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No Idea When All Cave Boys Will be Rescued, Prayuth Says

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha said Monday he doesn’t know when the rest of the youth football team trapped inside a Chiang Rai cave will be rescued.
A Royal Thai Navy flag flies over Wichai Prasit Fort in Bangkok.

Battlefield Bangkok: The Time the Navy Defied the Army – And Lost

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.

Prayuth’s ‘Time’ Moment Deemed Inappropriate For Thailand

A top junta official disputed characterizations of the junta leader in a profile featured on the cover of an edition of Time magazine one sale throughout Asia – but not Thailand.
Plants and barricades bar access to the Democracy Monument in a photo taken Wednesday in Bangkok.

Democracy Jungle: Monument to People’s Power Now Out of Reach

A beacon of Thailand’s democratic flowering has taken on new meaning in the fifth year of military rule.

No More Annual ‘Plaque Ceremony’ for 1932 Revolt

BANGKOK — A candlelit vigil marking the birth of Thailand’s democracy in 1932 won’t be staged this year, an activist confirmed Thursday.

As Pheu Thai Unease Grows, Sudarat Aide Denies She’s Ditching Them

BANGKOK — A Pheu Thai official today disputed a media report a potential party successor threatened to quit if the throne slips from her grasp.
Pirkka Tapiola, EU ambassador to Thailand, shakes hands with Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha on April 25 at Government House.

Protests at UK, France Embassies Over Prayuth EU Visit

BANGKOK — Pro-democracy activists said Tuesday they will deliver letters of protest to the British and French embassies over their decision to welcome the junta leader on state visits to their countries this week.
Justice minister Prajin Jantong visits the lethal injection chamber at Bang Kwang Prison on Dec. 30.

Officials Silent on Thailand’s 1st Execution in 9 Years

BANGKOK — Death penalty opponents were caught by surprise by Thailand’s first execution in nine years Monday night while officials are offering no explanation.
A Pakistani refugee identified only as A.S. visits an Amnesty International Thailand event Saturday at Siam Square One.

Refugees in Thailand Yearn For Acceptance, Solutions

BANGKOK — A tiny room is bedroom, living room, kitchen and storage combined. At the end of a stained bedsheet, an old CRT television...
Clockwise from top left: Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit (Facebook), Chaturon Chaisang (Matichon), Paiboon Nititawan (Naewna) and Abhisit Vejjajiva (Sanook).

Democrat, Pheu Thai, Future Forward, People’s Reform Heads Debate Democracy

BANGKOK — Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said Thursday the leaders of the ruling junta should now reveal their ambitions for political office after the promised elections are held.





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