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Thailand’s Military Junta Considers Death Penalty for Officials Convicted of Graft

. . BANGKOK -Thailand’s Military installed Government is now mulling over the idea of a death sentence for politicians convicted in all forms of graft, however they have set the sum of money they can steal prior to a death sentence rather high. Reuters reported that Thai officials convicted in corruption cases involving more than […]

January 9th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Junta Does Turn Around Over 2017 Elections

. . BANGKOK – Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Wednesday (Jan 4) a general election will be held this year after doubts were raised by a member of the national legislative assembly. Thailand’s next polls will restore civilian rule following a 2014 coup, and will be the first under a new constitution, […]

January 4th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand Dealing with China in the Dark

. . BANGKOK – The Thai military is in the midst of a full-bore “pivot” of its own towards China, to the detriment of our long-time Western allies. This has been particularly obvious in the realm of procurement, with Thai generals eyeing more Chinese military hardware in recent years, beginning with submarines. Now there is […]

January 4th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Happy New Year Thailand, Junta Says “NO ELECTIONS” Until 2018

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military Junta has started out the New Year by once again breaking their promiss of holding democratic elections in 2017. Somjet Boonthanom, a member of the military-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA), told Reuters that elections would likely be most likely delayed until March or April 2018. This time saying the […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thai Military Court Indicts 19 Red Shirts Resuming Pressure on Political Opponents

. . BANGKOK – Thai Military Prosecutors on Friday indicted 19 senior members of the anti-coup Red Shirt movement for violating a ban on political activities when they sought to open an office to monitor last August’s referendum on a new constitution. The draft charter, criticized as undemocratic but promoted by the military regime that […]

December 18th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Phra Dhammachayo Relieved of his Duties as Abbot of Wat Dhammakaya

. . BANGKOK – Phra Dhammachayo has been relieved of his duty and responsibility as the abbot of Wat Dhammakaya effective as of Thursday by the Pathum Thani chief monk, citing his prolonged illness. The removal of Phra Dhammachayo or Phra Thepyarn Mahamuni as the abbot of Wat Dhammakaya was announced on Thursday by Mr […]

December 9th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Prime Minister Say’s No Exceptions for News Media on Lese Majeste Law

. . BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha warned Wednesday that the BBC could be prosecuted if an online report published by its Thai-language service about the country’s new king is found to have violated the law safeguarding the monarchy’s reputation. BBC-Thai, a relative newcomer among the services of the British Broadcasting Corp., caused […]

December 7th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

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