BANGKOK POST | 11 students held for ‘picnic’ protest
Eleven student activists were briefly detained Wednesday night after having a picnic at Democracy Monument in Bangkok in support of five Khon Kaen students detained earlier in the day for their anti-coup protest in Khon Kaen.
| Khon Kaen students released, but 2 remain defiant
Five Khon Kaen University students were released without charge Thursday after being detained for their anti-coup protest the day before, but only two signed pledges to end their political activities.
| Scholars decry protest repression
Soldiers’ harsh reactions to students holding symbolic demonstrations against the coup could cause more harm than good for reform and reconciliation, political experts warn.
| Martial law key to safety, says Prayut
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha stood firm Thursday on his decision that martial law must be maintained to ensure the country’s security, despite growing calls for it to be lifted.
THE NATION | PM faces anti-coup gesture in his first Northeast visit
During the prime minister’s first visit to the Northeast, five student activists yesterday stole the show by making their way to the front of the stage and launching a protest against the coup and its leader, General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
| Prayut admits he is not happy Thailand is still under martial law
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday admitted that he is unhappy that Thailand is still under the martial law. The longer it is enforced, the less happy he is, he said, adding that it however remained necessary for the time being.
NATIONAL NEWS BUREAU OF THAILAND | PM approves 100 million baht budget for improvement of water supply in Isaan
KHON KAEN, 20 Novemnber 2014 (NNT)-Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved a budget of 100 million baht proposed for the improvement of the water supply in the northeastern region.
| PM Prayut satisfied with his visit to Khon Kaen and Kalasin
BANGKOK, 20 November 2014 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was reportedly pleased with his visit to Khon Kaen and Kalasin yesterday after witnessing concrete results of drought relief measures and the progress of the Damrongdham Complaint Center in solving local problems.
PHUKET GAZETTE | Five Khon Kaen students let free without charge
PHUKET: Five Khon Kaen University students who were rounded up after surprising Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his first official visit to Khon Kaen with an anti-coup protest - including a three-finger salute - were released yesterday without being charged.