Protests to hit three parts of Bangkok today. Here’s where to find or avoid them.

Protesters will target the media, misuse of taxpayer money and police brutality at three Bangkok venues today: two in the heart of the city and one in the southeastern outskirts. At 4pm, a rally will be held in front of Nation Multimedia Group in the Bang Na district to call out what protesters say are ...

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Prayuth floats ‘reconciliation’ panel to fix constitution

Prayuth floats ‘reconciliation’ panel to fix constitution

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha said today that a “reconciliation committee” comprised of lawmakers, senators and protest movement figures would study ways to amend the...

Self-mutilating MP says he borrowed fruit knife from parliament maid

Self-mutilating MP says he borrowed fruit knife from parliament maid

An MP who slashed his arm during yesterday’s parliamentary session has apologized for the alarming incident, saying he used a borrowed fruit knife to harm himself. After...

‘No Hitler mustaches, no Nazi costumes,’ German Embassy protesters warned

‘No Hitler mustaches, no Nazi costumes,’ German Embassy protesters warned

“Please avoid any symbol or salutation used during the Nazi era,” read the message. “Whoever sees someone do that, please stop them.” That was the message in a protest...

‘Severe’ state of emergency lifted over Bangkok

‘Severe’ state of emergency lifted over Bangkok

The government on Thursday made good on the prime minister’s offer to revoke the week-old state of emergency imposed over the capital in response to mounting protests.  The...

Protesters held off near Government House by blockade of vehicles, police

Protesters held off near Government House by blockade of vehicles, police

Thousands of people demanding the government step down and monarchy be reformed marched on Thailand’s Government House in Bangkok, overcoming police barricades to reach...

Ordered off the air, Voice TV broadcasts live via gamer fave Twitch

Ordered off the air, Voice TV broadcasts live via gamer fave Twitch

Update: A court on Thursday afternoon overturned yesterday’s ruling that four media outlets must cease operations, granting an appeal of the decision lodged by broadcaster...

BTS Protests: Protesters told to gather at all Skytrain stations at 2pm

BTS Protests: Protesters told to gather at all Skytrain stations at 2pm

Protest organizers are asking people to gather this afternoon at every BTS station for what’s likely to be another round of protests.  After a week of nearly daily protests...

Protest leaders re-arrested as ‘important announcement’ teased for noon

Protest leaders re-arrested as ‘important announcement’ teased for noon

Two key student activists were freed on bail last night only to be immediately detained again. Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul and Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak...

Thai court orders Voice TV to shut down all online operations

Thai court orders Voice TV to shut down all online operations

The Criminal Court today ordered broadcaster Voice TV to halt all online operations after finding it guilty of computer crimes and violating the state of emergency. The court made...


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Coconuts Bangkok Politics

This is your spot for learning which government official was spotted on Soi Cowboy, who’s been misappropriating funds to pimp out his office and what’s going on behind the closed doors at Government House (Hint: It’s not Pokemon Go). Sometimes, with politicians like we’ve got, you have to laugh or else you’ll cry.