommai Phasi will submit the law of succession to the Cabinet early next month before it is reviewed by the National Legislative Assembly.The minister on Wednesday said the ministry was now discussing the succession legislation draft with the Council […]

PPT has posted regularly on the use of torture by Thailand’s police and military. These authorities use torture against locals and foreigners. A report in The Cambodia Daily indicates the use of torture against three poor villagers from Cambodia “arrested in Thailand last week [who] were returned to Preah Vihear province on Monday…”. They claimed […]

The Nation reports on the response to the selection by the puppet National Reform Council’s selection of 20 of its own to be members of the puppet Constitution Drafting Committee that will fix the rules of politics for Thailand. By “fix,” we mean in the sense of the sporting use of the term, where a […]

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