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Thai junta grants king full control of palace wealth

A new law giving Thailand's king direct control over royal assets worth billions of dollars went into force on Monday, the latest move by an increasingly assertive monarch to consolidate his power.

Jul 17, 2017, 14:52 PM IST
Thai junta rejects conditional peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thai junta rejects conditional peace talks with Muslim insurgents

Thailand`s military junta on Tuesday rejected a conditional offer from the main Muslim separatist group fighting in southern Thailand to enter into formal peace talks.

Apr 11, 2017, 15:38 PM IST

Thai junta gives go-ahead to buy Chinese submarine and tanks

Thailand`s military government has approved 13.5 billion baht ($380 million) to buy a submarine from China after putting the purchase on hold last year, Thai officials said on Wednesday.

Jan 25, 2017, 12:53 PM IST

Thai junta rules out link between latest bombings and earlier deadly attacks

Thailand`s military government said on Wednesday there was no connection between two bombings overnight that killed one person in the southern town of Pattani and a wave of deadly attacks on popular tourist spots in the south this month.

Aug 24, 2016, 10:56 AM IST

Ousted party urges Thais to reject junta`s constitution

The political party toppled in Thailand`s 2014 coup urged voters Wednesday to reject the military`s proposed new constitution, describing it as an undemocratic document that would further entrench army rule.

Mar 30, 2016, 15:11 PM IST

Thai authorities arrest 4 students opposed to military rule

Authorities in Thailand have arrested members of a student group opposed to military rule.

Jan 21, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

Thai junta says elections likely in June 2017

Thailand`s junta Wednesday said elections are unlikely to take place before June 2017 in the latest delay to the restoration of democracy since the military seized power last year.

Sep 16, 2015, 17:47 PM IST

Thai junta orders cancellation of human rights event

Thailand`s military rulers Thursday banned a panel discussion exploring rights abuses alleged to have taken place during the junta`s one-year rule.

Jun 04, 2015, 16:25 PM IST
Thai junta delays polls, raising questions about return to democracy

Thai junta delays polls, raising questions about return to democracy

Thailand`s junta delayed a general election by at least six months on Tuesday, hours after former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was banned from travelling overseas, raising questions about a promised return to democracy.

May 19, 2015, 15:28 PM IST

Thailand deliberates new constitution to end turmoil

Deliberations began Monday on a new Thai constitution, which includes clauses to stop parties winning a majority and allows unelected officials to govern, in a bid by the Thai junta to end a near-decade of political turmoil.

Apr 20, 2015, 12:23 PM IST

Thai junta vows to `hunt` fugitive lese majeste suspects

The Thai junta on Wednesday said it will "hunt" fugitives wanted under the kingdom`s strict royal defamation law, vowing to press foreign governments to hand over suspects seeking sanctuary abroad.

Dec 17, 2014, 14:47 PM IST

Thai junta bans computer game simulating dictatorship

Thailand`s junta has banned a computer game which allows players to craft their own military dictatorship in a fictional paradise where "sunny beaches and political corruption" co-exist, authorities said Tuesday.

Aug 05, 2014, 11:39 AM IST

Thai junta appoints army-dominated legislature

Thailand`s junta on Thursday appointed a military-dominated interim legislature in another step in the slow return of promised electoral democracy.

Aug 01, 2014, 00:49 AM IST

New charter allows Thai junta chief to be interim PM

Thailand`s military junta on Wednesday unveiled details of a new provisional constitution that would give sweeping powers to its chief, allowing him to serve as an interim prime minister.

Jul 23, 2014, 21:00 PM IST

Thai king endorses junta`s new constitution

Thailand`s junta won approval from the king on Tuesday for an interim constitution mapping out year-long political reforms.

Jul 22, 2014, 21:10 PM IST

Thai junta allows ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra to leave country

Thailand`s former PM Yingluck Shinawatra was granted permission by the military junta to travel to Europe for a 20-day trip for the first time after the first woman premier was ousted in a coup.

Jul 17, 2014, 23:06 PM IST

Thai junta releases activist detained for almost a month

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.

Jun 25, 2014, 18:58 PM IST

Thai junta gets tough on World Cup gambling

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.

Jun 23, 2014, 17:18 PM IST

Thai protest leader, junta chief in talks since 2010

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.

Jun 23, 2014, 16:58 PM IST

Thai junta sets up reform, reconciliation committee

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

Jun 17, 2014, 16:22 PM IST