OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper set May 2 as the date of the next election on Saturday and said people would be crazy to vote for opposition parties he accused of trying to illegitimately
The Civil Court on Friday ordered 13 leaders of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) to pay 522 million baht in damages to Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) for the eight-day blockade of Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports in late 2008.
Khon Kaen-based scholar David Streckfuss recently completed a seminal book on lese majeste law entitled “Truth on Trial in Thailand: Defamation, treason, and lese-majeste” published by Routledge. He answered questions by Pravit Rojanaphruk about lese majeste law and more. Excerpts:
An election is not the answer to Thailand’s current crisis. The problem here is not about vote-buying or corruption. It has to do with those in power and their continued avoidance of the most important issues — political grievances, double standards, the unequal share of political power and the
While hunting around for news on recent lese majeste arrests I stumbled on the Bangkok Post‘s effort from this week. Reporting the predicament of Akechai Hongkangwarn (who “was arrested in Bangkok”) the Bangkok-based newspaper re-printed an Agence France-Presse story.