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BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN): Thailand's beleaguered king greeted adoring crowds in central Bangkok on Wednesday (Nov 25) as protesters massed outside a palace-linked bank demanding monarchy reform.
Pavin Chachavalpongpun - From exile in Kyoto, a social media leader in the fight for Thailand and with the young behind him
KYOTO: In the world of academia, Pavin Chachavalpongpun is known as an associate professor at one of Japan’s most prestigious universities, a sought-after expert on South-East Asian politics and a regular commentator for some of the West’s largest newspapers, writes Joel Tansey of the Japan Times.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - The hashtag #RepublicofThailand trended on Twitter in Thailand on Friday after a decision by parliament to delay possible changes to the constitution infuriated protesters in the Southeast Asian kingdom.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Since a longstanding taboo on criticising Thailand's monarchy was broken by protesters in early August, their rallies in Bangkok have got increasingly bold in criticising King Maha Vajiralongkorn and demanding change.
BANGKOK (AP): A two-day rally planned this weekend is jangling nerves in Bangkok, with apprehension about how far student demonstrators will go in pushing demands for reform of Thailand’s monarchy and how the authorities might react.
A parliamentary committee has responded to demands for reform from the youth-led anti-establishment movement by organising a dialogue forum to discuss their calls, including monarchy reform, on Sept 22.
Facebook said Aug 25 it would file a legal challenge against a Thai government order to take down a group where pro-democracy activists held discussions about the monarchy, a taboo subject in the country.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Facebook blocked access within Thailand to a group with 1 million members that has criticised the country's king, but said it was planning a legal challenge to the government's demand that it block the group.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Around 2,500 Thai protesters on Saturday evening demanded the resignation of the government and the dissolution of parliament, defying a coronavirus ban on gatherings in one of the largest street demonstrations since a 2014 military coup.