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A photo of Suan Khwan Muang Park in Yala on Jan. 12, 2020 filled with litter, posted on Pattani News Facebook page, is labeled “Lumpini Park” by Facebook user Vanisa Tirak.

Photo of Pro-Gov’t Rally ‘Littering’ Lumpini Park is Fake News

BANGKOK — A photo that falsely accused a pro-government rally of littering Lumpini Park in Bangkok has been shared by more than 34,000 people as of Monday afternoon.

Hundreds Stage ‘Run Against Dictatorship’ Outside Bangkok

BANGKOK — Inspired by “Run Against Dictatorship” run in Bangkok, over 2,000 people organize local versions of the event in their own provinces outside the capital Sunday morning.

At Pro-Gov’t Walk, Supporters Rally Behind Their Embattled ‘Uncle’

BANGKOK — Several thousands walked and beat fruit piñatas in a Sunday morning rally to show support for PM Prayuth Chan-ocha, coming hot on the heels of a rival anti-government event that drew far more participants. 

10,000 Ran Against Prayuth in Bangkok, But What’s Next?

BANGKOK — As many as 10,000 people joined an anti-government running event early Sunday morning in Bangkok in what appeared to be the largest political rally since the military seized power in 2014.

Opposition MPs Want Don to Resign Over False US-Iran Tip-Off

BANGKOK — Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pamudwinai was grilled in Parliament on Thursday by opposition MPs for having falsely claimed Thailand was informed in advance before the US assassinated a top Iranian general in Iraq.

No Agency Would Take Up Encroachment Charge Against Parina

BANGKOK — The authorities have yet to settle on which department would pursue criminal charges against a government lawmaker accused of encroaching on public land, an official said Wednesday.

Prayuth Greenlights Evac Plan of Thai Embassy in Tehran

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Thai government house web page on Wednesday posted authorization messages from Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to the Thai Embassy in Iran to evacuate Thai citizens should the U.S.-Iran tensions aggravate.
Supporters of PM Prayuth Chan-ocha hold banners in front of Phayao city police station demanding police to cancel the “Run Against Dictatorship” event on Jan. 5, 2020.

‘Run Against Dictatorship’ Forced to Cancel in Two Provinces

BANGKOK — At least two anti-government running events were forced to cancel by the police as of Wednesday.
Mourners holding posters of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani attend a funeral ceremony for him and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Square in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Photo: Ebrahim Noroozi / AP

MFA Retracts Claim of US Warning Thailand on Iraq Airstrike

BANGKOK — The foreign affairs ministry on Tuesday night retracted the claim made by minister Don Pramudwinai that Thailand was informed of the drone strike which killed Iranian top military commander before it was carried out.

Japan Pledges Support for Thailand Joining Pacific Trade Pact

BANGKOK (Kyodo) — Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi promised on Tuesday to help Thailand join a trans-Pacific free trade agreement at an early date.

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