July 23, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej announced his support on Tuesday for an interim constitution that would grant extensive authority to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), the military junta currently in power. King Bhumibol announced his endorsement during a routine royal news ...[read more]
July 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Thursday issued a unanimous recommendation to seek criminal charges against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for failing to end the government's rice subsidy program, which allegedly cost the nation billions of dollars. The rice ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by William Helbling
The Supreme Administrative Court of Thailand on Thursday approved a new regulation requiring packs of cigarettes sold in the Southeast Asian country to be 85 percent covered with graphic health warnings. The new graphic health warnings have 10 variations, including messages such as "smoking causes ...[read more]
June 14, 2014
by William Helbling
A group of independent UN human rights experts on Friday urged Thai authorities to reverse all measures affecting basic human rights and to restore democratic rule in the country. Human rights issues in Thailand have become an issue as political unrest has resulted in the suspension of the ...[read more]
May 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Armed Thai soldiers on Sunday arrested human rights defender Sukanya Prueksakasemsuk and her son Panitan Prueksakasemsuk following a raid of their house in Bangkok. They were released on Monday from military custody on the condition that they give no interviews and take part in no political ...[read more]
May 25, 2014
by Julie Deisher
Thailand's military released several statements on Sunday in an effort to smother dissent following the military overthrow of the government last Thursday. Deputy army spokesman Winthai Suvaree said in a televised statement : We would like to ask all people to avoid gathering to stage protests ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Thailand's new military junta leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, announced on Thursday the military has seized control of the country and suspended its constitution. Chan-ocha became the leader of Thailand's army in 2010 and has proclaimed an interest in keeping the army neutral, but over the ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Thai military declared martial law in the Southeast Asian nation on Tuesday. Commander of the Thai army, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has stated that the army's declaration is not a coup but will remain in place until "peace and order" has been restored. The declaration of martial law was ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Thai Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down for an alleged abuse of power relating to the transfer of a senior civil servant to another position in the government that occurred shortly after she took office in 2011. The decision also ...[read more]
April 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Tuesday indicted 36 senators for alleged misconduct, including the misuse of authority in violation of Thailand's constitution. The indictment is a response to the senators' attempt to amend the constitution to make the senate fully elected, ...[read more]

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