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Thai opposition protests army troop transfer to king

Future Forward party says no emergency justifies the decree, accuses PM of acting like a junta leader.

Teka-teki PM baru Thailand dijangka terungkai 5 Jun depan

2 parti pro-junta, iaitu PPRP dan demokratik bertungkus-lumus membentuk sebuah kerajaan baru selepas lebih 2 bulan keputusan pilihan raya yang tidak menyakinkan

Rights groups, family demand answers on missing Thai activists

The activists have gone missing after they were arrested in Vietnam early this year and sent back home to Thailand.

Thailand’s rising political star and young hopeful charged with sedition

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit could face up to nine years in prison if found guilty.

Thai demonstrators protest alleged cheating in election

Thai protestors had protested over alleged cheating in its first election since a coup in 2014.

Thai political parties to join forces

Political parties in Thailand are keen to thwart junta rule.

Thai junta chief review imperils King Power duty-free monopoly

State-owned Airports of Thailand awarded King Power the sole concession in 2006, which expires in September 2020.

Thai junta-aligned party reaches out in opposition heartland

Hundreds of supporters in the northeastern 'Isan' region were rooting for General Prayut Chan-O-Cha or 'Uncle Tu' who was in born in the province itself.

Thailand passes internet security law decried as ‘cyber martial law’

Thailand's Cybersecurity Act is the latest in a wave of new laws in Asian countries that assert government control over the internet.

Thailand’s rising political star under fire as election nears

The 40-year-old Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is a political newcomer promising an end to Thailand's military rule.

Thai junta pegs economic fortunes to China as uncertainty looms

Prayut Chan-O-Cha is looking to hold onto power and drive through the largest investment programme in Thai history with China's help.

Suu Kyi’s party set to challenge Myanmar army

For nearly 3 years, she has ruled from 'above the president' by creating a new position of State Counsellor.

Thai king approves 1st election since coup

The election is expected to be held before the coronation of Thailand's king in early May.

Thai activists protest as election faces delay

The junta has promised and postponed the election several times since it came to power.

Spike in bomb and grenade attacks in Thailand’s restive south

The latest attacks occurred Friday night in a series of seven separate incidents in three different districts of Narathiwat province.

Thai junta-linked party descends on Shinawatra stronghold

The military-backed Palang Pracharat party held a meeting in the northern city of Chiang Mai intended to reveal the names of candidates running for office.

Facebook kicks Myanmar military-linked pages off platform

The social media giant has been lambasted for years for its ineffective response to malicious posts, particularly against the country's Rohingya Muslims.

Thai junta lifts ban on political campaigning ahead of 2019 election

Political parties should be able to campaign to present their policies, with immediate effect.

Thailand to go to the polls in Feb

The election will likely pit the populist political movement backed by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and supported by many in rural areas against the military and royalist establishment.

Thai director turns back on junta-run homeland with latest film

Palme d'Or-winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is the figurehead of Thailand's cinema scene and a doyen of the global arthouse circuit.

‘Ongoing genocide’ underway against Myanmar’s Rohingyas, says UN

Myanmar has rejected accusations that its military committed atrocities in the crackdown last year that forced 720,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh.

Junta chief installs ally as mayor of Thai ‘Sin City’

Pattaya is a lucrative tourist hub and the heart of Thailand's massive sex industry with its beaches, myriad hotels and raucous nightlife.

Thai junta chief eyes role in politics after election

Technically Prayuth cannot stand for election under the constitution, because he would have had to resign from his post since 2017 to do so. Prayuth said on Monday he did not intend to quit as junta chief.

Spray-can satire creates headache for Thai junta

Thailand's junta partially lifts a ban on politics, with a long-delayed election next year promising to pit army-aligned and civilian politicians against each other.