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Thailand PM Tells Media to Lay Off His Deputy PM Over Luxury Watch and Ring

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday urged the media not to put pressure on his deputy, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, over allegations surrounding his possession of a luxurious watch and platinum diamond ring. The premier appealed for legal procedures to be followed in the case, and urged the public not to […]

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

European Union To Restore Political Relations With Thailand

– BANGKOK – The European Union resolved to restore its political relations with Thailand, revive free trade negotiation and call for the next election in November 2018, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. The resolution announced on Monday came from EU foreign ministers along with demands for human rights, basic liberty and democratization in Thailand. In […]

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Democracy Activists Petition Constitutional Court to Scrap Junta’s Gag Order

– BANGKOK – Democracy activists will petition the Constitutional Court for the lift one of the junta’s orders on the ground it is an outright violation of the constitution. Rangsiman Rome (above), a coordinator of the Democracy Restoration Group under the New Democracy Movement, the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights and representatives of people affected […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai PM Orders Monitoring of Internet Over Comments Related to His Government’s Performance

– BANGKOK – On-line critics of Thailand’s Junta government were warned to be careful what they say about the government’s performance, as Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday ordered all state officers to elevate their monitoring of Internet comments and enforce the laws relating to them. They were told by Prayut to strictly enforce the […]

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand Says It’s on Track to End Military Rule in 2018

  – BANGKOK – Thailand said it remains on course for elections next year and that curbs on political parties will soon be eased, as pressure mounts on the military government to roll back restrictions on campaigning. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said last month a vote will be held in November 2018, though analysts are […]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai PM Calls for Reform of the Department of Special Investigations (DSI)

– BANGKOK – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha calls for reform of the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) to prepare it to handle only special cases in the future. (Screen grab YouTube) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called for an overhaul of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) so it can face future challenges and cope […]

November 11th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Prosecutors to Decide on Two Criminal Cases Against Thaksin Shinawatra

– BANGKOK – According to a source at the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) the government will decide by the middle of this month whether to revive two criminal cases against fugitive ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Attorney-General Khemchai Chutiwong late last month appointed prosecutors to work on the two matters and is considering whether to […]

November 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

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