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News Thailand » Politics: Thai junta says 'not concerned' about ousted PM Thaksin's Asia tour

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Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

The Shinawatras have dominated Thai politics for nearly two decades and wield significant influence through allies and relatives despite both living in self-exile. They are likely to be a significant factor in a general election the junta has promised for ...

News Thailand » Politics: Pheu Thai denies Thaksin influence

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Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

That political tactic has always been used ... Watana Muangsook, a key Pheu Thai figure, posted on his Facebook page Thursday that he was among the people who visited Thaksin and Yingluck during the past Chinese New Year festival. He posted a picture ...

News Thailand » Politics: Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

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Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

BANGKOK (AP) -- A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents, a legal aid group said ...

News Thailand » Politics: Thailand: Rights Agenda Hollow Without Major Reforms

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Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Claiming that diverse political opinions are harmful to stability, the NCPO has frequently censored public discussions about the state of human rights and democracy in Thailand under military rule. The military frequently holds people accused of criminal ...

News Thailand » Politics: Boris Johnson discusses Rohingya, elections in Thailand

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Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

Thailand's military seized power from an elected government in 2014. Boris Johnson's visit Monday follows a European Union decision last December to ease political sanctions on Thailand imposed after the coup. Don said Johnson was not concerned by the ...

News Thailand » Politics: Protesters are Prosecuted for Demanding Elections in Thailand

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Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Bangkok, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The ruling military junta in Thailand has filed charges against 50 activists ... of sedition and the rest of violating a ban against the right for political assembly for the February 10 demonstration, in which about 400 ...

News Thailand » Politics: Thailand elections: Politics of crisis

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Publication date: hursday 30 January 2014

(CNN)-- A state of emergency, streets paralyzed with protesters, the fatal shooting of a leading pro-government activist and an election campaign teetering on chaos may not sound like the script from a rising Southeast Asian economic powerhouse. But for ...

News Thailand » Politics: Thailand's new politics under a new monarch

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Publication date: Friday 27 January 2017

Much like the world beyond its borders, Thailand is going through a political malaise that naturally accompanies the transition at the end of a 70-year-long era. For the world, this period is characterised by the unravelling of the global liberal order ...

News Thailand » Politics: Thailand faces uncertain political future

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Publication date: onday 30 October 2017

Thailand’s King Vajiralongkorn “has extremely large shoes to fill and there will be enormous popular expectations of what he is supposed to do.” An elaborate five-day cremation ceremony for late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej concluded on Sunday ...

News Thailand » Politics: Thailand welcomes easing of EU political sanctions

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Publication date: onday 11 December 2017

BANGKOK – Thailand's military junta has welcomed the European Union's decision to ease political sanctions imposed against it for overthrowing an elected government in 2014. The EU's announcement is "good news" that underscores positive developments ...