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Representatives from a network of grassroots organizations calling themselves People's Network present their petition drive Monday to bring a motion to the parliament to repeal dozens of standing orders issued by the junta.

Citizens Seek Repeal of 35 Draconian Junta Orders

BANGKOK — The largest public challenge to restrictive orders passed by the ruling junta was launched Monday in the form of a launch a signature drive to petition their repeal.

Prayuth Eyes Staying on With Little Stopping Him

BANGKOK — When Prayuth Chan-Ocha seized control of Thailand in a military coup, he vigorously denounced politicians as responsible for the country's ills and positioned himself and his fellow generals as the cure.

Dozens in Opposition Face Election Ban by NACC Ruling: MP

BANGKOK — A former Pheu Thai MP said Friday that he and 39 other politicians were about to be ruled guilty of malfeasance by an anti-graft agency for a bill they submitted to parliament over four years ago.
Nuttigar Woratunyawit in a recent photo taken in the United States. Photo: Nuttigar Woratunyawit / Facebook

Facing Prison For Mocking Prayuth, Woman Chooses Exile

BANGKOK — Thai prison was hell for Nuttigar Woratunyawit. The freelance digital marketer was placed behind bars in 2016 when her contribution to a...

Prawit Backs Prayuth as Post-Election Prime Minister

BANGKOK — A week after declaring himself a politician, junta leader and expected political candidate Prayuth Chan-ocha got his first high-profile endorsement today from none other than his embattled deputy.

Buddha Issara ‘Not Yet a Suspect’ in Lese Majeste Case: Police

BANGKOK — An investigation into a royal defamation case involving a controversial activist monk is proceeding, but police have yet to name any suspect, a senior official said Wednesday.

Prayuth Tells Reporters to Quiz Cardboard Mock-Up

BANGKOK — Thailand's prime minister evaded journalists' questions on Monday by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him.

Thailand Will Seek Yingluck Extradition From London

BANGKOK — The foreign minister confirmed Tuesday morning that fugitive former premier Yingluck Shinawatra was in London and said Bangkok would seek her extradition.

Politicos Could Get Bigger Gifts, Anti-Graft Agency Hints

BANGKOK — Just as the junta’s No. 2 boss is under pressure to explain a collection of ultra luxury watches – which far exceeded the 3,000 baht value limit of gifts he can legally receive – the agency investigating him is raising a question.
A portion of an unsourced image purportedly showing former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in London recently has been circulating online.

Yingluck Watchers See Conspiracy in London Photos

BANGKOK — What appeared to be candid photos of fugitive former premiere Yingluck Shinawatra in London were – to her partisan supporters and detractors...

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