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Elderly Thai Poor to Get Booze Tax Boost

BANGKOK — That next lager or ciggie could help put some food on grannie’s table.

Junta Orders Families to Cancel 2010 Crackdown Memorial Service

BANGKOK — The Thai junta has reportedly ordered relatives of those who died in the military crackdown on Redshirt protests in 2010 to cancel a Buddhist ceremony dedicated to the victims.

Anti-Junta Activist’s Mother Charged With Royal Defamation



BANGKOK — The mother of a prominent activist leader has been charged with insulting the monarchy, an offense punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Grenade Threat At PCAD Leader's House

(13 January) A pair of assailants reportedly hanged a grenade on the gate to the house of an anti-government protest leader in Nonthaburi province.

Redshirt Jailed For Insulting King's Privy Councillor

NAKHON RATCHASIMA - The Supreme Court in Nakhon Ratchasima Province has sentenced a local Redshirt leader to 3 years in jail for burning a coffin bearing the name of His Majesty the King′s Privy Councillor.

Junta Clarifies Scope of Article 44’s Sweeping Power

BANGKOK — The broad powers granted to Thai junta chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha under Article 44 of the interim charter will be used to swiftly solve national problems without violating human rights, government officials say.

‘Personal’ Campaigning Acceptable (If Charter Vote Isn’t Canceled)

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — Want to wear a T-shirt urging folks to vote the draft charter up or down? That’s fine, so long as you don’t wear them with a big group of friends in public. Want to hang your position from a flag or sign in your window? No problem, just don’t put it on a billboard.

Many Thais Expect Former Premier to Choose Exile Over Trial

BANGKOK (DPA) — Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's scheduled trip to Europe this week has triggered intense speculation about whether she will go into foreign exile, reports said Sunday.

Red Shirt Leader Jatuporn Summoned for Attitude Adjustment



BANGKOK — Prominent Redshirt leader Jatuporn Prompan was taken by soldiers today for another attitude adjustment session.

Phitsanulok Rice Protesters ‘Intimidated’ by Redshirts

(29 January) Farmers in Phitsanulok province have alleged that they had been coerced into disbanding their protests for the rice money promised by the government.

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