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Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan points at a reporter Thursday morning at the Defense Ministry in Bangkok. Photo: Prachaya Nongnuch / Matichon

Junta No. 2 Answers Election Question With Offer of Violence

BANGKOK — Obviously incensed by questions whether oft-delayed elections would happen as planned in February, the deputy junta leader said he would answer such...

Pheu Thai Splintering to Win in 2019: Jatuporn

BANGKOK — Not one but four Pheu Thai parties will run in the upcoming election, an arrangement the group’s leader says is the only way to victory.

Court Acquits Redshirt Ex-Con of 112

BANGKOK — The court on Wednesday cleared a man convicted in a bomb plot of defaming the royal family, citing insufficient evidence.
Pirkka Tapiola, EU ambassador to Thailand, shakes hands with Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha on April 25 at Government House.

EU Says Time Running Out to Observe Thai Elections

The European Union said time is running out if Thailand is to invite it to observe general elections slated for February.
Chanoknan Ruamsap

South Korea Grants Political Asylum to Thai Charged With 112

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy activist and lese majeste fugitive Chanoknan Ruamsap has become the first Thai political refugee in South Korea.

Abhisit Wins Democrat Party Leadership

BANGKOK — Abhisit Vejjajiva won the Democrat Party leadership, the party’s social media announced Saturday. In a Facebook live video posted on the Democrat Party...
Democrat Party leadership election contenders Warong Dechgitvigrom, Abhisit Vejjajiva and Alongkorn Pollabutr pose for photos on Oct. 8, 2018.

After Delay, Democrats to Settle Leadership Question Tonight

BANGKOK — A three-way contest for the Democrat Party’s top post is expected to conclude Friday evening, and party officials say preliminary results could be available as early as tonight.
Thai Raksa Chart Party leader Preechapol Pongpanich, at center, is flanked on his right by Chayika Wongnapachant, a niece of Thaksin Shinawatra, with Rupop Shinawatra, Thaksin’s nephew, on his left.

Pheu Thai Kids, Shinawatra Kin Launch New ‘Backup Party’

A new political party was launched Wednesday by children of Pheu Thai Party heavyweights and those close by blood or association to former prime ministers Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra.
An undated photo of Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krue-ngam. Photo: Matichon

Campaigning and Assembly Bans to Be Lifted by New Year’s

BANGKOK — A deputy prime minister announced Thursday that the ban on political campaigning and political gatherings of more than four people will likely...

Two Redshirts With ‘Illegal’ Calendars Held on Army Base

BANGKOK — Soldiers briefly detained and questioned two Redshirt activists about calendars showing faces of former leaders Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra, a local police chief said Thursday.

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