Police investigating Amnesty International

Police investigating Amnesty International

A protester holds a sign calling for Amnesty International’s expulsion from Thailand, amid a lion dance troupe performing in front of Silom Complex in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo: Chanat Katanyu)

Police are looking into whether Amnesty International Thailand has undermined national security and the monarchy, as requested by the self-proclaimed network of people protecting the royal institution, police deputy spokesman Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Monday.

The net work on Nov 25 made its request in a letter submitted to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha via the Government House complaints centre. The letter was accepted by Seksakol Atthawong, a vice minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Pol Col Krissana said the prime minister had assigned the Ministry of Interior and the Royal Thai Police to look into the matter.

The RTP, on its part, was investigating whether the non-government organisation had committed any legal offences in a way that could affect national security and the monarchy.

The RTP was strictly complying with the law without discrimination. If there was clear evidence of a legal offence, the RTP would take action against the organisation according to the law, Pol Col Krissana said.

Members of the network and other pro-government groups rallied in front of the Silom Complex in Bangkok on Monday, hoping to gather up to one million signatures in support of a campaign to expel Amnesty International from Thailand.

The gathering was highlighted by a lion dance troupe performance, with supporters holding aloft banners with the message “Amnesty International GET OUT of Thailand”, and more.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Coming soon: police body cams with facial recognition

Dany Tirza, 63, a former Israeli army colonel, stands next to a dummy as he speaks to AFP at his office in the Jewish settlement of Kfar Adumim, in the ... Read more »

Forget working from home -- why not live in an old office?

View of the 1425 New York Avenue NW building in Washington on Thursday. This office building will be converted into homes. WASHINGTON: Blocks from the White House, an unassuming edifice ... Read more »

20 tonnes of smuggled pork from Laos seized

MUKDAHAN: About 20 tonnes of pork was seized from an 18-wheel lorry which crossed the second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge over the Mekong river to this northeastern border province from Savannakhet ... Read more »

7,686 new Covid cases, 13 more deaths

A boy receives a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a vaccination centre at Bang Sue Grand Station in Bangkok on Saturday. The centre is open daily from 2pm ... Read more »

Brave sister to the rescue, off his meds, sideline job

A woman points to the bed where Bee and Tee fell asleep. He fled into the bushes A young woman says she will not forgive the misdeeds of a contract ... Read more »

Briton slain in Kanchanaburi knife attack

KANCHANABURI: A Briton was killed and his compatriot badly hurt in a knife attack in front of a rented house in Muang district, Kanchanaburi, early yesterday, police said. The fatal ... Read more »

Ministry open to election meets on premises

The Ministry of Defence yesterday assured all political parties will have an equal electioneering opportunity on its premises for the Jan 30 by-election in Bangkok Constituency 9, covering Lak Si ... Read more »

Expelled MP says axeing was wrong Somsak petitions PPRP leader Prawit

One of 21 renegade MPs expelled from the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) is appealing against the decision, saying he had nothing to do with the moves that led to ... Read more »

Officer suspended over child sex abuse claim refuses to talk

Trang: A policeman accused of sexually assaulting two girls over an extended period has been charged with four counts of rape and suspended from the force, said the provincial police ... Read more »

Stricken elephant succumbs to injuries

race against time: A team of vets treats the 60-year-old wild elephant but ultimately lost the fight. A 60-year-old elephant yesterday succumbed to severe injuries from gunshot wounds after being ... Read more »

Govt 'ready' to host 2022 Apec meet Boosting MSMEs on the agenda

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced that Thailand is fully prepared to serve as host this year for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit, says government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana. “It ... Read more »

Pattaya outlets hail easing of tourism curbs

Chon Buri: Hospitality and tourism business operators in Pattaya City have welcomed the government's decision to include the city, part of Bang Lamung district, and other districts of the coastal ... Read more »

Fighting to breathe On the road to the Bangkok gubernatorial election, the 'Bangkok Post' is running the City Speak series, focusing on issues facing the capital. We open the series with a look at air pollution.

brown and nasty: Bangkok is shrouded in haze with record high PM2.5 levels during the cold season. This picture was taken on Dec 6 last year. Despite the government's efforts ... Read more »

Online gambling ring busted in Nakhon Sawan Five arrested in crackdown on network that had B1 billion in circulation, say police

Police inspect seized computers and other devices after a raid on a house in Muang district of Nakhon Sawan that served as an online gambling hub. (Photo: Chalit Pumruang) NAKHON ... Read more »

Crypto meltdown erases $1 trillion in value Bitcoin down 50% from November peak as risk-off sentiment batters cryptocurrencies

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies are seen on motherboard. (Reuters File Photo) Bitcoin has now shed more than 50% from its record high in November ... Read more »

'Good samaritan' charged with child rape Abuse of girl in Phetchabun began when she was 10 and continued for three years, police say

Suspect Sirasit Thanyaphokhinsathian (white shirt) reads an arrest warrant shown to him by Crime Suppression Division police after being arrested in Kaeng Khoi, Saraburi on Saturday for allegedly raping a ... Read more »

P-Move rally outside UN office Protesters press government to step up efforts to resolve numerous social problems

A representative of the protesters reads a statement, calling on the government to meet their 15-point list of demands on Saturday outside the UN office in Bangkok. (Photo by Bangkok ... Read more »

Green sea turtle lays eggs on Phuket beach First sighting this year of rare event, says local mayor

Officials observe egg-laying by a green sea turtle on Ao Sane beach in tambon Rawei of Muang district in Phuket on Friday night. (Photo supplied: Achadthaya Chuenniran) PHUKET: A green ... Read more »

