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Some Junta Laws to Remain Effective Under New Cabinet

BANGKOK — Some special laws enacted by the junta’s absolute power will stay in place even after the new government takes over, a deputy prime minister confirmed Tuesday.

Protesters Surround National Park Dept.

(15 January) Anti-government protesters have staged rally in front of Department of National Park on today amid rumours that security officers were mobilising there.
Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks Friday at the Government House in Bangkok.

‘Oust Me If You Dare, Jerks,’ Raging Prayuth Says (Video)

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha tore into reporters in abrasive language Friday, reiterating that he would not step down ahead of March’s general election, saying “oust me if you dare, jerks.”

YouTuber Who Criticized Princess-Made Pageant Gown Faces Legal Action

BANGKOK — An aspiring politician filed criminal complaints Tuesday against a net idol for allegedly mocking a Miss Universe pageant dress that was designed by a daughter of His Majesty the King.

Amnesty Documents ‘Chilling’ Abuses by Armed Groups in Syria

Some Syrian opposition groups have adopted methods of abuse similar to those employed by the government of President Bashar Assad, Amnesty International said in a new report Tuesday that documents a "chilling" wave of torture, abductions and summary killings in insurgent-controlled areas.

All the Prayuth & Donald & Melania Pics You’ve Been Waiting For (Photos)

Here are the eight seven best Prayuth-in-Washington-With-Trump photos. Actually, these are the only Prayuth-in-Washington-With-Trump photos that we have so far, fresh in from the wires. Immediate...

Thai Press Groups Respond to Junta’s Execution Threats with Mild Rebukes

BANGKOK — Press associations in Thailand have politely asked the junta to refrain from intervening in issues of media ethics, following a fiery rant by Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday in which he threatened to "execute" reporters who criticize his regime.

Uproar Over 'Doctored' Photo of Princess' Van At Red Rally

BANGKOK — A foundation run by His Majesty the King's eldest daughter is denying claims that they sent support to the Redshirt rally in Western Bangkok.
Photo exhibition by photographer Biel Calderon in front of the fair on June 23.

Selling Hope: Refugees Building Small Businesses, New Lives in Thailand

BANGKOK — Bags embroidered with Mhong motifs, notebooks painted with henna patterns, table runners made from Pakistani fabrics. These were just some of the...

Photogs Must ‘Show Respect’ to Prayuth Amid New Rules

BANGKOK — Photographers covering junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha were instructed to follow strict rules at a Friday event and “show their respect” to the general before and after taking his photo.





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