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Critics Say Prayuth Should Compensate Aussie Mine He Shut Down

BANGKOK — An Australian mining company on Monday denied it has settled with the military government a year after the junta leader used his...

4-Year Professional Visas Get Green Light

BANGKOK — A plan to offer four-year visas to highly skilled professionals and investors was endorsed Friday by the Cabinet. Those who obtain the so-called...

Expert Says New Regulations Coerce Online Platforms to Self-Censor

BANGKOK — The final regulations written to facilitate the removal of online content under the new Computer Crime Act illustrate the government’s bid to...

Govt Backtracks From Threatening Facebook, Again

BANGKOK — Telecommunications regulators said Wednesday they decided to drop an ultimatum given to top foreign online platforms after finding flaws in their own...

Gov’t Committee Weighs Asking Facebook to Link Thai IDs

BANGKOK — Members of the junta-appointed reform committee said Tuesday that social media users need stricter identity verification methods to deter them from using it inappropriately.

Oil Extraction on Protected Land Resumes Under Junta’s Shield

BANGKOK — Oil companies resumed operations Monday after the junta chief used his self-granted absolute power to overturn a court order and give them...

Junta Pilloried for Handling of Rail Project at Forum

BANGKOK — After the junta chief exempted the 179 billion baht, high-speed railway project from 10 laws and orders last week, questions have flown...

Shades of California Wow as True Fitness Takes a Bow

BANGKOK — Dozens of gym members showed up ready to work out Thursday at the sole remaining True Fitness fitness center only to find...

Samet Residents Complain Island Music Fest an Unwelcome Mess

RAYONG — A music festival on Ko Samet suspended ticket sales Thursday after the island community complained it benefits only the organizer and leaves behind nothing but garbage.

At 420 Weed Fest, Heady Times for Thai Cannabis Activists (Photos)

BANGKOK — Nantachai Techasrivichien said it was about a year ago when he was diagnosed with acute anxiety. Soon the radio disc jockey found therapy in making things grow. At his home, he grows plants for luck and feels a unique thrill in watching their progress. About six months ago he started a new business, importing grow bags from the U.S. state of Oklahoma for sale over Facebook.

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