Tag Archives: iLaw

Extreme lese majeste secrecy?

PPT had an email alert today about a lese majeste case. As it turned out, this was a link to an old Reuters story at the Jakarta Globe, from late May. That story referred to the arrest of “five people for allegedly setting fire to portraits of late King Bhumibol…”. The report set us thinking. […]

The dictatorship’s history

A reader drew our attention to an iLaw post that sets out the history of three years of military dictatorship in Thailand. It deserves to be read in full, even if it could be further extended. We quote a couple of bits: During the three years under the iron-fisted rule of the NCPO military regime, […]

Contemptible justice system

Readers will know that we have posted more than a few items that have shown and declared Thailand’s justice system an injustice system. The police have long been corrupt thugs. But they are now worse than ever thanks to the fact that a military dictatorship condones impunity. They have to repay the military junta with […]

On the junta’s use of lese majeste

Reproduced in full from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) and Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw): (Bangkok, Paris) The number of individuals arrested on lèse-majesté charges since the May 2014 military coup has passed the 100 mark, FIDH and its member organizations Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) and Internet […]

Money for nothing

Many readers will have already seen Prachatai’s report on the iLaw study of the apparently unconstitutionality of some members of the military junta’s puppet National Legislative Assembly. We say “apparently” because the details of “leaves” taken are considered “secret.” The point made by iLaw – Prachatai’s report doesn’t seem to get it quite right – […]

Updated: Against the junta and its draft charter

Khaosod has a good report on yesterday’s protest that was held on the 2nd anniversary of the 2014 military coup, with pictures and links to video. The report states that “[s]everal hundred people marched from Thammasat University to Bangkok’s Democracy Monument…”. The march to the monument was led by the Neo-Democracy Movement. With police and […]

The Dictator’s law

Article 44 has been extensively used by the military dictatorship since the end of the martial law on 1 April 2015. It was immediately criticized by a range of commentators, law lecturers, activist groups and even the National Human Right Commission for allocating General Prayuth Chan-ocha absolute power. Reuters reports that critics complain that The […]