Bangkok, 19 November 2013 Despite the opposition party’s petition against the loan bill, the Transport Ministry has affirmed that the 2 trillion baht infrastructure mega project will proceed as planned.
BANGKOK, 19 Nov 2013, Deputy Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police, Police General Worapong Chiwprecha, has recently visited police stationed at the Makkawan intersection, one of the demonstration sites, to bolster personnel's morale. During his visit, the Deputy Commissioner-General stressed that patience is the key to keeping the peace.
Meanwhile, Krisana Hair Designs School has been providing free hair cut services for the cops at the sites. The Royal Thai Police Office has also installed 30 washing machines around the venues, in order to further facilitate the forces during the duration of the Internal Security Act implementation. According to Police General Worapong, morale boosting is essential for the forces dealing with high stress tasks such as maintaining peace at demonstration sites; adding that patience is among the things preventing a gathering to escalate into a violent clash.
BANGKOK, 20 November 2013 Bangkok police are preparing measures to thwart sabotage attempts at rally sites in Bangkok. Meanwhile the government has set up a war room to monitor the protest situation.
BANGKOK, 20 November 2013 Interior Minister Charuphong Rueangsuwan has expressed concerns that ongoing protests may interfere with the upcoming December 5 celebrations. Meanwhile the National Security Council, worried over attempts by 3rd parties to incite violence, is monitoring all political rallies.
BANGKOK, 18 November 2013, The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE) plans to install solar rooftops at 400 vocational colleges and 400 hospitals nationwide next year.
BANGKOK, 18 November 2013 The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is gearing up for mass rallies to be held by the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) ahead of the Constitutional Court’s verdict on the charter amendment bill concerning the Senate’s origin.
BANGKOK, 18 November 2013 The Green Group has expressed concerns over the current political situation, which will likely be intensified – especially after November 20, when the Constitutional Court is scheduled to render its verdict on the constitutional amendment.
According to Suriyasai Katasila, the Green Group coordinator, both sides of the political spectrum will most likely be displeased regardless of how the November 20' s verdict turns out.
What is most distressing, said Mr. Suriya, is that the government has failed to do its job in maintaining peace and order in the country. Rather, it has been trying to maintain its current power by instigating its own protests and mobilizing its own supporters, which, if continued, will pave the way for another coup d’etate, added Mr. Suriyasai.
BANGKOK, Nov 18 - A group of Thai civil society organisations today submitted a petition with 23,000 signatures to the speaker of the Senate seeking to impeach 310 members of parliament who voted for the controversial Amnesty Bill.
BANGKOK, 18 November 2013 - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) made known that sky lanterns set afloat during the Loy Krathong Festival have caused fires at six locations across the capital.
BANGKOK, 18 November 2013 Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has dismissed the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)’s report of shrinkage in economic growth during the third quarter of this year, saying that the country needs to focus on the present and the future.