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Thai Junta Allows Cartoons, BBC, CNN Back on TV (DPA)

By Somchai Kwankijswet and Peter Janssen

Trump Sets Aside Human Rights to Court Asian Leaders

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is prioritizing strategic interests over human rights by inviting a pair of internationally criticized leaders from Southeast Asia, where the U.S. is vying with China for influence. The White House said rights concerns in the Philippines and Thailand may be aired in private.

Sources: Thaksin Upset By Yingluck's 'Incompetent' Aides

(11 March) Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is upset by his sister's refusal to employ political experts he has arranged for her, according to well-placed sources.

Prayuth Cites Five Factors for Good Politics

BANGKOK — As the promised elections edge closer and speculation on the junta competing in elections increases, leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha laid out five factors for good politics on Friday.

Govt Confirms Royal Payment To Former Princess

BANGKOK — The Thai government confirmed today that the palace has granted a request to transfer money to the wife of the Crown Prince, who recently resigned her royal status.

Everything You Were Afraid to Ask About Thai Rice Subsidies

BANGKOK — When the military government approved spending at least 20 billion baht to guarantee prices for rice farmers, two questions were raised: How...

Court Rejects Police's Request To Detain PCAD Leader

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court has ordered police to release a prominent academic and anti-government protest leader, hours after he was arrested on insurrection charges.

Mysterious Military Leaflets Denounce PCAD Guards' 'Thuggery'

BANGKOK — The alleged shooting and beating of an army colonel by anti-government protest guards has been condemned in mysterious leaflets currently being circulated around the armed force headquarters.

Why Thailand Should Worry About an Improved(?) Computer Crime Act

BANGKOK — For the past year, Wirada Saelim lived under a cloud of anxiety that she and her colleagues would be tried as criminals...
Prawit Wongsuwan walk alongside Prayuth Chan-ocha to a Cabinet meeting on Jan. 21, 2017.

Junta Isn’t Poaching Politicians (But Could): Prawit

BANGKOK — Deputy junta leader Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan said Monday the junta is not luring politicians to support its return to power after elections.

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