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The letter identified the three as Prajak Kongkirati, a political scientist ... Thailand's army staged a coup in 2014 and has remained in power ...
Cazes apparently took his life on July 12 while in custody in Thailand after authorities arrested him there a week prior, the DOJ said.
In view of rising geopolitical tensions in Asia, Thailand's foreign policy ... of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Faculty of political science, .... and the army began its dominance of the military and Thai politics.
photo - Former Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra waves to her supporters after arrives at the Former Thailand's Prime Minister ...
Wirapol Sukphol fled Thailand after being expelled from the Sangha, ... and the nation -- is one of the three traditional pillars of Thai society.
If these morsels herald a glimpse of Thailand's post-coup politics, the ... the country's two largest political parties, Pheu Thai and the Democrats, ...
The question is how will Thailand respond to the triple threat of King ... country, has made fresh moves to entrench its central role in the country's politics. ... Thaksin took Thai political campaigning in new directions, driven by ...
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha smiles with a Durian wedge at a presentation of seasonal fruit on June 9 at government House. Bangkok - A university poll ...
It will be right next door to Thai Me Up, the neighborhood eatery she also owns. Her cousin took the call ... Previously she worked as a reporter in Thailand and spent time covering the political upheaval in neighboring Cambodia in the '90s. She calls ...
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (2nd R) arrives to attend a weekly cabinet meeting at government House in Bangkok, Thailand June 13, 2017.
protests in the country's colour-coded politics resemble the prachan musical competition in classical Thai music as those involved fight for public approval and acceptance.
Pheu Thai's Ruangkrai Leekitwattana on Monday submitted a petition to the ombudsman, asking it to examine whether the passage of the two critical laws of national strategy and reforms is constitutional and make its proposal to the Constitutional Court ...
Following the demise of Chartthaipattana Party's towering figure Banharn Silpa-archa, his youngest son who is tipped to become the new party leader has expressed a strong desire to turn this one-man-show party into a political institution with ...
Gui, a Swedish citizen originally from China who co-owns the Hong Kong Mighty Current publishing house, which issues books about China's political intrigues, went missing from Pattaya, Thailand, on October 17, 2015. In mid-January 2016, CCTV, China's ...
Movement of the local currency has not been as volatile as it could have been based on domestic political events the past few years, while Thailand's regional trade position is reflected through how the baht movement is synchronised with other Asian ...
(CNN) - Filled with crumbling, camera-friendly ruins, Thailand's old capital of Ayutthaya has long been viewed as a popular Bangkok day-trip destination.
Yasmin Lee Arpon Scepticism is growing in Thailand on whether a general election will be called late next year, despite repeated assurances from junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha that the road map is "on track".
If the ruling goes against Yingluck, it has a real capacity to badly damage the jugular veins of Pheu Thai, the country's biggest political party, and the still-powerful Shinawatra clan. How their mass of followers will react to a possible jail term ...
A majority of people see no possibility for the country's two major political parties -- Pheu Thai and Democrat -- to join hands to set up a coalition government ...
Thai-subtitled version of Chaplin classic blocked on heavily subdued 85th anniversary of Siam Revolution.
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
AFTER 13 military coups and countless political uprisings, some may have already lost faith in Thai democracy since the Siamese Revolution took place 85 ...
A majority of people see no possibility for the country's two major political parties -- Pheu Thai and Democrat -- to join hands to set up a coalition government after the next general election -- although they would like them to do so, according to ...
[JURIST] Thailand's parliament unanimously approved national strategy legislation on Thursday which will provide the military with political influence for at least 20 years. The National Strategy Act will create a committee [Reuters report], led by ...
Bangkok -- Thai Prime Minister and junta boss Prayuth Chan-ocha gathered his economic team for a rare all-star appearance in front of foreign investors on Thursday in a desperate appeal to get money flowing back into the country again.
[JURIST] Thailand's parliament unanimously approved national strategy legislation on Thursday which will provide the military with political influence for at least 20 years. The National Strategy Act will create a committee [Reuters report], led by ...
In April, Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a military-backed Constitution, the country's 20th since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932, which critics have said will also give the generals a powerful say over Thai politics for years, if ...
Political activities at the Royal Plaza to mark the June 24, 1932 revolution that brought an end to absolute monarchy will not be allowed.
Peua Thai stalwarts have vowed in private to challenge the military's political power and overhaul its Constitution if returned to power at the polls.
Since then, the junta has sought to put in place measures, including political reforms, which it says are necessary to bring order to the country before an election can be held in 2018.
Three years after the May 2014 coup that brought General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his military clique to power, Western democracies are impatiently awaiting Thailand's next general election, as promised by the junta under their declared road map to ...
When US Ambassador to Thailand Glyn Davies recently asked Bangkok's coup-installed military government to support international sanctions against North Korea, he reflected concerns by analysts that Pyongyang could build nuclear and other weapons ...
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha meets Boy Scouts after giving a speech on the 'Thailand 4.0' policy at Khon Kaen University.
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
Follow all the latest Thailand news provided by ThaiVisa and The Nation. Get real time updated of what's happening in Thailand and in the world.
Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was widely seen as a pillar of stability during seven decades of political turmoil in Thailand. ... In 2015 thousands of Thai cyclists joined the then-crown prince in a ride through Bangkok in honour of his mother, Queen ...
Thailand's 20th Constitution was enshrined into law this April, and with it came fresh powers for the ruling military junta, increasing the military's involvement in politics with the introduction of a military-appointed senate and forcing any future ...
In July, according to spokespeople for Thailand's government, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will come to Washington for a White House visit.
He insisted that the rail project will not result in Thailand losing its sovereignty or territory to China as claimed. The project belongs to the Thai government, which has the country's best interests at heart he said, while insisting that no land ...
More politics News. June 20, 2017 7:52 AM ... A man arrested over the bombing of an army hospital in Bangkok said Tuesday that he carried out the attack that wounded 21 people as an act of resistance against Thailand's ruling military junta, his ...
Central party officials voiced skepticism Monday about a system intended to give the public more say in politics after a majority of the junta's rubber stamp parliament approved introducing such a voting system into law when they last met.
Social thinker Seksan Prasertkul argues that Thailand's political crisis is actually the result of a clash between the two regimes - "modern elites" empowered by democracy and backed by the masses, and "state elites" empowered by the bureaucracy and ...
This was a unique Thai action. In contrast, companies in Singapore and Indonesia cut investment overseas last year, while deals by Malaysian firms slumped to the lowest in a decade.
Thailand'S political crisis is not the result of an ideological clash between colour-coded political groups, but a clash between the two regimes of "Modern elites" and "State elites", Seksan Prasertkul, a noted political scientist and social thinker ...
Suppipat has lived in Paris for the last two years as a political refugee, and has dabbled in France's burgeoning tech scene.
Thailand has been roiled for more than a decade by a struggle between populist political forces supported by poorer voters, and the old military-led establishment, largely backed by better-off voters based in Bangkok.
Testimony began Friday in the trial of a prominent Thai student dissident's mother who faces up to 20 years in prison for writing the word "yeah" in a facebook conversation about the country's monarchy.
... Prayut Chan-O-Cha seized power in 2014. In the years before the coup the memorial became a touchpaper for Thailand's current political divide between democrats and monarchical conservatives -- some of whom had called for the plaque to be ripped up.


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