An opposition activist`s claims that she was tortured in military custody were "100 percent fabricated", Thailand`s ruling junta said on Tuesday, after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an immediate investigation.
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.
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.
Thailand is expected to publish data on Friday showing stagnant consumption and investment, more evidence of a stumbling economy that will lend urgency to the military junta`s efforts to get the country working again.
Thailand`s new ruling military junta on Thursday said it will not "cling to power" and hold fresh elections under "right conditions", as tensions mounted in the troubled nation a week after the army seized power in a coup.
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been quietly released by the military junta which has asked her to help maintain peace and not to get involved with protesters or any political movement, a media report said on Sunday.
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.
Thailand`s army today said it will detain former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and top leaders of the ousted government for up to a week to give them "time to think", as the military junta intensified crackdown after seizing power in a bloodless coup this week.
Thailand`s former premier Yingluck Shinawatra and some members of her powerful business family were detained today as the military junta tightened its grip on power a day after staging a bloodless coup.
India has recalled its troops currently in Thailand for the bilateral `Maitree` military exercise in the wake of the coup there even as it pitched for restoration of normalcy based on the principles of democracy and will of the people of that country.
Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha summoned ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to a meeting on Friday, a day after he seized power in a bloodless coup and said he wanted to restore order following months of turmoil.
Thailand`s military government has banned 155 people including politicians and activists from leaving the country after staging a coup following months of political turmoil, according to a statement read on television on Friday.