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A file photo of a Thai Airways aircraft.

Final Bailout Plan to Strip Thai Airways of State Enterprise

BANGKOK — PM Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday said he approved a final bailout plan for the debt-ridden flag carrier to a bankruptcy court – a process that could see the government relinquishing its majority in Thai Airway shares.

Temple Where 6 Killed by Army is Shut on Anniversary

BANGKOK — The temple in downtown Bangkok where soldiers gunned down six people was closed on the 10th anniversary of the deadly crackdown.
Redshirt leader Jatuporn Prompan speaks to reporters on May 19, 2020.

2010 Crackdown: Red Leader Says Justice Will Never be Delivered

BANGKOK — Redshirt leaders held a religious ceremony at a temple on Tuesday marking the 10th anniversary of a military crackdown against their supporters, which left about 90 people dead.
Phalang Pracharat MPs Patcharin Sumsiripong and Karnkanit Heawsantati, center, during their visit to the Ministry of Justice on May 18, 2020.

Coalition MPs Call For Castration of Rapists

BANGKOK — The House Committee on anti-rape measures on Monday called for a law that would force convicted rapists to be punished by chemical castration.

Army: No Soldier is Prosecuted for 2010 Crackdown

BANGKOK — Ten years after a military crackdown that left about 90 people dead, no army personnel has ever stood trial over the killings, a spokesman said Friday.

Thailand Delists China, 3 Others From Disease Countries

BANGKOK — The government on Friday night removed four countries and territories from a list of countries with a high degree of the coronavirus outbreak.

Wife of Cabbie Killed in 2010 Crackdown: ‘Abhisit Never Apologized’

44-year-old Pan Kamkong was caught and killed in a crossfire during a military crackdown on Redshirt protests in Bangkok in 2010.
“#SeekTheTruth” projected onto the structure of BTS Siam on April 10, 2020.

DefMin Seeking Legal Action Against Crackdown Graffiti

BANGKOK — The Defense Ministry will file legal action against those responsible for a light spectacle commemorating the 2010 crackdown on anti-government that left about 90 people dead, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Royal Ploughing Moved to Palace Due to Pandemic

BANGKOK — This year’s ceremony marking the beginning of Thailand’s planting season took place inside a royal residence on Monday due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Security officials at a COVID-19 screening checkpoint in Chachoengsao province.

Prayut Orders Survey on Lifting Virus Emergency Decree

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered a public survey to gather opinions on whether the emergency decree should be lifted, officials said Monday.





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