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Panthongtae “Oak” Shinawatra, at left, with his father Thaksin Shinawatra and aunt Yingluck Shinawatra in a photo subsequently deleted from his Instagram in February 2018.

Thaksin’s Son Declares For Pheu Thai After Years on Periphery

BANGKOK — Panthongtae "Oak" Shinawatra, the only son of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, entered politics directly Sunday by ...

Activist Protests Higher Salaries for Generals

BANGKOK — A transparency activist on Friday slammed plans to increase salaries for top military brass.
Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan points at a reporter Thursday morning at the Defense Ministry in Bangkok. Photo: Prachaya Nongnuch / Matichon

Junta No. 2 Answers Election Question With Offer of Violence

BANGKOK — Obviously incensed by questions whether oft-delayed elections would happen as planned in February, the deputy junta leader said he would answer such...

Abhisit Wins Democrat Party Leadership

BANGKOK — Abhisit Vejjajiva won the Democrat Party leadership, the party’s social media announced Saturday. In a Facebook live video posted on the Democrat Party...
Democrat Party leadership election contenders Warong Dechgitvigrom, Abhisit Vejjajiva and Alongkorn Pollabutr pose for photos on Oct. 8, 2018.

After Delay, Democrats to Settle Leadership Question Tonight

BANGKOK — A three-way contest for the Democrat Party’s top post is expected to conclude Friday evening, and party officials say preliminary results could be available as early as tonight.

Two Redshirts With ‘Illegal’ Calendars Held on Army Base

BANGKOK — Soldiers briefly detained and questioned two Redshirt activists about calendars showing faces of former leaders Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra, a local police chief said Thursday.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives Oct. 31, 2017, to Khon Kaen province with members of his cabinet to inspect flood damage.

Boys-Only Club: Halls of Power Barred to Thai Women

BANGKOK — Ninety-five percent of all seats in the interim assembly are held by men, making Thai women the world’s 10th least represented in the world.
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Netizens Slam Pro-Junta Rap Song ‘Thailand 4.0’

BANGKOK — A pro-junta music video released in response to a wildly popular anti-establishment rap, was widely mocked Monday online. Netizens were unsparing in their...

Anti-Coup Cabbie’s Suicide Remembered 12 Years On

BANGKOK — Dozens of Redshirt supporters placed flowers Wednesday morning at the pedestrian overpass where a taxi driver killed himself 12 years ago today.

Hard Final Push on Medical Weed Pledged by Officials

The session was part of a years-long effort by the current military regime to roll back the country’s draconian drug laws.

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