Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM
Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM

Thailand is working flat out to combat human trafficking, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, adding he hoped Thailand would be lifted from a US list of worst human trafficking centres next year.

Thai PM Prayuth says may consider cabinet reshuffle

 Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he might consider a cabinet reshuffle after the current government reaches the end of its one-year working period, set in place by the junta after a coup, in September or earlier.

Thai PM says Vietnam a friend, not competitor

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday brushed aside concern that Vietnam is eclipsing Thailand as a regional manufacturing base, saying Vietnam is a friend not a competitor.

Thai military court jails ten for insulting monarchy

A Thai military court on Tuesday sentenced ten people to up to five years in prison over audio and video recordings deemed insulting to the monarchy, the latest convictions in a series of cases brought since a coup more than a year ago.

Thai PM defends decision to send Uighurs back to China

 Thailand`s prime minister defended on Thursday a decision to forcibly return nearly 100 Uighur Muslim migrants to China despite rights groups` fears they could face ill-treatment, saying it was not Bangkok`s fault if they suffered any problems.

Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else

Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."

A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business

When Thailand`s Army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lacklustre economy and a delayed return to democracy.

Thailand questions 117 migrants as it races to meet crackdown deadline

 Thai authorities on Saturday questioned more than 100 migrants discovered in the country`s south to determine whether they were victims of human trafficking, as Thailand races to meet a deadline to uncover people smuggling camps within its borders.

Thailand wants meeting with Myanmar, Malaysia over human trafficking crisis

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday called for a three-way meeting with neighbours Malaysia and Myanmar to try to resolve a regional human trafficking crisis following the discovery of a mass grave in the country`s far south.

Thai PM Chan-ocha hails progress, says he doesn't want to stay in power

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hailed the performance of his military government on Friday and said a much-criticised overhaul of the constitution was needed to pull Thailand out of years of political crisis.

Thai PM asks king's permission to lift martial law

 Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he has asked for King Bhumibol Adulyadej`s permission to lift martial law which has been in place nationwide since before a May coup.

Thai PM says security must come first to boost foreign confidence

 Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Monday called on Thais to be the "eyes and ears" of security forces in order to boost international confidence in Thailand after the second explosion in the capital Bangkok in just over a month.

Thai PM says democracy roadmap on schedule, poll early next year

Thai Prime Minister and coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday that a roadmap to return the country to democracy was on schedule, confirming plans for a general election in early 2016.

I have not ordered legislators to ban Yingluck: Thai PM

 Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had not ordered his military-dominated legislature to vote against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra when her impeachment hearing concludes this week.

Thailand welcomes China's Li Keqiang as US ties cool over coup

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be the most high-profile foreign leader to visit Thailand on Friday since a May coup, signalling, Thailand says, its return to normal and a boost for trade in a region where the United States and China vie for influence.

Thailand welcomes China's Li Keqiang as US ties cool over coup

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be the most high-profile foreign leader to visit Thailand on Friday since a May coup, signalling, Thailand says, its return to normal and a boost for trade in a region where the United States and China vie for influence.

Leader of Thai junta hints at delay in return to elections

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a military coup in May, said on Wednesday that elections planned for 2015 will depend on whether wide-ranging national reforms can be completed within a year.

Thai PM plays down concern over tourist murder investigation

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday dismissed growing diplomatic concern about a police investigation into the murder of two British tourists in Thailand as a pre-trial witness hearing began.

Thai PM bemoans divisive soap operas, offers to write better ones

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday criticised television soap operas for promoting violence and divisions in society said he wanted scripts to encourage reconciliation, and would write them himself if he had to.

Murders will make tourists think twice about Thailand: Police

 The murder of two young British tourists on a Thai island will make many travellers think twice before travelling to the Southeast Asian nation on holiday, Thai police said on Monday.