• Fri, 25 May 2018 01:00:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Thai junta steers education reform to nowhere
    FOUR YEARS after the 2014 military coup, Thailand’s education sector is still stuck over the same old question: which way forward?
    national
  • Mon, 07 May 2018 14:55:04
    As elections loom, Thai leader gets cosy with old political clans
    The sons of a convicted murderer, a rural "don" who has spun a fortune from football and gun-loving provincial bigwigs -- as elections near, Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha is cosying up to "influential figures", a group he vowed to expunge from politics with his coup four years ago.
    politics
  • Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:30:47
    Thai junta vows to lift politics ban in June
    Thailand's junta will lift a near four-year ban on political activity in June, an official said Friday, as space for debate slowly expands in the kingdom with polls promised for next year.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    US ‘encouraged by Thailand’s return to democracy’ as elections delayed
    THE US remains encouraged by the Thai junta government’s commitment to return the country to democracy amid shifting factors that make it very possible, even quite likely, that the election will be further postponed.
    politics
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:00:00
    This junta is no friend of democracy
    Was there anyone who did not understand that the junta is doing everything to make itself stronger?
    your say
  • Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:47:35
    EU resumes official contacts with Thai junta
    Brussels - The EU on Monday agreed to resume political contacts "at all levels" with Thailand, more than three years after suspending them in protest at the military coup in Bangkok.
    politics
  • Thu, 05 Oct 2017 01:00:00
    Did Prayut’s US trip only serve Trump’s trade agenda?
    THE MEETING between Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and US President Donald Trump appeared to satisfy both governments, with the Thai junta heartened by the welcome by a western superpower while the US encouraged Thailand to take up a range of deals.
    politics
  • Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:53:52
    Trump hails 'very strong' ties with Thailand
    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump welcomed Thai junta leader chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha to the White House on Monday, trying to turn the page after coups rocked one of America's oldest alliances.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:05:03
    Trump to host Thai PM on October 3: White House
    WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the White House on October 3 as the pair seek to enhance warming ties and cooperation.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:00:00
    Would permanent military rule be such a bad thing?
    Re: “Thai junta leader, backers fuel suspicions of plans to stay in power”, Reuters, September 24. 
    your say
  • Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:43:02
    Thai junta under fire from allies over Yingluck escape
    BANGKOK, Aug 27, 2017 (AFP) - Thailand's junta has come under fire from conservative allies following ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's escape overseas, with many questioning how the military could have let her flee given she was heavily monitored.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:45:30
    Twerking star leaves Thai junta chief hot and bothered
    BANGKOK - Twerking nine to three is the new way to make a living for a teenage Thai music star whose eye-popping dance moves have enraged the country's military strongman.
    national
  • Mon, 01 May 2017 12:49:50
    Thai junta chief accepts Trump invite
    Thailand's junta chief has accepted an invitation to visit the White House from President Donald Trump, his spokesman said Monday, the latest autocrat to be embraced by the US leader.
    national
  • Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:00:00
    Respond to the argument, not the nationality
    For once, I fully agree with Eric Bahrt when he writes “a Thai criticising the US, or an expat complaining about the Thai junta, has a right to give his opinion. And if you don’t like those opinions, then attack the arguments of the writer, not his nationality.”
    your say
  • Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:08:59
    US report slams Junta for detaining political prisoners
    A US human rights report has criticised the Thai junta for detaining political prisoners.
    Breaking News
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