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Civilian Military Trials May Resume After Bombing

BANGKOK — In lieu of Monday’s bomb attack at an army-owned hospital, the junta is considering resuming military trials for civilians.

50,000 Defamation Suits May Be Dropped Wednesday

BANGKOK — The lead author of the revised Computer Crime Act and a public prosecutor said Tuesday that the law can no longer be used as a tool for defamation lawsuits, and all those filed under it must be dismissed.

Junta Allows Panel on Coup – Bans Words ‘Junta’ or ‘Coup’

BANGKOK — How to talk about dictatorship, coups and military juntas when those doing the talking are banned from speaking those words? This was not a...

14 Year Old in Custody for Allegedly Burning King Portrait

KHON KAEN — Seven people, including a 14-year-old boy, are in military custody on suspicion of setting fire to a roadside portrait of His Majesty the Late King in northeastern Thailand, a police officer said Monday.

Seven Takes on Three Years of Military Rule

We asked seven people including a street vendor, fugitive, conductor and junta appointee to assess three years of junta rule. Here’s what they made of it.

Disowning Lawmakers’ Proposal, Govt Says No VAT Increase in 2018

BANGKOK — The rubber stamp parliament’s proposal for a VAT increase next year was shot down by the government on Saturday.

Police Arrest Parents of 2010 Temple Shooting Victims

BANGKOK— Eight people were taken into police custody Friday at a downtown Bangkok temple after they staged a mime performance in memory of six...

Police Set Up Barriers at Ratchaprasong on 7th Anniversary of Crackdown

BANGKOK — Police cordoned off public spaces at Ratchaprasong Intersection on Friday, the seventh anniversary of a crackdown which ended two months of street unrest...

Call for Rights at Annual Celebration of LGBT Advocacy (Photos)

BANGKOK — Members of Bangkok’s LGBT community gathered Wednesday for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – aka IDAHOT – to show their pride and call for marriage rights.

Dangerously Funny Webcomic Satirizes Thai Politics

Kai Maew is a dark webcomic featuring a cast of characters drawn from Thai politics and current events, from student reformer Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and fugitive Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya to caricatures of figures familiar only to politics and news junkies.

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