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Interior Ministry Weighs Taking Prayuth’s ‘4 Questions’ to the Public

BANGKOK — The Interior Ministry’s announcement it may seek answers from the public to four controversial political questions recently posed by junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha was met with skepticism Tuesday.

Court Orders Skytrain to Accommodate Disabled Passengers

BANGKOK - The Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that Bangkok's skytrain system must install more elevators and other equipment to assist disabled passengers.

Suthep Files Complaint Postponing 2010 Crackdown Trial

BANGKOK — Former politician Suthep Thaugsuban filed a legal complaint today that pushed back the trial over his authorisation of the military crackdown on Redshirt protesters in 2010.
Ekachai Hongkangwan, in red in background right, being taken away by police Monday morning in Bangkok. Photo: Ekachai Hongkangwan / Facebook

Activists Planning Prawit Visit Detained in Dawn Raid

BANGKOK — Two pro-democracy activists were briefly detained without charge by police Monday morning, apparently to bar them from disturbing a holiday event at the home of the junta’s scandal-tainted second-in-command.

Laksi Clash Victim's Family Upset By NHRC's 'Negligence'

(28 March) Daughter of the elderly man paralysed by the pre-election violence last month has publicly called on the national human rights body to assist their family.

NACC Given Two Weeks To Polish Corruption Case Against Yingluck

BANGKOK — The Office of Attorney-General has postponed its decision on whether to pursue charges of corruption against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in court, citing an incomplete investigation.

Junta's Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Impeach Former PM Yingluck

BANGKOK — Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been impeached by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), a body whose members were handpicked by the Thai military junta after the 22 May 2014 coup that ousted Yingluck’s elected government.

Junta Condemns ‘Free Hugs’ Offered to Mourners

BANGKOK — A man offering “free hugs” to comfort mourners was forced to apologize after an image of a woman doing the same exploded over social media during the past two days, inviting the military regime Tuesday to condemn it as inappropriate.

Reforms to Be Unbiased, Except Against ‘People Like Thaksin’: NRC Member

BANGKOK — A prominent member of the recently-formed National Reform Council (NRC) says the reform process will benefit all Thais, except those like former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra “who abuse their power.”

Thai Minister Asks French Diplomat to Extradite Lese Majeste Suspects

BANGKOK — Thailand's Minister of Justice said he has asked the French ambassador to help extradite Thais charged with insulting the monarchy, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison.





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