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News Thailand Government: Thai government forces cafes to track customer wi-fi use, raising fears of crackdown

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Thai government forces cafes to track customer wi-fi use, raising fears of crackdown
News source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/10/thai-government-forces-cafes-track-customer-wi-fi-use-raising/

Thailand is set to enact a controversial new regulation that would force coffee shops and restaurants to track and store the data of customers logging into their wifi connection, in the face of growing international concern about free speech in the Southeast Asian nation.

News Thailand Government: 86 Tigers From Notorious Thai Temple Died in Government Custody

Published on: Sunday 15 September 2019
86 Tigers From Notorious Thai Temple Died in Government Custody
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/world/asia/tiger-temple-deaths-thailand.html

BANGKOK — Eighty-six tigers that were seized three years ago from Thailand’s notorious Tiger Temple over concerns that they were being mistreated have died in the government’s care, Thai officials ...

News Thailand Government: Rights Groups Urge Thai Government to Curb Powers in New Cybersecurity Act

Published on: Tuesday 24 September 2019
Rights Groups Urge Thai Government to Curb Powers in New Cybersecurity Act
News source: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/rights-groups-urge-thai-government-curb-powers-new-cybersecurity-act

Rights groups and IT industry advocates are calling on Thai lawmakers to amend a new Cybersecurity Act that they say gives the government virtually unchecked power to monitor online data. The law sailed through an appointed Parliament unopposed in February, in the final months of the military junta that seized power from an elected government in 2014.

News Thailand Government: Court punts on challenge to Thailand P.M.'s legitimacy over skipped constitutional oath

Published on: Thursday 12 September 2019
Court punts on challenge to Thailand P.M.'s legitimacy over skipped constitutional oath
News source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/12/prayuth-chan-ocha-skipped-thailand-constitution-lo/

When Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand's authoritarian prime minister, was being sworn into office in July after winning an election his critics say he engineered in his favor, he donned an immaculate white uniform and began reciting the required oath of office during a live televised ceremony in front of the king.

News Thailand Government: Thai court declines to hear case of PM’s incomplete oath

Published on: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Thai court declines to hear case of PM’s incomplete oath
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/thai-court-declines-to-hear-case-of-pms-incomplete-oath/2019/09/11/48acb840-d4f7-11e9-8924-1db7dac797fb_story.html

BANGKOK — Thailand’s Constitutional Court announced Wednesday it has declined to hear a case accusing the country’s prime minister of violating the constitution by omitting a sentence from the oath of ...

News Thailand Government: Thai Cabinet minister denies drug conviction report

Published on: Monday 09 September 2019
Thai Cabinet minister denies drug conviction report
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/thai-cabinet-minister-denies-drug-conviction-report/2019/09/10/22baafea-d3b5-11e9-8924-1db7dac797fb_story.html

BANGKOK — A Thai Cabinet deputy minister says an Australian newspaper ... in July before he was sworn into his post in Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government. He said then that he had been ...

News Thailand Government: Huawei, agencies ready to turn Thailand’s 5G Testbed into reality

Published on: Tuesday 11 June 2019
Huawei, agencies ready to turn Thailand’s 5G Testbed into reality
News source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Startup_and_IT/30370914

China-based information and communications technology giant Huawei, in collaboration with Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Ministry, other government offices, private agencies and leading universities, is now ready to turn the much-awaited 5G Testbed into a reality.

News Thailand Government: Thai Junta Chief Proclaimed Second-Time Prime Minister

Published on: Monday 10 June 2019
Thai Junta Chief Proclaimed Second-Time Prime Minister
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/06/11/world/asia/ap-as-thailand-politics.html

In a brief live televised speech after the ceremony, he pledged to "dedicate myself to public service with honesty and integrity in pursuit of the greater good of the country and the people of ...

News Thailand Government: Thailand: Government to be in place by Thursday

Published on: Monday 10 June 2019
Thailand: Government to be in place by Thursday
News source: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/international/thailand-government-be-place-thursday

The new Thai government will likely be in place by next Thursday, according to sources within the Phalang Pracharat Party who spoke amid continuing uncertainty over the distribution of Cabinet portfolios.

News Thailand Government: Thailand's oldest party will join coup leader's coalition

Published on: Tuesday 04 June 2019
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/thailands-democrats-vote-join-coup-leaders-coalition-63476908

The election was run according to laws passed under Prayuth's government that were intended to handicap Pheu Thai, which headed the government ousted by the 2014 coup. Pheu Thai is associated with ...

News Thailand Government: Thailand Junta Leader Named Prime Minister After Contentious Vote

Published on: Wednesday 05 June 2019
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/world/asia/thailand-prayuth-prime-minister.html

The junta adopted an interim Constitution, which gave the head of the regime absolute power over all branches of government. For years, Thailand was the only country in the world ruled solely by a ...

News Thailand Government: Thailand's junta chief elected as country's next prime minister

Published on: Wednesday 05 June 2019
News source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/06/asia/thailand-prime-minister-prayut-intl/index.html?ref=hvper.com

The 40-year-old Thanathorn, who had seen his popularity soar among many of Thailand's young voters, was nominated as the pro-democracy camp's choice for prime minister. Prayut will now head a ...

News Thailand Government: Thai Parliament votes for coup leader to stay on as PM

Published on: Wednesday 05 June 2019
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/thailands-oldest-party-will-join-coup-leaders-coalition/2019/06/04/7bd3dfb8-8737-11e9-9d73-e2ba6bbf1b9b_story.html

The new election laws were aimed especially at the Pheu Thai party, which headed the government ousted by the 2014 coup and won the most House seats in March. Pheu Thai is associated with former Prime ...