16 May 2014
12:01 pm

Former rector of the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) Sombat Thamrongtanyawong, now a leader of the PDRC, was arrested and now detained at the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order.

Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdit said today that police, the DSI and the prosecutors have been questioning Mr Sombat before he is brought before the Criminal Court to be indicted.

Mr Sombat faces charge of insurrection.

16 May 2014
11:49 am

Anti-government protesters marched out of their protest site at UN Building to Parliament to give morale support for the Senate’s effort to find ways to end the political impasse.

15 May 2014
11:55 am

The meeting between the Election Commission and the government representatives led by acting premier Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan at the Royal Thai Air Force headquarters was aborted immediately after anti government protesters led by Suthep Thaugsuban sealed off all exits and entrances to pressure the acting premier for talk.

The meeting ended in 20 minutes with the acting PM and his team left hastily through the back gate.

Suthep is pressuring Niwattumrong to step down to pave the way for a new premier to run and reform the country before going to the poll.

15 May 2014
9:57 am

PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban is leading protesters out of Ratchadamnoen Road to the Election Commission to lobby it not to hold election under the government’s conditions pending national reform is accomplished.

After the EC, Suthep will head back to the Parliament in the afternoon  to follow up the latest progress to his call for the acting Senate speaker to propose a prime minister to run and reform the country.

15 May 2014
9:47 am

Acting Prime Minster Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan and his team are scheduled to meet the Election Commission at the Royal Thai Air Force headquarters at 10.00 a.m. Thursday to discuss the issuance of a royal decree to hold the new round of general election.

Earlier tentative election on July 20 might be put off until end of August.

14 May 2014
3:03 pm

The scheduled meeting between acting prime minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan and the Election Commission today at 2 p.m. was put off until tomorrow morning.

The venue of the meeting remained unsettled when the government wanted it to be held at the Royal Thai Navy Academy, while the EC said the Government Centre on Chaengwattana road is more appropriate.

14 May 2014
1:42 pm

The Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order today warned the Senate not to go ahead with its movement to nominate a neutral prime minister for royal endorsement saying it is against the laws and will only bring the country to bloodshed.

14 May 2014
1:42 pm

Free Buakaew Movement today strongly condemns ASEAN over its issuance of a statement which it said constitutes a blatant violation of ASEAN’s long held principle of non-interference in Member States’ internal affairs and runs counter to the aims of the ASEAN Charter to respect the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of member states and their inalienable right to live without external interference.

14 May 2014
1:41 pm

The Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order today warned the Senate not to go ahead with its movement to nominate a neutral prime minister for royal endorsement saying it is against the laws and will only bring the country to bloodshed.

14 May 2014
1:41 pm

Free Buakaew Movement today strongly condemns ASEAN over its issuance of a statement which it said constitutes a blatant violation of ASEAN’s long held principle of non-interference in Member States’ internal affairs and runs counter to the aims of the ASEAN Charter to respect the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of member states and their inalienable right to live without external interference.