New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday called on Thai authorities to immediately release Jatupat Boonphatraksa, the student pro-democracy activist charged with lese majeste and Computer Crime Act violations.
The secretary-general to the prime minister, General Wilas Arunsri, on Monday insisted that the government’s use of the budget was transparent following speculation the Government House reconstruction projects are overdue.
THE BANGKOK Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to distribute 6 million condoms through its 68 public-health service centres and hospitals this year, as it was predicted the city would have 2,201 new HIV cases – 55 per cent of which would affect people under the age of 25.
NATIONAL POLICE chief General Chakthip Chaijinda yesterday said the public should wait for witness hearings next month in the case involving former schoolteacher Jomsap Saenmuangkhot before jumping to conclusions about police allegedly fabricating evidence.
OFFICIAL agencies have said the extreme rain and the geography of the South were key reasons for the recent major floods, adding that new irrigation projects must be built and city plans adjusted to effectively deal with such problems.
THE process of revising the 2017 constitutional draft has started after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reacquired it from His Majesty the King on Friday. The changes are expected to be completed by February 18 or 19.
POLICE YESTERDAY brought Laotian man Xayasana Keopimpha – the suspected boss of a drug network spanning the Asean region – to a Bangkok court to obtain the first 12-day detention period for the suspect.
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) bears an enormous weight on its shoulders, overseeing both the development and the protection of a channel on whom millions of people depend. But the commission has proved powerless in the latter mission, failing to protect or involve communities in hydropower projects that threaten their livelihoods.