8 May 2014
9:49 pm

The Aksa or Utthayarn road was closed to traffic as of Thursday late afternoon as supporters of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship started setting up a stage and erecting shelters to receive red-shirt followers who are due to converge at the site on Saturday in yet another show of force.

8 May 2014
12:45 pm

The full board of the National Anti Corruption Commission meets today to resolve whether negligence charge against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra involving corruption in the rice pledging scheme has ground.

If it has ground, the NACC could  either forward the case to the Senate to impeach her, or to file charges to the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Post Holders for trial.

8 May 2014
10:38 am

Traffic police today advised motorists to keep off Sukhumvit road from 10.30 a.m onwards when anti government protesters led by PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban began marching out of Lumpini park using Sukhumvit road to mustering point  at Onnuch BTS station.

From Onnuch protesters will  use the inbound traffic of Sukhumvit road to march to either Ploenchit to Rajdamri road or Ratchaprasong intersection to Wireless road to return o Lumpini park. As traffic jam is expected along the way the march goes, traffic police advised motorists to use Rama IV or Phetchaburi instead.

8 May 2014
10:00 am

The home of one of the 9-member panel of the Constitutional Court judges Supote  Khaimuk was bombed Thursday morning but nobody was injured.

Latprao police said the grenade attack on the judge’s house on Soi Latprao 34 occurred at 01.15 a.m.

EOD police said a M 67 safety pin was found at the scene. The grenade hit the roof of the parking lot. A car parking inside was damaged.

8 May 2014
12:02 am

Two M 79 grenades were fired at Chulabhorn hospital on Kamphaengpet road at 10.00 p.m. Wednesday night but no injury was reported, FM 91 traffic radio station said.
One grenade landed on the eighth floor of the hospital and another at the front grass  lawn.

Meanwhile the radio station said another M79 grenade was fired into  SC Park on Ratchadapisek road.

EOD police were inspecting both places.

7 May 2014
9:07 pm

His Majesty the King revisited Chang Hua Mun project in Tha Yang district of Prachuab Khiri Khan province today to follow up the progress of the royally-sponsored project.

During the visit, HM the King bottle-fed a newly-born calf and toured the project site by car.

7 May 2014
1:50 pm

The Constitutional Court today unanimously ruled that caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was guilty in interfering in the reshuffling of senior government officials, of covering up of facts in the unusual and speedy transfer, falsifying date in the transfer order to cover up facts, and aiding relative to get promotion to top police post which is a blatant interference of senior government reshuffle.

The court said the transfer of  two senior  government officials to make the national police chief post vacant is a joint effort of the caretaker prime minister to facilitate the appointment of her relative Pol Gen Pliewphan Damapong to the post which is a violation of the Constitution.

The court ruled that the caretaker premiership status is therefore terminated and cannot stay to perform her caretaker role.

It also ruled that since the unlawful transfer of Mr Thawil Pliensri was endorsed hastily by the cabinet, therefore all cabinet ministers responsible in the endorsement are also guilty and their status must also be terminated.

7 May 2014
1:05 pm

The 9-member panel of judges of the Constitutional Court began to read the verdict relevant to the unlawful transfer of former national security chief Thawil Pliensri at noon today.

The reading was broadcast live on several radio stations.

7 May 2014
1:05 pm

The cabinet meeting has given a green light to a budget of 500 million baht to help the victims of the 6.3-magnitude quake that rocked the northern part of Thailand on Monday evening.

Government Deputy Spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat revealed that the cabinet had approved a relief budget of 500 million baht for the quake-ravaged provinces in the northern region. She added that a committee, led by Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasob Suraswadi, had been set up to oversee

7 May 2014
1:04 pm

Security officials in Hat Yai today offered a 100,000 baht reward each for any people who can provide information that could lead to the arrest of 10 suspects responsible for yesterday’s bombings in the tourist town of Hat Yai.

Police said CCTV cameras have captured images of several suspects in motorcycles taking bombers to plant bombs at  the police station car park and at the 7-Eleven convenient store.