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Thai ex-PM Yingluck $450 million bill aimed at her brother

Deposed premier Yingluck Shinawatra today accused Thailand's junta of "hounding" her family after it pressed for a USD 450 million tax bill to be slapped on her older brother Thaksin.

Thai police call off raid on scandal-hit Buddhist temple

Thailand`s attorney general said in November it would charge the temple`s abbot, Phra Dhammachayo, and four others with conspiracy to launder money and receive stolen goods.

Thai junta leader, opposition call on UN as tension rises

Under the proposed charter, a junta-appointed Senate with seats reserved for military commanders would check the powers of elected lawmakers for a five-year transitional period.

Thailand's ousted Shinawatra clan defies junta with publicity drive

Many analysts believe their Puea Thai Party would still easily win the next general election, which the junta has vowed to hold next year.

Arrest warrant issued against ex-Thai PM

A Thai court on Monday issued an arrest warrant against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he failed to show up for the first hearing of a defamation case filed against him by the army.