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Thai Airways Chides Flight Attendants for Thanathorn Selfies

BANGKOK — Thai Airways has issued a warning against flight attendants who took a group photo with Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.
Capt. Thammanat Prompao at a café inside the Democrat Party headquarters on March 4.

A Convicted MP Can Become Minister: Deputy PM

BANGKOK — A deputy PM confirmed on Wednesday that a Phalang Pracharat MP nominated to the incoming cabinet is eligible despite allegations he has...

Cops Arrest Netizens Who Said Police Were Behind Activist Attack

BANGKOK — Police have made the first arrests in connection with the physical assault on activist Sirawith “Ja New” Seritiwat – but it wasn’t the attackers who were detained.

Ja New Rejects Police Offer of Conditional Protection

BANGKOK — A pro-democracy activist who was attacked and left unconscious on a Bangkok sidewalk said Tuesday he will refuse an offer of police protection that would require him to stop political activities.

Bye Bye Big Pom? Prawit Aides Clear DefMin Office

BANGKOK — Staff attached to Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan were seen packing his belongings at the Defense Ministry on Tuesday, in a sign that the junta No.2 may not return to the post in the next cabinet.

Some Junta Laws to Remain Effective Under New Cabinet

BANGKOK — Some special laws enacted by the junta’s absolute power will stay in place even after the new government takes over, a deputy prime minister confirmed Tuesday.

Police Defend Buying 1 Billion Baht ‘Private Jet’ For Prawit

BANGKOK — A transparency activist on Tuesday filed a complaint to probe the police’s purchase of a 1.14 billion baht jet for ferrying deputy junta chairman Prawit Wongsuwan and his entourage.
Amita Marie “Tata” Young, left. Photo: tataamitayoung / Instagram. Pol “Pete” Christensen, right. Photo: petepol / Instagram. @a_adisorn now-deleted post from June 13 which reads “#WaitingToSlapEChorAtTheArrivalGate,” center. Photo: a_adisorn / Instagram.

Celebrities Support Slapping Future Forward’s Pannika, Netizens Hit Back

BANGKOK — Online debate is swirling Monday after celebrities were caught supporting an Instagram post about slapping a Future Forward Party spokeswoman. Netizens noticed today...

Fears of Future Assaults Force Activists to Seek Police Protection

BANGKOK — Three pro-democracy campaigners assaulted by men they believe to be acting on the junta’s orders said Monday they have sought police protection.
Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen poses with his wife and child. Photo: Courtesy of his family

National Park Where Activist Disappeared Left Off UNESCO List

BANGKOK — Unresolved questions about rights violations and border demarcation prevented the United Nations from recognizing a national park as a world heritage site, government officials said Sunday.

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