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Bangkok Police Block Talk on Vietnamese Rights

BANGKOK — A discussion planned for Wednesday about the violation of human rights in Vietnam at a press club was ordered canceled by the authorities.

Student’s ‘Ignorant Thailand’ Banner Impresses, Outrages

BANGKOK —  A photo of a banner displayed by students at a football match between two of Thailand’s top schools remained a hot topic Monday on social media.

Top Palace Official Expelled For ‘Evil Acts’

BANGKOK — His Majesty the King has ordered all royal decorations stripped from a top palace aide who was expelled earlier this week, according to a late Friday night government notice.

Charter Referendum: Man Convicted For Yelling ‘Don’t Vote’

UBON RATCHATHANI — A 48-year-old Isaan man was convicted by a court Friday for urging people not to vote in last year’s junta-organized constitutional referendum.

Amid Political Tension, N. Korea and Malaysia Meet in Thailand

BURIRAM — Amid political tension between the two countries, North Korea and Malaysia are about to face each other in a pair of Asian Cup qualifiers in neutral Thailand.

Former Senator to Sue Junta for Politics Ban

BANGKOK — A Pheu Thai politician said Thursday he will sue the ruling junta for retaining its three-year long ban on political activities.

Prayuth Back With 6 New Election-Skeptical Questions

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha is back with more questions, and he wants answers from the public.

Big Stakes in Beijing: A Triumphant Xi vs. A Chastised Trump

WASHINGTON — When China rolls out the red carpet for Donald Trump, the grandeur of its welcome for the larger-than-life American president will mask a sobering reality.

‘Junta Party’ Leader Says He Isn’t, Critic Says He Is

BANGKOK — Songklod Thiprat is an army general who once worked for the ruling junta. He’s also presented himself as an “acting chairman” of a political party called Palang Chart Thai (literally, Power of the Thai Nation).

Junta Charges Cop Over Yingluck Flight

BANGKOK — The ruling junta filed a criminal charge against a policeman accused of helping former premier Yingluck Shinawatra flee the country in August, an officer said Tuesday.

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