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Frenchman Mocks Junta with Viral Parody Song, Gets Police Visit

BANGKOK — A French expat who made a viral music video mocking junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha was visited on Thursday by two police officers and “made to apologise.”
Wanchai holding the viral sign on June 11.

Price Hike at Coffee Truck Because Prayuth Is PM

PATHUM THANI — A coffee truck near Lam Luk Ka is going viral after it put up a sign blaming junta leader Gen. Prayuth...
Thanathorn on June 7

Thanathorn Talks Game of Thrones, Compares Self to Sansa Stark

BANGKOK — Thai politics is as cut-throat as Westeros politicking, Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said at a Friday night event where he discussed...
Left, Parina Kraikup in a photo posted Monday. Photo: Parina Kraikup / Facebook. Right, a file photo of Pannika Wanich / Matichon.

Parina vs. Pannika: Pro-Prayuth MP Says Future Forward Rival’s Grad Photo Violates 112

BANGKOK — A feud over a black-and-white pantsuit escalated when a pro-junta MP accused a Future Forward MP of breaking the lese-majeste law. Phalang Pracharath’s...
Parliament fashion feud: left, Pannika Wanich of the Future Forward Party. Right, Parina Kraikup of the Phalang Pracharath Party, both in parliament on June 5.

Pantsuit-Gate II: Pro-Prayuth MP Piles on Rival’s Fashion

BANGKOK — A pro-junta MP has posted derogatory insults about the outfit worn by a Future Forward MP to the Wednesday parliamentary session that elected junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to a second term as prime minister.
Left, Pannika Wanich at Parliament on Wednesday. Right, a photo of Porntip Rojanasunand.

Pantsuit-Gate: Future Forward MP Criticized for Not Wearing All Black

BANGKOK — As parliamentary debate over Thailand's next prime minister dragged into the sixth hour, discussion was derailed into scrutiny of a Future Forward...
Image left: BadSuperRobot / Twitter. Right: Teepagorn Wuttipitayamongkol / Twitter

Netizens Say #DemocratsBetrayedCitizens, Others Rejoice at Pro-Prayuth Stance

BANGKOK — Netizens are crying out – whether in joy or rage – Wednesday after a major political party bent the knee to the...
Screenshot of his tweets before they were deleted

“Hello Test”: Prayuth Tests Twitter on Eve of PM Vote

BANGKOK — Junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has chosen the eve of parliament meeting to select Thailand’s next prime minister as the ideal moment...
Parina Kraikup at the Technology Crime Suppression Division on Friday.

Pro-Junta MP Files Cybercrime Case Against Netizens

BANGKOK — A pro-junta MP filed a cybercrime complaint on Friday after being flamed online over a video in which she apparently insults a...

#Chitpas1700 : Netizens Squint at Democrat’s Unlikely Victory

BANGKOK — Thai netizens are venting their incredulity on the internet Wednesday at politicians who gained party-list MPs seats from a recent byelection in Chiang Mai despite earning as little as 1,738 votes.

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