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Former Yingluck Govt Officials Impeached Over Rice Corruption

BANGKOK — Three former government officials have been retroactively impeached by the Thai junta's rubber-stamp parliament for their involvement in a fraudulent rice sale.

Murdered Red Poet 'Not on Army Blacklist': Prayuth

BANGKOK — The commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army has denied reports that a recently murdered pro-government activist had been "blacklisted" by the military.

Two Years On, Bank Accounts of Two Critics Still Frozen

BANGKOK —When news got out that the junta will lift the ban on overseas travels against its critics on Wednesday, some friends of former minister Chaturon Chaisang congratulated him, only to be rebuffed by Chaturon saying that his diplomatic and civilian passports are still revoked by the junta.

Man Arrested for Sharing Video Mocking Prayuth

BANGKOK — The arrest of a man last night for sharing a music video allegedly mocking and defaming junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is evidence of an attempt to make him “untouchable” by satire or criticism, a human rights observer said.

Deep South Banners Denounce Thailand's 'Lies to International Community'

SONGKHLA – More than a dozen banners were discovered across Thailand’s insurgent-torn south this morning, bearing Thai and Malay text that accused Thai authorities of lying to the international community.

Citing Fear For Her Family, PCAD Activist Quits Politics

(7 March) After several shadowy attacks targeted at her family members, an anti-government activist has announced a "break" from political campaigns.

Crown Prince Makes Merit For HM King's 87th Birthday

BANGKOK — The Crown Prince of Thailand attended a religious service to mark the 87th birthday of his father, King Bhumibol, at the Grand Palace today.

Thai Junta Chairman To Tour Two Redshirt Provinces This Week

BANGKOK — The chairman of Thailand’s military junta is scheduled to visit two northeastern provinces this week that are considered strongholds of the Redshirt movement.

Great-Grandson of Last Burmese King Wants Thai Soap Canceled

BANGKOK — A direct descendant of Burma’s last king on Friday said he is offended by a Thai soap opera’s unflattering depiction of his great-grandfather’s court and called for it to be pulled from the air.

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.

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