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Asserting ‘Thailand First,’ Prayuth Says Elections Up to Him

BANGKOK — Junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha said Thursday that he’s been inspired by the doctrine of US President Donald Trump to put “Thailand First” when it comes to deciding when elections will take place.
From left, Sukrid Peansuwan, Nutta Mahattana, Veera Somkwamkid and Sombat Boonngamanong on Wednesday.

Courts Release 30 From MBK39, Weigh Bail For Leaders

BANGKOK — Police said Wednesday they will not seek to immediately jail most of the 39 protesters charged for ...

Citizen Bow and the Making of an Anti-Junta Protest Leader

BANGKOK — Answering a reporter’s question about what she thought of having her Tuesday news conference shut down, Nuttaa Mahattana minced no words.

Prawit Muralist Says Police ‘Hunting’ Him Then Vanishes

BANGKOK — Only a few days after a stenciled mural mocking the junta’s second-in-command appeared over Sukhumvit Road, the artist behind it has gone dark after saying he was being hunted by the authorities.

All-Star Junta Scandals Take Field at TU-CU Match

BANGKOK — A university football match became the talk of town Saturday for action off the field: a pre-match satirical parade.
Some of the 39 people charged with violating a public assembly law by rallying too close to a royal palace appeared Friday morning in Bangkok.

Police Will Seek Immediate Jailing of #MBK39

BANGKOK — Anti-junta protesters Friday asked police to delay reading charges against them after learning they would immediately be taken to court and possibly ...

Watch Scandal Gets Bangkok Street Mural

BANGKOK — Ascend a pedestrian bridge over Sukhumvit Road and find a junta deputy chairman staring from a clock.

Don’t Resign, Plead Prawit Wongsuwan Fans (Video)

BANGKOK — A few dozen supporters gathered outside the Defense Ministry to urge embattled junta deputy Prawit Wongsuwan not to resign.
From left, an unidentified protest photographer, Rangsiman Rome, Nutta Mahattana and Sirawit Seritiwat at Saturday's protest on the Skywalk at Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok.

Junta Orders Pro-Democracy Leaders Charged With Inciting Rebellion

BANGKOK — The junta has ordered seven of the most prominent pro-democracy activists charged with crimes including sedition after they launched a protest campaign calling for ...
Chanoknan Ruamsap

No Turning Back for Latest Lese Majeste Fugitive

BANGKOK — In the end, it was the threat of prosecution and a flight into long exile that melted longstanding tensions between pro-democracy activist Chanoknan Ruamsap and her ...

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