Thai coup

Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

"Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. 

Aug 22, 2014, 13:26 PM IST

Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha voted Prime Minister

Thailand`s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed Prime Minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.

Aug 21, 2014, 10:39 AM IST

Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

Thailand`s military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers, military sources said on Wednesday.

Jul 30, 2014, 17:57 PM IST

US: Thai coup repressive, likely to last

Thailand`s recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior US official has said.

Jun 25, 2014, 05:08 AM IST

Assets of Yingluck, former Thai ministers to be probed

The assets of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and four of her ministers allegedly involved in a controversial rice-pledging scheme would be probed, the country`s anti-graft body announced on Thursday.

Jun 06, 2014, 00:46 AM IST

Thai police criticized for posing as journalists

Thailand`s main press association said on Monday it is gravely concerned that undercover police appear to be posing as journalists after a video circulated showing a man with official press ID arresting an anti-coup protester in the capital.

Jun 03, 2014, 00:51 AM IST

Elections could occur in a year: Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha

The head of the military junta that took control of Thailand in a coup last week said on Friday that elections may not occur for more than a year because peace and reforms must be achieved first.

May 31, 2014, 00:55 AM IST

Thai Army gets down to work on economy, stifles dissent

Thailand`s military rulers will settle down to work at their Bangkok headquarters on Tuesday, firmly in charge after royal endorsement but facing small protests that so far the security forces have handled with restraint.

May 27, 2014, 07:27 AM IST

Thai coup leader threatens crackdown if protests resume

Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by the king as head of a military council that will run the country, and warned he would use force if political protests flared up again.

May 26, 2014, 11:41 AM IST

Thai coup leader to get royal endorsement, address nation

Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha will receive the endorsement of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Monday as head of a ruling military council and the general will then give his first address to the nation since seizing power last week.

May 26, 2014, 08:37 AM IST

US curtails military ties with Thailand after coup

The US announced Saturday that it would curtail military ties with Thailand, including cancelling ongoing military exercises, as part of its efforts to heighten pressure on the Thai military to restore the civilian rule.

May 25, 2014, 06:26 AM IST

Opposition to Thai coup simmers, ex-PM in `safe place`

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a "safe place" on Saturday after being held by the army following a coup, an aide said, as opposition to the takeover grew among her supporters and pro-democracy activists.

May 25, 2014, 04:10 AM IST

US suspends aid to Thailand; US Army chief calls Thai general

The US has suspended its military aid to Thailand in the wake of a bloodless coup there, as chief of the US Army called his Thai counterpart urging him to return the country to democratic rule.

May 24, 2014, 08:11 AM IST

Thai military to face media as opposition simmers

Thailand`s military was due on Saturday to hold its first news conference since seizing power this week, amid signs opposition to the takeover could be gathering momentum, both from pro-democracy activists and supporters of the ousted government.

May 24, 2014, 07:37 AM IST

Thai Army says will block social media over critical content

Thailand`s new ruling junta on Friday warned it would block any social media platforms in the country found to carry content that incites violence or is critical of its military leaders.

May 23, 2014, 00:46 AM IST

US denounces Thai coup, warns on relations

The United States warned Thursday it was reconsidering cooperation with ally Thailand after a military coup, which Secretary of State John Kerry denounced as having "no justification."

May 23, 2014, 00:36 AM IST