Thailand: Yingluck impeachment case to kick off in early 2015
Thailand: Yingluck impeachment case to kick off in early 2015

Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Friday decided to set the first hearing of the impeachment case against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on January 09, 2015.

Martial law to stay in Thailand: Minister

Thailand`s martial law will not be lifted for the foreseeable future, the Justice Minister said on Friday, despite an earlier pledge to lift the law in some provinces to help the tourism industry which has struggled since a military coup in May.

Thailand`s junta-picked council starts work on reforms

A council selected by Thailand`s ruling junta Tuesday started work on reforms to close the nation`s festering political divide, a task critics dismiss as aimed at diluting the influence of ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Muzzled opposition reduced to song in post-coup Thailand

His trademark televised diatribes have given way to misty-eyed songs, but in Thailand`s stifling post-coup climate, the firebrand leader of the once mighty "Red Shirts" welcomes any chance to reach his supporters. 

Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand`s new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding.

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.

Thai military should end repression, says Amnesty

Thailand`s military government has engaged in human rights violations since the May coup and it should now end its repression, Amnesty International on Thursday said in a report.

Thai arrests over demands for legal action against ex-PM

Thai police on Sunday arrested at least two people for distributing leaflets demanding renewed legal action against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then deputy for their roles in a 2010 protest crackdown.

UN decries `harsh` Thai sentences for royal slurs

The United Nation`s human rights office has voiced alarm at recent arrests and jail sentences for insulting Thailand`s monarchy, warning of "chilling effects" on freedom of expression under the junta.

Thai martial law to remain, says senior army commander

Martial law in Thailand is likely to remain in force for the time being despite concerns by foreign investors, a senior army commander said.

Opposition activist fabricated torture allegations, says Thai junta

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.

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.

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.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck vows not to flee

Thailand`s deposed former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra ruled out going into self-exile to avoid possible criminal charges, after the country`s junta gave her permission to travel overseas.

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.

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.

Yingluck sends first message to supporters after coup

Thailand`s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday thanked her supporters via Facebook for their support.

Stumbling Thai economy lends urgency to junta`s revival efforts

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.

Thai military junta says it will not `cling to power`

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.

Thailand`s ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was on Monday released by the military junta, three days after the army put her under detention following a coup.