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Prayut Defends 223 Billion Baht Defense Budget in Pandemic

BANGKOK — Opposition MPs on Thursday said the massive defense spending should be slashed and priority given to the economy revival during the coronavirus pandemic.

Prayut, Chinese PM Congratulate 45th Anniversary of Ties

BEIJING (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang exchanged congratulatory messages on Wednesday with his Thai counterpart, Prayut Chan-o-cha, on the 45 anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Let Them Eat Cakes: Thai Politics Satirized One Layer at a Time

NEW YORK — Photos of a multilayered cake showing the different strata of Thai society and its seedy, corrupt political landscape went viral on Wednesday.
Sirawut Inpim

Transgenders See New Victories, From Grad Gowns to Bureaucracy

BANGKOK — For Sirawut Inpim, a transgender student at Thammasat University, her dream of wearing a woman graduation gown came almost too late for her commencement ceremony.

Critics Suspect Power Grab in Virus Decree Extension

BANGKOK — The government on Tuesday extended the Emergency Decree to another month through July with a stated aim of combating the coronavirus, though critics of the authorities call it a coup in disguise.

China Donates Medical Equipment to Thailand to Stem COVID-19

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday expressed his gratitude via the Thai media for China's donation of a batch of medical equipment to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand.
Photo: Sean Buranahiran / Facebook

Life Coach Who Praises Prawit Accused of Embezzling Donations

BANGKOK — A popular social media influencer on Tuesday stands accused of misusing donation money ostensibly fundraised to help wildfires in the north.
Nattawut Saikua after their trial concluded on June 26, 2020.

Redshirts Jailed for Protest at King’s Advisor House

BANGKOK — The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed the prison sentences of five Redshirt leaders for their 2007 protest at the residence of the late chief advisor to the previous king.

1932 Revolt Plaque, Its Fate Unknown, Now an Icon of Activist Fashion

BANGKOK — Once a symbol of democracy and later disappeared in mysterious circumstances, a small plaque at the center of Thailand’s modern...
Photo: Sean Buranahiran / Facebook

Popular Life Coach Under Fire for Endorsing Big Pom

BANGKOK — Netizens are lashing out at a social media influencer who seemingly heaped praises on the scandal-ridden Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, calling the general “sweet.”

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