• Sat, 11 May 2019 15:25
    Rights groups, family demand answers on missing Thai activists
    Bangkok - Three Thai activists in exile and accused of insulting the country's powerful monarchy have gone missing, rights groups and a family member told AFP Saturday, as demands mount for answers on their whereabouts.
    national
  • Wed, 08 May 2019 01:00
    Commemorating a historic occasion
    The grand Coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn (King Rama X), which ran for three days until yesterday, was a historic occasion that brought forth a variety of collectible memorabilia. Indeed, citizens’ love for the monarchy saw them searching out souvenirs even before the three days of ceremonies began.
    national
  • Wed, 01 May 2019 09:48
    Japan's new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne
    Tokyo - Japan's new Emperor Naruhito formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne on Wednesday, a day after his father abdicated from the world's oldest monarchy and ushered in a new imperial era.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:29
     Japan's new imperial couple face heavy burden of tradition
    Tokyo - Japan's incoming emperor Crown Prince Naruhito faces the delicate task of balancing tradition within the world's oldest monarchy and his own modern values, including protecting his family from the palace's rigid rules.
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  • Tue, 30 Apr 2019 13:19
    End of an era: Japan's emperor kicks off abdication rites
    Draped in ornate golden-brown robes and wearing a towering black hat, Japan's Emperor Akihito on Tuesday kicked off ceremonies for his abdication, the first in 200 years for the world's oldest monarchy.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:00
    Military strips Thaksin of award, calls for ‘good people’ to govern
    MILITARY TOP brass yesterday issued a strong call for a government of “good people” in accordance with the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s exhortation, while the Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School Alumni Foundation stripped former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra of an award due to his alleged disrespect for the monarchy.
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  • Fri, 08 Mar 2019 01:00
    ‘A threat to monarchy’
    Judges rule unanimously to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart.
    politics
  • Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:06
    Court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart, bans party’s executive board for 10 years
    The Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart Party for naming a member of the Royal Family, Princess Ubolratana, as its prime ministerial candidate, because it said, this action undermined Thailand’s constitutional monarchy.
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  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Charter court to decide Thai Raksa Chart’s fate
    The Constitutional Court yesterday agreed unanimously to accept the Election Commission (EC)’s petition to dissolve the pro-Shinawatra Thai Raksa Chart Party for allegedly undermining the constitutional monarchy system.
    politics
  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:27
    Constitutional Court due to discuss Thai Raksa Chart fate
    The Constitutional Court is scheduled to meet on Thursday afternoon to decide whether it will accept a petition for the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party for alleged hostility to the constitutional monarchy.
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  • Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:08
    Latest : EC asks Constitutional Court to disband Thai Raksa Chart for nominating Princess
    Election Commission (EC) announced on Wednesday morning that it was seeking a judgement from the Constitutional Court to disband Thai Raksa Chart Party for allegedly acting in opposition to the monarchy.
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  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 19:27
    Surachai aides’ killings may be linked to security matters: Srivara
    THE BRUTAL deaths of two anti-monarchy activists, whose bodies were found in the Mekong River recently, could be linked to security matters, but they were not related to politics, Deputy National Police Commissioner Pol General Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said.
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  • Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:00
    Thai officials deny any role in the deaths of Surachai’s aides
    THAI AUTHORITIES yesterday denied they played any role in the disappearance of two anti-monarchy activists who were found dead in the Mekong River, while the whereabouts of another dissident remain unknown. Senior officials have denied having any links with the deaths, saying they took place outside the Kingdom.
    politics
  • Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00
    GOING TO THE POLLS
    Since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932, Thailand has seen 27 general elections. The first one took place in November 1933. The latest was held in February 2014, although it was later declared unconstitutional by the court.
    politics
  • Tue, 01 Jan 2019 14:03
    Coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn to be held May 4-6: palace
    An elaborate three-day coronation ceremony for HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be held May 4 to 6, the palace announced Tuesday, nearly two and half years after the passing of his revered father King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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