CHIANG RAI — The new governor of Chiang Rai province said Friday he would respect his predecessor's role as the leader of the ongoing effort to rescue 13 young men trapped inside a cave complex there.
BANGKOK — The junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly on Thursday endorsed the Monk Act, which will enable the King to appoint or remove senior monks and members of the supreme council of monks.
CHIANG RAI — When the public face of the largest rescue operation in recent Thai history gave his morning briefing to reporters, he took a moment to address questions about his own future.
BANGKOK — The ban on political activities will be lifted after a September meeting in which the military government and political parties will discuss the future of politics and elections the junta deputy said Tuesday.
BANGKOK — The rubber-stamp parliament will vote Friday on whether to endorse a proposal to enact the junta’s 20-year national strategy plans, a spokesman said.
BANGKOK — A Pheu Thai spokeswoman on Monday accused a pro-junta faction of poaching politicians to support its cause under the disguise of “lunch meetings.”
BANGKOK — A court on Friday has acquitted a prominent singer of the charge of royal defamation, the second time this week a case of such a serious offense has been dropped against an activist.
BANGKOK — Anti-trafficking activists gave a guarded welcome Friday to the US decision to remove Thailand from its human trafficking watch list.
Organizers of pro-election rallies expressed dismay at the junta’s latest backsliding on a poll date.
Because of the short-lived mutiny in June 1951, the navy – once a proud rival of the army – was disarmed and sidelined in the halls of power.