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A photo of Chulcherm Yugala taken from his public Facebook account.

Court Acquits Royalty Who Accused Thanathorn of Republicanism

BANGKOK — A well-known royal descendant was acquitted Wednesday of libel for an online post which he claimed the Future Forward Party was seeking to overthrow the monarchy.

Prayuth Carries Report on ‘Plot to Sabotage Nation’ to Parliament

BANGKOK — A “classified” report seen on PM Prayuth Chan-ocha’s desk during a parliament session on Wednesday is raising eyebrows on social media.
Thammanat Prompao lies in a hospital bed Sept. 17, 2019 at Bangkok Hospital.

Thammanat Calls in Sick for Cabinet Meeting

BANGKOK — Even ministers suspected of drug trafficking and holding fake PhDs need a day off. Deputy agriculture minister Thammanat Prompao is skipping Tuesday’s cabinet...

Letter Shows Cops Asked University to Monitor Muslim Students

BANGKOK — A former human rights commissioner on Monday urged police to explain a police letter requesting an unnamed university to count and monitor Muslim students at its campus.

‘Fake Degrees’ Concern Raised Over Thammanat’s Credentials

BANGKOK — A minister who spent the past week embattled in narcotics allegations was hit with fresh scandals Friday, when netizens raise concerns that his PhD might be bogus.
Prayuth Chan-ocha giving his oath of office during a ceremony at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall on July 16, 2019.

Prayuth’s Royal Oath Debate to Go Ahead Despite Court Dismissal

BANGKOK — An opposition leader said Wednesday parliamentary debate on PM Prayuth Chan-ocha's incomplete oath of office will go ahead, despite a top court's refusal to hear the case on the grounds that it involves the monarchy.

Thammanat Says Heroin Exposé is Political Plot to Smear Him

BANGKOK — A minister embroiled in narcotics allegation on Tuesday insisted he was a victim of a sinister political plot to smear his name, and said he would not quit his cabinet post.
Chalermchai Yodmalai

Radio Host Says He Was Fired For Criticizing Army

BANGKOK — A radio talk show host said Tuesday he was dismissed for disparaging the armed forces, but a station executive has blamed poor...

Thammanat Threatens to Sue Aussie Paper for Drug Allegation

BANGKOK — Top government officials on Tuesday kept tight lip when questioned about a recent allegation that one of the cabinet members spent four years behind bars in Australia for drug trafficking.

Minister Won’t Explain Heroin Conviction, Jail Time in Australia

BANGKOK — A senior government official on Monday declined to address allegations that he spent four years behind bars in Australia for smuggling heroin back in the 1990s.





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