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  • Thai junta's gag on media raises alarm, criticism

    BANGKOK (AP) — Critics and journalists raised concerns Saturday about the Thai military government's latest move to tighten its grip on the media by banning them from criticizing the junta's operations and threatening to immediately suspend the broadcast or publication of content that defies...

  • Criminal charge recommended against ousted Thai PM

    BANGKOK (AP) — An anti-corruption body on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Thailand's ousted prime minister over her government's rice subsidy program, which cost the country's billions of dollars. National Anti-Corruption Commissioner Vicha Mahakun said the commission voted...

  • Thai soldiers hit the beach in cleanup campaign

    BANGKOK (AP) — Soldiers in full combat uniforms, some armed, were deployed by Thailand's military junta to one of the country's most crowded beaches Wednesday to clear away food stalls, massage huts and other illegal vending operations as part of a campaign to clean up the country's image....

  • Raid by Thai police exposes human trafficking ring

    BANGKOK (AP) — A raid at a palm plantation in southern Thailand exposed a ring that trafficked Myanmar's ethnic minority Rohingya Muslims into the country, police said Wednesday. The raid on Saturday came two weeks after Thailand was demoted to the lowest level in the annual U.S. rankings of...

  • Clash of values mires Thailand in cycle of coups

    BANGKOK (AP) — Over the past decades, Chalad Worachat has resisted military regimes and dictatorial legislation by staging hunger strikes, five of them. Now the 71-year-old onetime parliamentarian is back on water and honey, despondent that after so many years and so much bloodshed,...

  • US: Thai coup repressive, likely to last

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thailand's recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday. The top diplomat for Southeast Asia, Scot Marciel, voiced concern over censorship of media and the Internet...

  • Ex-minister forms Thai opposition group from exile

    BANGKOK (AP) — A member of the elected Thai government ousted by last month's coup formed an opposition group in exile Tuesday, invoking historical symbols of resistance and revolution while rejecting as illegitimate the new military regime. There was no immediate sign the group established...



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