Impact of oil firms' exit from Myanmar limited 'A lot more pressure needed to defeat this junta for good,' says human rights activist

The TotalEnergies logo is seen on a charging station in La Defense on the outskirts of Paris. The French company announced in Friday that it would pull out of Myanmar. ... Read more »

Bangkok, northern provinces warned of PM2.5 surge

The Centre for Air Pollution Mitigation has warned of harmful levels of fine-particulate dust in Greater Bangkok and the northern region next week due to a drop in wind speed. ... Read more »

Briton killed, compatriot badly hurt in knife attack

Police and forensic officers inspect the crime scene in Muang district of Kanchanaburi following a knife attack on two British men. (Photo: Pithakkan Foundation) A Briton was brutally killed, and ... Read more »

Fed Launches Review of Possible Central Bank Digital Currency Officials solicit public comment, but are unlikely to decide soon whether to issue a government-backed cryptocurrency

“We look forward to engaging with the public, elected representatives, and a broad range of stakeholders as we examine the positives and negatives of a central bank digital currency in ... Read more »

Unilever Walks Away From Glaxo Consumer-Healthcare Deal Dove soap owner says it won't raise its $68 billion offer for the maker of Aquafresh toothpaste and Advil painkillers

The Unilever headquarters in London. The company’s offer to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer-healthcare business has faced criticism about price and strategic fit. (Photo: Reuters) Unilever PLC said it wouldn't increase its ... Read more »

US stocks fall again, sending Nasdaq nearer to dreaded 'bear' market

A big drop in Netflix sent the Nasdaq into a deeper correction and closer to a ‘bear’ market territory. WASHINGTON: Wall Street stocks tumbled again Friday following a plunge in ... Read more »

8,112 new Covid cases, 19 more deaths

Teenage girls wearing face masks and sporting Japanese fashion pose for a group photo at Japan Expo Thailand 2022 at CentralWorld shopping mall on Friday. The expo runs till Sunday. (Photo: ... Read more »

Government to plug 'Wellness Sandbox'

Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, on Nov 8, 2021. (Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) The government is set to promote Hua Hin and Cha-am as Thailand's “Wellness Sandbox” to ... Read more »

Energy for All scheme faces even more delays

Corn waste is turned into fuel for electricity at the Mae Cham pilot project, part of the Energy for All scheme. The Energy for All renewable scheme faces yet another ... Read more »

Foodpanda revitalises Meal delivery platform gears up for intense competition

Foodpanda unveils new brand ambassador Pau-Pau. Food delivery platform Foodpanda vows to invest more in Thailand and gear up for a “brand love” approach amid intense competition in the market, ... Read more »

Shares slide on rate worries, weak earnings

Recap: Global shares tumbled yesterday as fears about the pace of monetary policy tightening and weaker-than-expected earnings from Wall Street continued to sour investor confidence. The SET index moved in ... Read more »

Put on a happy face The second generation of homebuilder Landy Home knows they need to keep customers, staff and construction workers happy to drive sustainable growth, writes Kanana Katharangsiporn

From left Mr Phanid, Ms Pornrat and Ms Phattra in front of the company their father built. The second generation of homebuilder Landy Home (Thailand) inherited two key principles from the ... Read more »

VAT payment of e-service tax beats estimates

The number of foreign online platform operators registering to pay value-added tax (VAT) in Thailand has increased to around 120 following enforcement of the e-service tax law last year, says ... Read more »

'January effect' keeping SET afloat

Since the beginning of this year, the Stock Exchange of Thailand has been trading in sideways-up mode on persistent foreign buying amid a generally upbeat “January effect”. Popular blue chips ... Read more »

Exports surge 17% in 2021

Thailand's exports rose by 24.2% year-on-year in December, beating expectations and helping 2021 growth hit 17.1%, the highest in 11 years. Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit revealed yesterday customs-cleared exports tallied ... Read more »

Banks post improved profits last year

The local banking sector reported higher net profit for 2021 thanks to lower loan-loss provisions and improved operating profit, despite challenging economic conditions given the impact of the prolonged pandemic. ... Read more »

Crypto exchanges seek tax holiday Operators say time needed to generate growth momentum

Local digital exchange operators have requested a two-year tax exemption for cryptocurrency trading, claiming the industry needs more time to generate sustainable growth momentum. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ... Read more »

Foreign property lures are rejected Government still wants to entice wealthy expats

The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday put the brakes on proposals to increase foreign ownership quotas for condominiums from 49% and expand ... Read more »

Thamanat expulsion leaves waters murkier interview: Wissanu says the govt faces a period of uncertainty as its biggest threat comes from within, writes Mongkol Bangprapa

Wissanu Krea-ngam วิษณุ เครืองาม PHOTO BY GOVERNMENT HOUSE Published caption : Wissanu: Warns against PM quitting Published caption : Wissanu: ‘Don’t defy charter court’ ++++++++++++++++++++++ Published caption::Wissanu: New law ready ... Read more »

Omicron to totally dominate by month-end Milder symptoms a benefit, say experts

The Department of Medical Sciences has projected that the Omicron variant will account for almost all new Covid-19 infections by the end of this month, with its current dominance already ... Read more »

CUPT comes under fire over entrance exam stance

The Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) has drawn widespread criticism after declaring that students infected with Covid-19 at the time of their scheduled appointment cannot take this year's ... Read more »

Free counselling for foreign retirees

Thailand is stepping up its assistance for foreign retirees and their Thai spouses by providing free counselling on inheritance and other legal issues under international laws. This support is being ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic