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Vigils to Mark 2010 Crackdown

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy activists are set on Saturday to join families of those who died in a 2010 military crackdown marking the eighth year since the bloodshed which killed nearly 100 people.
Still image from a livestream Friday afternoon by the Democracy Restoration Group.

Police Attempt to Detain Pro-Democracy Leader

BANGKOK — Police officers were attempting to take a leader of the pro-democracy movement into custody Friday afternoon in downtown Bangkok.

Pro-Election March on Govt House Set for Coup Anniversary

BANGKOK — A group of pro-democracy activists will camp out on a football field Monday night before marching on the Government House in the morning to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2014 coup.
Police speak to Pheu Thai Party secretary general Phumtham Wechayachai before the party held a news conference Thursday where they criticized the military regime's failures ahead of the four-year coup anniversary at party headquarters in Bangkok. Photo: Matichon

Pheu Thai Event on Junta Failures Draws Prosecution Threat

BANGKOK — A junta legal rep said Thursday he will file a police complaint against the Pheu Thai Party for violating the Computer Crime Act and political assembly ban.
Kobsak Pootrakool in an undated file photo. Photo: Matichon

PM Office: Reforms to Show Results in 8 Months

BANGKOK — The government on Wednesday defended its failure to implement reforms it promised to enact upon seizing power and vowed to produce tangible results within eight months.
Former Bangkok Post Editor Umesh Pandey in a photo posted in 2015. Photo: Umesh Pandey / Facebook

Editor Removed For Mismanagement – Not Junta Pressure: Bangkok Post

BANGKOK — Thailand’s largest English-language daily newspaper Tuesday disputed claims by its recently dismissed editor that he was taken off the job under pressure from the military government.
Former Sen. Paiboon Nititawan in an undated file photo. Photo: Matichon

Former Senator Announces New Pro-Prayuth Party

BANGKOK — A former senator on Tuesday sought to register a new political party with the Election Commission intended to support Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s return as prime minister after elections are held.
Before a backdrop featuring the word 'Reform,' regime legal adviser Wissanu Krea-ngam speaks about the process in September 2017. Photo: Matichon

Junta Appointees Concede ‘National Reforms’ Have Little to Show

BANGKOK — Four years after the junta seized power and promised to transform the nation through comprehensive reforms, that process has made either no or slow process – and that’s according to the people responsible for it.

Veteran Activist Ekachai to Be Freed

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy campaigner Ekachai Hongkangwan was back in prison Monday after refusing to meet with police for questioning in an insurrection case against him, his lawyer said.

Prayuth Top Choice for PM, Recent Poll Says

BANGKOK — The majority of respondents to a recent poll said they would elect junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister in upcoming elections – though they said they would give Pheu Thai party the most votes.

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