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Prayuth Ragequits Parliament, Cuts Senpai Ties With Sereepisut

BANGKOK — In a spectacular display of fury, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to no longer count an opposition leader as his senior classmate before storming out of Parliament Thursday night.

Prayuth Struggles to Keep His Cool as He Defends Gov’t Policies

BANGKOK — The opposition accuse Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government policies of being too vague, and without any viable strategy to make them a reality.

Facebook Blocks Historian’s Monarchy Post

BANGKOK — Facebook is blocking access to a post about the Thai Royal Family written by an exiled monarchy critic, it emerged earlier this week.
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a group photo with his cabinet members at the government house in Bangkok Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

With New Cabinet, Thailand Replaces Junta With Army Allies

BANGKOK — Thailand's new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army.
Thanat “Tom Dundee” Thanavacharanon on July 16.

Singer ‘Tom Dundee’ Freed After Serving Five Years for Lese-Majeste

BANGKOK — A singer-turned-activist who spent five years in prison for defaming the monarchy was released Wednesday morning. Thanat Thanavacharanon, or Tom Dundee, was greeted...

Wissanu: Gov’t to Retain ‘Attitude Adjustment,’ But Won’t Detain People

BANGKOK — The practice of “attitude adjustment” will continue even after the junta is formally dissolved tomorrow to pave way for the new government, deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Monday.
Amita Marie “Tata” Young, left. Photo: tataamitayoung / Instagram. Pol “Pete” Christensen, right. Photo: petepol / Instagram. @a_adisorn now-deleted post from June 13 which reads “#WaitingToSlapEChorAtTheArrivalGate,” center. Photo: a_adisorn / Instagram.

Celebrities Support Slapping Future Forward’s Pannika, Netizens Hit Back

BANGKOK — Online debate is swirling Monday after celebrities were caught supporting an Instagram post about slapping a Future Forward Party spokeswoman. Netizens noticed today...

Fears of Future Assaults Force Activists to Seek Police Protection

BANGKOK — Three pro-democracy campaigners assaulted by men they believe to be acting on the junta’s orders said Monday they have sought police protection.

Scholars Save ‘Red Gate,’ the Backdrop to Oct. 1976 Massacre

BANGKOK — After 42 years, an iconic symbol of the brutalities which led to the 1976 massacre is finally under preservation.

‘I Don’t Condone Violence’: Prawit Denies Role in Activist Attack

BANGKOK — Deputy junta chairman Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday denied being behind a recent attack that left a pro-democracy activist in a critical condition.





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