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The threat now is fake news, says Thai army chief

He warns that such fake news can turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy.

Thai PM faces first opposition challenge as he sets out plans

Prayuth Chan-ocha's policy priorities include trying to encourage economic growth and developing a medical cannabis industry.

Cannabis among top priorities for new Thai government

Developing the medical cannabis industry was a key demand of the Bhumjaithai party, one of the biggest parties in Prayuth's 19-party coalition.

Thai king swears in coup leader’s cabinet

Prayuth stays on as prime minister after being chosen by junta-appointed senate and pro-military legislators under a system that his opponents said was unfair.

Thai king endorses new cabinet weeks after disputed election

After 108 days of disputed election, Prayuth Chan-ocha's new civilian cabinet is endorsed by the Thai King.

New Thai government may last years if it passes first major...

The first real test of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s razor-thin majority will be whether his government can pass key legislation such as the January budget.

Parliament confirms Thai coup leader Prayuth as prime minister

Thailand's General Prayuth Chan-ocha becomes civilian prime minister, five years after he seized power from an elected government while he was army chief.

Junta leader favoured as Thai parliament convenes to vote for new...

Both houses of Thailand's parliament convene for the first time since a 2014 coup to choose either the ruling junta leader or a rising opposition star to be the next prime minister.

Thai parliament to vote for a new PM on June 5

Thai parliament will meet on June 5 to vote for its new prime minister.

Thai opposition says ‘not too late’ as pro-junta talks stall after...

Thailand’s main opposition Pheu Thai party urges other parties that contested a March election to reject a coalition offer by a pro-army party seeking to keep the ruling junta chief as prime minister.

Thailand’s pro-army party invites opponents to join new govt

If the two parties join the Democratic Front, it will give the pro-army coalition a slim majority in the House of Representatives.

Thai election results show no clear winner but junta party favoured

Thai Junta party is still at an advantage in Thailand and its leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is likely to stay on in power.

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 unofficial election results delayed to Monday morning

Partial results posted by the commission earlier showed the pro-army party of junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha leading with 7 million votes.

Thailand bans alcohol as 51 million voters prepare for election

The contest between these dominant forces is expected to play out again in Sunday’s election.

Risk of political disarray stalks Thai economy as election nears

Unsettled foreign investors have already pulled out a net US$700 million from Thai stock and bond markets so far this year amid the political intrigue.

Thais flock to early voting in first election since 2014 coup

52 million Thais aged 18 and above are eligible to vote for either incumbent Prayuth Chan-ocha or for populist and anti-junta parties.

Judgement day for Thai party that nominated princess for PM

The disqualification of the Thai Raksa Chart party will be a blow to the opposition coalition of parties loyal to the exiled Thaksin Shinawatra.

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.

UK, France should press Thai PM on rights, to end military...

The military banned political gatherings and protests after it took power and has taken tough action against dissent.

Hundreds gather at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument to demand election

Parliament voted last month to extend the start date for a new election law by 90 days.

Prime Minister cutouts a highlight of Thailand’s Children’s Day

They show him in a variety of poses - including kicking a football and a boxing pose.

Thailand celebrates King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s birthday

Government offices and private organizations have been hosting various events and religious ceremonies to celebrate King Vajiralongkorn's birthday since Wednesday.