More Thailand Articles

  • New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election also allows the leader of the current ruling junta to become interim prime minister, a senior army official said Wednesday. The document...

  • 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...



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