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Junta To 'Create Understanding' Through New PR Unit

BANGKOK — The military junta has vowed to quiet anti-coup sentiments both in and outside Thailand through a public relations task force that will “create understanding.”

Hardline Royalist Nominated to be Human Rights Commissioner

BANGKOK — An ultra-royalist who has campaigned in support of Thailand's severe royal defamation law has been named a candidate for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Al Jazeera’s Report on Dhammakaya Chopped by TrueVisions (Video)

BANGKOK — A local cable television provider on Friday censored Al Jazeera’s report on the military government’s blockade of Dhammakaya temple, prompting an online reaction from the news agency’s Thailand correspondent.

DSI Declares End to Dhammakaya Search

PATHUM THANI — The Department of Special Investigation now believes the fugitive leader of Wat Dhammakaya has fled his temple and will soon lift its blockade, a spokesman for the said Saturday.

Bomb Attacks On Anti-Govt Rally & Leader's House

(28 January) Daily violence against anti-government protesters continues, after an explosive was thrown at one of the protesters' rally sites last night.

Southern Insurgency: Teacher Convoy Bombed in Narathiwat

NARATHIWAT — A teacher was injured by a roadside bombing this morning in the southern province of Narathiwat, where separatist insurgents have been waging a bloody campaign against Thai security forces for the past decade.

Redshirts Curse NACC Chief With Mock Funeral

(13 March) A group of Redshirts protesters has staged a mock funeral service to condemn the director of the National Anti-Corruption Commission in front of his office today.

Proposed Political Party Bill Sparks Concerns

BANGKOK — A proposed bill to regulate political parties from the junta-appointed Constitution Drafting Committee has been greeted with skepticism if not outright distrust from both sides of the political divide.

Junta Sends Representative To Mark 1973 Student Uprising

BANGKOK — Junta chairman and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sent a close aide to represent him at this morning's commemoration of the 41st anniversary of the student uprising against Thailand's military government in 1973.

Auditor-General Revives Probe on Bogus Bomb Detectors

BANGKOK — The Office of Auditor-General said he wanted to give it another try in the effort to hold the authorities accountable for wasting up millions of baht on bogus bomb detectors sold by a British conman.

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