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Prayuth Promises To Be Less Angry, More Polite With Press

BANGKOK — Junta chairman and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to speak more cordially with the press in honor of the King of Thailand’s 87th birthday on Friday.

Rice Subsidy Returns: Gov’t Approves 20 Billion Baht For Farmers

BANGKOK — The interim cabinet on Tuesday approved a higher-than-expected agricultural subsidy under which the government will spend at least 20 billion baht to guarantee prices for struggling rice farmers.

Thailand's Crown Prince Strips Wife's Family of Royal Name

BANGKOK (DPA) — Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongorn issued an official letter stripping his wife's family of its royally bestowed surname due to a corruption scandal, local media reported Sunday.

All Donations Welcome for Political Prisoners (Even From Thaksin), Says Lawyer

By Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — Arnon Nampa doesn’t know where all the donations came from to help pay secure the freedom of dissidents on bail, but he's pretty sure none of the many small donations came from former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thai-Cambodian Flame War Erupts Over Traditional Dance. Both Are Wrong.

In a drama of epic proportions, Thailand and Cambodia are feuding once again after simultaneously claiming ownership of the traditional elaborate masked dance known as Khon in Thailand and Khol in Cambodia.

Officials Visit Activist Seeking to Reinstate June 24 as National Day

BANGKOK — Officials on Monday afternoon visited a political activist’s office in Lat Phrao in a bid to dissuade him from petitioning the prime minister to reinstate June 24 as Thai National Day.

Red Activist 'Only Forwarded' Fake Royal Document

BANGKOK — The 25-year-old arrested in connection with a forged royal statement was one of the first people to forward the document on social media, police say.

Activists Arrested After Suing Junta Chairman for 2014 Coup

BANGKOK — Four anti-coup activists were detained by police after filing a lawsuit that accused coup-leader and junta chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha of committing high treason for overthrowing an elected government one year ago.

Facebookers Denied Bail Again, Despite Million-Baht Bond Money

BANGKOK — Two people accused of insulting the monarchy in private chat messages were denied bail a fifth time yesterday, despite offering to post a million baht bond.

PM Prayuth: No Propaganda Poster, Please

BANGKOK — Junta chairman turned Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has asked the government to keep his face off of public posters and banners, drawing a distinction between himself and other military strongman around the world.

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