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Royal Decree Paves Way For 2019 Election

BANGKOK — The final hurdle to holding an election this year was cleared Wednesday morning by a royal decree that brings Thailand closer to the elusive poll.
Police stand over one of the mutilated bodies retrieved from the Mekong river in December in Nakhon Phanom province.

2nd Mutilated Body Linked to Anti-Monarchist Aide

BANGKOK — The second of two mutilated bodies that recently turned up in the Mekong River belongs to a second missing anti-monarchist in exile,...
A promotional image for Netflix series 'Sex Education' that appeared on several billboards in Bangkok, drawing complaints from a conservative political party. Image: Netflix Thailand / Facebook

Thai Net Groans After Politicos Declare War on ‘Sex Education’

BANGKOK — A political party was treated to an internet flambe for its denunciation of the “immoral” marketing for a popular Netflix series about teen sex education.
Posts mark water levels in the Mekong River on Jan. 15 in Nong Khai province.

DNA Links Mekong Corpse to Monarchy Foe: Family

BANGKOK — The son of one of three missing republicans said Monday that police have concluded that a mutilated body found in the Mekong...

Counterprotesters Deny Assaulting Pro-Democracy Activist

BANGKOK — The leader of a weekend rally said Monday his group was not involved in the assault of a pro-democracy activist.

Bhumjaithai Woos Farmers With Weed, Thai Raksa Chart Blasts Junta

BANGKOK — While no one knows when the next election will be held, political parties have begun testing their messages in advance of the...

Dangerous Art: Fame is Peril For Anonymous Artist Headache Stencil

BANGKOK — A junta leader’s face appeared on an alarm clock over Sukhumvit Road. The mural, a challenge to the general then engulfed in scandal, lasted two days before it was painted over.

Election Rally Fears Counterprotest to Instigate Violence

BANGKOK — An organizer of tomorrow’s pro-democracy rally said Friday he fears clashes could break out after a counterprotest was announced for the same site.
A sole counter-protester proclaims he is 'Bored!' of elections at a pro-democracy rally held Jan. 8 at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok.

March 24 May Be Suitable for Election: Wissanu

BANGKOK — Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Thursday that the election will likely be moved to March 24. The kingdom has been thrown into...
Prachachart Party secretary general Thawee Sodsong speaks to Thai-Malay migrant workers Thursday in Malaysia. Photo: Matichon

Southern Thai Politicians Campaign in Malaysia

The newly founded Prachachart Party became the first to campaign abroad when members went to Malaysia on Thursday to ...





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