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Navy to Push Rohingya Boat People Out of Thai Waters as Response Debated

BANGKOK — As the number of Rohingya fleeing what the UN has described as “textbook” ethnic cleansing reached an estimated 412,000 people Monday, Thailand...

Interactive Feature: Thailand’s Great Government Giveaway?

From oil and airlines to telecom, many of Thailand's largest state-owned enterprises would be reorganized under a bill backed by the junta. Proponents say it will bring needed reform and efficiency to these monolithic and backward organizations. Opponents say it opens to door to the biggest giveaway of public assets for private gains.

UK and Thailand to Hold Joint Military Exercise

BANGKOK — Thailand and the United Kingdom will launch a new joint military exercise, the Defense Ministry announced Thursday. The agreement came from a meeting...

2 Security Personnel Killed, 26 Hurt by Bombs in Yala

YALA — A soldier and a policeman were killed and 26 other people wounded by two bombs believed to have been set off by...

Thai Prof Quits UN; LGBTs Concerned

BANGKOK — Members of Thailand’s LGBT community said Thursday the resignation of Vitit Muntarbhorn, the United Nation’s first watchdog on gender, could slow gains being made globally.

Junta Permits Power Lines on Protected Land

BANGKOK — The junta agreed Tuesday to use its absolute power to allow the installation of overhead transmission lines through environmentally sensitive areas. The decision...

Ministry: No One Opposed Granting Public Land to Red Bull

BANGKOK — The Interior Ministry said Tuesday it would revoke a public land concession granted last year to energy drink maker Red Bull –...

Supporters Hope Yingluck Silently Biding Time

BANGKOK — That absence makes the heart grow fonder is a cliche loyal supporters of fugitive former premier Yingluck Shinawatra hope will deliver political capital should she re-emerge to play a political role from exile.

Chula Walks Back Censure of Lecturer Who Assaulted Student

BANGKOK — Chulalongkorn University on Monday acknowledged toning down a statement which had previously condemned a lecturer for putting a student in a headlock last month.

Watana: Democrats Welcome to Align With Prayuth

BANGKOK — Pheu Thai heavyweight Watana Muangsook called out the rival Democrat Party on Thursday, saying it should go ahead and forge a political alliance with junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha.

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