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Thai media also reported a potential connection to Thailand's military, with the suspect – named as Chayut Prasertrit – driving a car that carried a 4th Calvary Regiment sticker. The suspect reportedly confessed to smuggling the weapons and indicated he intended to deliver them to a customer in Thailand.
The 20-year-old has been given an exemption after enough men volunteered for the military ahead of his possible enlistment. The Thai singer and rapper, real name Kunpimook Bhuwakul, returned to Thailand from South Korea for the military draft on 9 April. Much like South Korea, Thailand has a ...

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GOT7's BamBam will not be serving in the South Korean military. The massive South Korean pop star discovered his enlistment .... For Thailand's military service, a lottery is held in each area every year in April to determine the new recruits. Potential recruits select a card out of a box, and if it is red, he will ...
Much like the multitude of visitors it entices, the Thai capital's attractions are many and varied, with street food, sex and after-dark entertainment often cited as major draws. Incidentally, these are also among the industries targeted by the country's ruling military junta in an effort to clean up Bangkok's image.
On March 26, Pavlo Bukin, the Director General of state-owned defense industry group Ukroboronprom, declared that the deal had effectively been completed, with the batch of combat vehicles successfully passing a test in the presence of Thai defense officials the tanks soon be being sent to Thailand to ...

Anti-military activists have announced they will step up their rally and stage a prolonged rally in May to oust the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ... Today's march to the Royal Thai Army headquarters is aimed at calling for the military to stop supporting the NCPO and take the people's side.
Since 2015, Thailand's military government has been in the process of rigorously reforming the country's investment policies. ... National and multinational corporations investing in the zones will receive generous governmental support from the Thai Board of Investment (BOI), including tax incentives and ...
Members of the Thai army take part in Thailand's National Armed Forces Day at the Thai Army 11th Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, Thailand January 18, 2016. ... BANGKOK: More than 300 Thai pro-democracy demonstrators marched to the gates of the army headquarters in Bangkok on Saturday (Mar 24) to ...
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - More than 300 Thai pro-democracy demonstrators marched to the gates of the army headquarters in Bangkok on Saturday (March 24) to call on soldiers to withdraw their support for the ruling junta. It was one of the biggest in a new wave of protests against corruption and the ...
Thailand's military government is crushing the spirit of Bangkok's nightlife amid an intensifying crackdown that is forcing many bars and clubs to close early or indefinitely. With an election tentatively set for February 2019, the campaign appears to be a last-ditch attempt by the embattled government to ...
The Thai Alliance for Human Rights (Australia) (TAHRA) was angry that former general and now Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the leader of the illegal military junta running Thailand, was welcomed to the summit after foreign minister Julie Bishop had pledged in writing that “given Australia's ...
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha speaks during a media press conference at Government House in Bangkok on September 15, 2016. ... Thailand's military regime, keen to promote its ambitious Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development program, sent mixed signals to the same foreign investors it ...
Thailand's military government has been hit with a graft scandal involving the misappropriation of 85 percent of funds that were allocated for the poor and for HIV patients, the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) made said on Tuesday after finding evidence of US$ 3.2 million missing.
Thai billionaire Thananthorn Juangroongruangkit smiles after announcing the launch of his new Future Forward Party in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Thailand's slow move from military to civilian governance has lured dozens of new political parties to register in barely two weeks, ...
BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 23: Thai police patrol outside a military compound before former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives to report to Thailand's ruling military on May 23, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.The military summoned the entire former government and members of the politically influential Shinawatra ...
“Give democracy a chance,” the graduate of New York University Stern School of Business said in English at the launch. “We don't need governance through guns,” he added in Thai, referring to the ruling military, which took power in 2014. The launch comes two weeks after Thailand's Election Commission ...

