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.

Thai PM vows reform council to include people from all walks of life

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included.

Thailand picks team for talks with Muslim rebels

Thailand will assemble a peace negotiating team by the end of the week to revive talks with Muslim separatists whose insurgency in the south of the country has cost thousands of lives in the past decade, the military junta said on Wednesday.

We are not dictators: Thai premier tells foreign investors

Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha told European investors on Wednesday that he was not a dictator and that his government was seeking to create a Thailand that would be more attractive for their long-term investments.

Thai Army Chief Prayuth Chan-ocha assumes Prime Minister post

Gen Prayuth assumed the new post following an endorsement from King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who appointed him as the country`s 29th prime minister this morning.

Thai king endorses junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as Prime Minister

Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand`s king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament.

Thailand`s coup leader likely to become Prime Minister

Since the bloodless coup in May, the military government has been the sole authority for all matters regarding the state.