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Thai junta challenges Thaksin to return, fight legal charges

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:55

Thailand`s powerful army has challenged fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return and fight the legal charges against him, even as the military refuted reports that last month`s coup was planned in advance to rid the country of the Shinawatra clan`s influence.

Thai junta releases activist detained for almost a month

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 18:58

The military junta governing Thailand has said it has released an opposition activist who had been in detention since May 28 this year, media reported Wednesday.

Thailand`s junta releases `Red Shirt` activist

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:39

Thailand`s military junta today released an opposition activist who had appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was "too good for words to say" after demands from several human rights group for her freedom.

Fugitive Thai politician sets up anti-junta organisation

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 13:43

Charupong Ruangsuwan, a former Thai interior minister believed to be in self-imposed exile, Tuesday announced setting up of an organisation to counter the military junta.

Thai protest leader, junta chief in talks since 2010

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:58

Thai protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban said that he had advised junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha on ways to uproot Thaksin Shinawatra`s regime since 2010, media reported Monday.

Thai junta gets tough on World Cup gambling

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:22

Thailand`s military leaders are cracking down on illegal gambling, which is forecast to soar during the World Cup, as part of a campaign to clean up the country and restore its image.

Thai junta sets up reform, reconciliation committee

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 16:22

The Thai military junta has set up a new committee to take charge of reconciliation and reform in the country, an official said Tuesday.

Thailand and Cambodia agree to quash `rumours` after worker exodus

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:57

Thailand and Cambodia agreed Tuesday to quash "rumours" of a crackdown against illegal migrant workers by the new Thai junta after the exodus of nearly 180,000 Cambodian labourers.

Thai military junta denies crackdown on foreign workers

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 14:45

Thailand`s military-run National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Monday clarified that it wasn`t cracking down on migrant workers.

142,000 Cambodian workers return home from Thailand: Official

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 14:35

More than 140,000 Cambodians had fled jobs in Thailand to return home as of Monday, fearing a crackdown on illegal migrants under junta rule, an official said.

Thai cyber police step up royal slur patrols

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 13:00

Thailand`s military is bolstering its self-designated role as protector of the monarchy with increased "cyber patrols" to root out critics of the king following last month`s coup.

Thai junta lifts post-coup curfew

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 20:05

Thailand`s junta said Friday that it was lifting a night-time curfew across the country, three weeks after seizing power in a military coup.