Thailand's military government inherited 18.7 million tons of rice stocks built up under the previous government's rice subsidy scheme, and has held several ... The Thai government will ship 100,000 tons of rice on a government-to-government deal with China's state-owned trader Cofco Corporation this ...
Thailand's ruling military junta should “chase” Cambodian exiles “staying in Bangkok,” Hun Sen said in a speech last year soon after the CNRP's dissolution. The party's leader, Kem Sokha, is currently detained in Phnom Penh on treason charges, a message to the CNRP's rank and file that no one is safe ...
BANGKOK (AFP) - Hundreds of pro-democracy Thais rallied in Bangkok on Saturday (March 10) to rail against the ruling junta with T-shirts, signs and speeches, as activists grow bolder in their defiance of a ban on protests. The military regime has kept a tight rein on dissent since its 2014 power grab by ...
Thailand's military government responded by introducing new regulations and setting up a command center to fight illegal fishing. The ILO report released Wednesday on "Ship to Shore Rights" recommends the Thai government strengthen its legal framework, ensure effective enforcement, establish higher ...
Separatist insurgents recently hijacked a double-decker tour bus and set it on fire in Thailand's Deep South, after escorting the passengers off. The incident jolted security officials in the region, where the military had boasted about winning hearts and minds of the predominantly Malay Muslim population.
“This is sort of a military junta behind the scenes. There is certainly an elected government. But what a lot of Thai professors have said is, Thailand is following the Myanmar model, where you have a very strong military sort of behind a charade democracy. And that way, the military in Thailand, as well as the ...
Thailand's constitution stipulates that voting must occur within 150 days of the laws taking effect. The later they pass, the longer the junta can delay the election. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of Thailand's military junta, has stated that the election would be held this November. But in late January, ...
According to his testimony to the US Congress last April, Harris is convinced that the US should “engage more, not less, on Thai military leadership” and that “Thailand is committed to a return to democracy with national elections in 2018”. “[This is] the best way for the US to promote security and healthy ...
A South Korea soldier aims his machine gun during the ongoing Cobra Gold U.S.-Thai joint military exercise on Hat Yao beach in Chonburi province, eastern Thailand, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Approximately 11,000 military personnel from the U.S., Thailand, and South Korea are taking part in the annual ...
It was awarded "to show the long and close relations" between the two countries, the Royal Thai Armed Forces said in a statement. But Matt Smith, of campaign group Fortify Rights, said Thailand should support calls for accountability and justice in neighbouring Myanmar rather than honouring its top ...
Thailand's military junta filed a criminal and civil defamation case on Wednesday against a man who spoke publicly about the fact that he was tortured by Thailand's ... Thai soldiers are on high alert after insurgents detonated more than 36 small bombs in the region in Yala, Thailand, on May 17, 2015.
A military coup in 2014 canceled any high-level contacts between the two militaries. The Thai regime has promised a return to civilian control after elections later this year. The visit is proof of the chairman's commitment to the military-to-military relationship between U.S. and Thailand. Dunford noted that the ...
The United States put a hold on military-to-military contacts with Thailand following a military coup in May 2014. The contacts have been re-energized now that the Thai government has scheduled free elections later this year. During his visit to Thailand, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford will meet with ...
... Thai and banana pancakes. Not long ago it was hard to sneak through the heaving stalls. Now, they neatly line one side of the strip. Local couple, Supakit Lamrueang and his wife, have cooked street food on Khaosan Road for more than 20 years. But in the last year, they've suffered in the military junta's ...
The missing footage raises doubts about the military's claims. Thailand's judicial authorities should not accept at face value the army's one-sided account of Chaiyaphum's death. They need to undertake a thorough and impartial investigation of his killing and make their findings public. They also need to ...
Since the 1932 revolution overthrew Thailand's absolute monarchy, the Thai military has been as much a political actor as an instrument of policy. But this has come at the price of its capacity to accept direction, develop a defence doctrine capable of disciplining procurement, and generate and execute ...
As Thailand's latest junta approaches its apparent denouement after four years, discussion is once again turning to the role the Thai military will play in post-election politics. This focus tends to overlook the military's external security role, as well as the impact of its political involvement on this responsibility.
BANGKOK -- With its political future in the balance, Thailand's military government is digging in to protect one of its key figures, Prawit Wongsuwan, the deputy ... The other is business tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, president of Italian-Thai Development, a listed company and the country's largest construction ...
The biggest US force in years joined an annual military exercise in Thailand today despite controversy over the Thai junta's invitation to neighbouring Burma's army, which .... The United States scaled back attendance at Cobra Gold, Asia's largest multilateral military exercise, after a 2014 coup in Thailand.
By Mariyam Ahmad. Thailand has revamped a program that aims to rehabilitate southern insurgents who lay down their weapons by focusing on hardcore rebels requiring special training, the Thai army's regional commander said. The Thai military sharply reduced the number of enrollees and changed ...
Thailand has been under military rule since a 2014 coup, but the junta is under increasing pressure both at home and abroad to return the country to civilian governance. Repeated postponements of promised elections and several corruption scandals have in recent months eroded public support for the ...
A military coup in 2014 canceled any high-level contacts between the two militaries. The Thai regime has promised a return to civilian control after elections later this year. The visit is proof of the chairman's commitment to the military-to-military relationship between U.S. and Thailand. Dunford noted that the ...
Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visit U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Rotational Force – Darwin at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Feb. 6, 2018. DoD photo by Navy ...
Thailand is boosting its military capabilities, with major programs including modernization of four more Northrop Grumman F-5E/F Tigers and the acquisition of Korea Aerospace Industries T-50 trainers, Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters, maritime patrol aircraft and Saab JAS 39C/D Gripen ...
Somyot was appointed police commissioner when Thailand's military seized power from an elected government in 2014. In recent months, allegations of corruption have tainted the ruling junta's reputation. But the police force's reputation as one of the most corrupt institutions in the country is longstanding ...
SINGAPORE, February 6. /TASS/. Moscow and Bangkok have signed an agreement on the supply of Russia's world-renowned Kalashnikov assault rifles. The first shipment is scheduled for this year, according to Mikhail Petukhov, Deputy Director of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical ...
The United States put a hold on military-to-military contacts with Thailand following a military coup in May 2014. The contacts have been re-energized now that the Thai government has scheduled free elections later this year. During his visit to Thailand, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford will meet with ...
Last year's Cobra Gold exercises saw 29 countries either directly participating in or observing the exercises (See: “US, Thailand to Launch 2017 Cobra Gold Exercises”). As the planning for this year's Cobra Gold exercises have gone on, Thai officials have been saying that more personnel and countries ...
The postponement possibly derives from the fact that, following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thai politics is in flux. Thais may have already welcomed their new king, Maha Vajiralongkorn, but his long absence from Thailand has created a power vacuum filled with challenges, particularly from the ...
No surprises here – for the third time since the Thai military led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha took power in a 2014 coup, a planned general election to restore democracy has been postponed. The decision on Thursday by the junta-appointed legislature to delay the vote means polls will now probably be ...
The total, according to the Los Angeles based Thai Facebook page CSI-LA: 25 luxury watches and counting, worth more than $1 million, and all undeclared on his personal assets list. It all seems a bit much on a civil servant's modest salary. And the fallout has caused enough damage to the military-led ...
In this Jan. 25, 2018, photo, members of the National Legislative Assembly meet at parliament in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's long-delayed election appears in danger of further postponement after the military junta's appointed legislature voted to delay the implementation of a piece of legislation needed ...
One of the most powerful men in Thailand's military Government is under fire for his love of expensive watches. ... "The Thai people [are] angry … it's a watch for the movie star, not the General who wants to fight corruption," says a Thai citizen who runs a Facebook page called CSI-LA. He spoke to the ABC ...


 

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