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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    17 gunmen killed in Thai military base attack

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 09:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Scores of heavily armed gunmen stormed a military base in unrest-plagued southern Thailand, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in a major assault ... assailants. No military casualties were reported in the early hours assault at the base in Bacho district of Narathiwat province, one of three Muslim-dominated provinces near the border with Malaysia. ...

  2. Nine Thai soldiers to face military court over killing of Chinese sailors

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Nine Thai soldiers have turned themselves in and will face a military court over the killing of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River near ... army's Third Military Command, which guards the border area. The soldiers gave themselves up on Friday in northern Chiang Rai province, the agency's report said, without offering further ...

  3. Military must heed voice of Thai people

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Thais now known, the military must prepare to return to barracks so that the nation's people can again govern themselves. This may be a bitter pill for the military to swallow. The leader ... the military and other interest groups taking a back seat. Crucial to ensuring that this happens is the clean and fair oversight of the Electoral Commission. Through its even-handed and transparent ...

  4. Poll frontrunner claims support in Thai military

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... his efforts on behalf of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra were supported by factions in the military. Samak Sundaravej, who leads the People's Power Party (PPP) stacked ... away from the coup,' Mr Samak said. Mr Samak added that if he took power he would seek to create tougher laws preventing military coups, which are already outlawed. He also vowed to push ...

  5. Military persuasion

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... The use of secretive re-education camps for Thai Muslim men has increased dramatically as the insurgency in southern provinces continues, writes Anne Hyland Thai army officer Lieutenant-Colonel Manop Khaikhunjod sits with a machine gun resting menacingly ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Journalist killed by Thai army bullet, court finds

    Posted May 29th 2013, 02:32pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok A Thai court has found that an Italian photographer killed while covering the military’s crackdown on anti-government protesters in Thailand’s capital three ... also showed the fatal shot came from the direction of troops mobilised to quash the demonstration. It stopped short of outright blaming the military. Polenghi was shot as he tried to take ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Protesters mass outside Thai parliament

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 02:59pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... scrap charges against those involved in political unrest between the time of the military coup that toppled then-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in September 2006 until May last year. Leaders ... Shirt” protests against Abhisit’s government brought much of Bangkok to a standstill and culminated in a bloody military crackdown three years ago. Some 90 people were killed in the unrest, ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai Senate to reject controversial amnesty bill, says speaker

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:43pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Thaugsuban, who were charged with murder for ordering a military crackdown on pro-Thaksin protesters in 2010. About 90 people were killed in the violence.   ...

  9. News - Asia - THE ROHINGYA

    Thai forces accused of shooting fleeing Rohingya refugees off Phuket

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison in Phuket Up to 15 people seeking to escape persecution in Myanmar allegedly shot dead by military during botched attempt to put them aboard two ... as 15, according to three survivors and Thai villagers who were sheltering them. The alleged killings, which are said to have occurred on February 22, came during an attempt by the military ...

  10. News - Asia

    Thai army chief accused of intimidation in crackdown probe

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... investigators investigating the military's role in a deadly crackdown on opposition street protests in 2010. New York-based Human Rights Watch also criticised Commander-in-Chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha ... criminal investigation body, has so far ordered inquests into the deaths of 19 of the victims, and said it wants to question soldiers in connection with the military operation. "Abuses ...




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