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Campaign Season Already? Thaksin Ally Blasted for ‘Inappropriate’ Convoy

BANGKOK — Electoral contenders waving to crowds from atop speaker trucks are common sights during election season.

Pheu Thai Slams 'Copycat' Democrats Project Logo

(24 September) The Democrat Party has unveiled a parallel plan for the government′s infrastructure overhaul in a bid to claim a better, more original alternative - only to end up in a controversy in which the Democrats are now being accused of copying the government project logo.

Junta Blocks Forum On Lack of Justice in Military-Ruled Thailand

BANGKOK — Thailand’s military junta forced a group of lawyers and activists to cancel their panel discussion on the status of human rights in post-coup Thailand today.

Former TV Host Wanted for Lese Majeste Rumored to Flee Country

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — A former talk show host being investigated for royal defamation has not been seen or heard from in some time, leading to speculation that he has fled the country.

Thai Prof Quits UN; LGBTs Concerned

BANGKOK — Members of Thailand’s LGBT community said Thursday the resignation of Vitit Muntarbhorn, the United Nation’s first watchdog on gender, could slow gains being made globally.

Govt Claims Gender Progress, UN Criticizes All-Male Junta

BANGKOK — Thailand’s delegation to a UN review on gender equality on Wednesday promoted progress made in the kingdom, though women remain little represented in positions of power.

Royal Troops Transfer Looms Over Tomorrow’s Parliament Debate

BANGKOK — The government is set to defend its emergency decree that handed two army units to His Majesty the King’s direct control when the parliament meets on Thursday.
An undated photo of the Supreme Sangha Council, a governing body for the order of Buddhist monks in Thailand.

New ‘Monk Act’ Allows King to Appoint Sangha Members

BANGKOK — The junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly on Thursday endorsed the Monk Act, which will enable the King to appoint or remove senior monks and members of the supreme council of monks.

Yingluck Thanks Supporters

BANGKOK — Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra made her first public announcement since the 22 May coup d’état in a Facebook post this morning.

Sparked by Party Dissolution, Students Rally in Bangkok and Beyond

PATHUM THANI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s normally docile students have been holding rallies around the country to express their discontent with the established political order.





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