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Govt Deplores Foreign Media Coverage, BBC Coverage Blocked

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Saturday night “deploring” foreign media who allegedly misreported the number of Thais gathered to...

Activist Says She Faces Arrest for Sharing Stories Online

BANGKOK — A pro-democracy activist said Thursday the military has threatened to arrest her when she returns from abroad and charge her with lese majeste for sharing two articles by foreign media about the new King.

Dhammakaya Monks Confront Soldiers Trying to Enter Unfinished Hospital

PATHUM THANI — A monk-spokesman for Wat Dhammakaya on Thursday expressed shock at the sight of soldiers attempting to seize a hospital being built just north of the temple complex.

Junta Member Downplays Ties To 'Happiness Fair' Contractor

BANGKOK — Thailand’s Minister of Interior Affairs has downplayed his financial ties to the company that was contracted by authorities to organise several PR events for the military junta earlier this year.

His Majesty the King Continues Stay At BKK Hospital

BANGKOK — The King of Thailand is spending a second day at Bangkok’s Siriraj Hospital for his annual medical checkup, according to statement from the Royal Household Bureau.

Ignore Fake Prayuths on Social Media, Real Prayuth Urges

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha reminded reporters Tuesday he has no presence on social media after someone tweeted unkind things about the Malaysian prime minister from a satirical account using his name.

Fourth Day of Hunger Strike For Jailed Referendum Activist

KHON KAEN — An activist imprisoned for handing out leaflets on the eve of the charter referendum remained on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest his arrest and a raid of his family home by police.

Human Rights Watch Slams Thai Regime Over Migrant Exodus

PHNOM PENH (DPA) — Human Rights Watch on Friday strongly criticised the Thai military junta, saying it caused over 200,000 Cambodian migrant workers to flee the country in the past two weeks.

Democrats Deny Supporting Pre-Coup Protests

BANGKOK — Leading members of the Democrat Party have denied the allegation that their party supported the six month anti-government protest campaign launched at the end of last year.

Junta Spokesperson Admits to Detaining Missing Woman

BANGKOK — The spokesperson for Thailand’s military junta admitted today that the army detained a woman who went missing six days ago, explaining yesterday’s denial as a "lack of communication" between different military units.





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