BANGKOK, 8 March 2014 The Office of the Ombudsman decided on Friday to declare the February 2nd general election unconstitutional, sending the matter to the Constitutional Court to consider annulment of the election results.
KHONKAEN, 8 March 2014 The widespread drought continues to worsen in several provinces of Thailand due to months of no rainfall.
BANGKOK, 8 March 2014 Advisor to the Prime Minister Tawin Pleansri says the case concerning his unreasonable transfer is merely his fight for justice, adding that the Prime Minister will have to reinstate him as head of the National Security Council (NSC) within 45 days.
BANGKOK, 8 March 2014 Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has met with military top brass to discuss military reshuffling. It has been confirmed that the government did not meddle in the list.
BANGKOK, 8 March 2014 The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has declared 20 Thai provinces drought disaster areas.
BANGKOK, 8 March 2014 According to the Prime Minister’s secretary general, the government must remain in power until the new government has been established.
BANGKOK, 7 March 2014 The Royal Thai Air Force is collecting signs promoting separatism in the country found at various spots in Don Mueang area and will submit them to the police for further action.
RTAF Commander-in-Chief Prajin Juntong said he has ordered his personnel to stay vigilant after the signs believed to be put up by a red-shirt man known as “Ko Tee” were found across Don Mueang. He said the signs would be submitted to the police for use as evidence.
The Air Chief Marshal went on to express his opinion about Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Surapong Tovichakchaikul suggesting the UN be the mediator in the current political turmoil — saying that the whole issue was a sensitive one and should be left to the Thai people to sort it out among themselves.
Moreover, as it was his birthday, Air Chief Marshal Prajin asked that as a birthday present, all sides should turn to the negotiating table in order for the country to move forward.
BANGKOK, 7 March 2014 Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is seeking to delay her testimony with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) regarding the rice mortgage program.
PM Yingluck has recently been charged for her negligence in the government’s rice subsidy program that has run out of funds. She is currently scheduled to testify to the NACC on March 14th. The NACC will then decide whether there is a case to pursue.
However, Miss Yingluck will seek to postpone the deadline as she needs more time to gather information and prepare documents related to the charges.
The Premier assigned a lawyer on her behalf to acknowledge the charges with the NACC on February 27th as she was occupied with her duty.
BANGKOK 7 March 2014 The Army Commander in Chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, has confirmed that he regards signs that have been put up in the country to promote separatism are unacceptable — urging everyone to live in peace.
Gen. Prayuth stated that all sides should work together for the good of the country, and that the army does not discriminate against supporters of any color in the political spectrum.
He went on to say that people throughout the country should respect the rule of law in order for peace to prevail in Thailand, and that he didn't understand why people were so determined to fight one another.
Lastly, he urged all sides to think about the good of the country. Fighting with each other, he said, can only hurt the nation. Moreover, he stated that the army serves the Thai people, and the fact that signs have been put up in some areas to promote separatism in the country is unacceptable.
BANGKOK, 7 March 2014 The Director of the Royal Rain-Making Northeastern Operation Center, Mr.Paniti Samerwong, has announced that Royal Rain Making Operation Centers all over the country will operate to make rain artificially in 2014 to combat drought, wildfire, and smog problems.