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Prayuth’s Berlin Trip Rescheduled to Tuesday

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha is slated to visit Germany and meet Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, government officials confirmed today.
A ranger stands amid a large strand of cannabis to be confiscated Oct. 8 in Phetchaburi province.

Parliament Approves Draft Weed Law Unanimously

BANGKOK — The interim parliament unanimously approved Friday the first draft of a bill to legalize medical use of cannabis and kratom.
Junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha points at mackerel Thursday in Bangkok's Minburi Market.

Legal Scrutiny Over Prayuth’s 86 Billion Baht Handouts

BANGKOK — The Election Commission said Thursday it will investigate whether the military government’s decision to hand out nearly 87 billion baht to the...

Prawit ‘Very Disappointed’ by General Joining Anti-Junta Party

BANGKOK — Deputy junta chairman Prawit Wongsuwan expressed his disappointment Wednesday at an army general who signed up with a political party opposing his regime.
Pheu Thai Old Guards including Chaturon Chaisaeng and Nattawut Saikua pose after registering Monday with the Thai Raksa Chart Party. Photo: Thai Raksa Chart

Offshoot Parties Best Way to Win More Seats: Former Elections Chief

BANGKOK — Splintering into multiple, smaller parties is a sensible strategy under the new rules to gain more seats in the next election, former Election Commission Somchai Srisutthiyakorn said Tuesday.

Coronation Date Up to King, Prayuth Says

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday the date of His Majesty’s coronation ceremony is entirely up to him.

Junta-Linked Party Retracts Vow to Clinch Supermajority

BANGKOK — A leader of a pro-junta political party said Tuesday he didn’t really mean it when he predicted winning 70 percent of the lower house in the next election.
Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha with members of his cabinet July 24 in Ubon Ratchathani province.

New Electoral Constituency Could Favor Pro-Junta Parties: Observers

BANGKOK — The kingdom’s leading election observers on Sunday criticized the junta leader’s order allowing the Election Commission to revise constituency boundaries. The People Network...

‘Three Friends’ Join Pro-Junta Party, Say Charter Favors Them

BANGKOK — A key member of a political party linked to the military government said Sunday it’s confident in a victory at the polls because the constitution was written in its favor.

New Property Tax Rates Passed by Thai Assembly

BANGKOK — A new land and building tax bill passed Friday by the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly that will come to effect January 2020.

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