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Fearing More Assaults, Activist Asks For Army Protection

BANGKOK — A politician made headlines last week by scolding a soldier shadowing him on the campaign trail, but an activist Tuesday asked the military to do just that – follow him wherever he goes.

Crown Prince Leads King Bhumibol’s Funeral Procession

BANGKOK — Funerary rites for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol began Friday afternoon with Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn leading his royal cortege from Siriraj...

Thai Editor's Arrest Slammed As Media Faces Wider Clampdown

BANGKOK (DPA) — The rearrest of a Thai magazine editor by the ruling military was criticized by rights activists Wednesday, as the domestic media faced further possible restrictions.

Protest Camp Attacked By Gunfire, Firebombs

(4 January) Unknown individuals have attacked the campsite of anti-government protesters with gunfire and Motolov cocktails last night.

Thai Army Mistook Islam Summer Courses for Terrorist Meeting

PATTANI - A commander of the Thai army has admitted that a military intelligence unit mistakenly identified a summer lesson at an Islamic school in the southern province of Pattani as a terrorist conference.

2010 Unrest Murder Trial: Abhisit Released On Bail

(12 December) Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has attended the court trial for the first time to fight charges related to the military crackdown he had authorised in 2010.

Junta’s Charter Drafters Backtrack on Debate Challenge

BANGKOK — The drafters of Thailand’s proposed constitution did an about-face on Sunday from a previous pledge to engage in a public debate with critics of their work.

Libel Unclear in ‘Illegal’ Video Mocking Prayuth

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — The surprising thing about a four-minute music video mocking junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, for which a little-known district official now faces up to five years in prison, is that it doesn’t appear to contain any obviously defamatory content.

Assassination Attempt Wounds Northern Red Activist

CHIANG MAI — A prominent Redshirt activist was shot and injured by unidentified gunmen in his home in the northern city of Chiang Mai last night.

Deputy Governor Blames HIV Infections on Gay TV Characters

BANGKOK — A deputy Bangkok governor is under fire for suggesting that more young men are becoming infected with HIV because there are more gay characters on television.

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