Thailand's military government appointed a new committee on Monday to write a post-coup constitution after an unpopular earlier draft was rejected last month in a move that has delayed elections until at least 2017.
Thailand`s junta came under scrutiny Sunday after an unrelated picture of a suicide vest was broadcast during a nationally televised address announcing the arrest of a foreign man in connection with last week`s deadly Bangkok shrine bombing.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he might consider a cabinet reshuffle after the current government reaches the end of its one-year working period, set in place by the junta after a coup, in September or earlier.
Fourteen Thai students were taken into custody today after staging an anti-coup rally on charges that could see them jailed for seven years, as the ruling junta sharply escalates its chokehold on dissent.
Thailand`s junta confirmed Wednesday that elections will not be held until September 2016, dealing a further blow to hopes that the kingdom`s generals will swiftly hand power back to a civilian government.
Police arrested several anti-junta activists Friday for small protests marking a year since Thailand`s generals seized power from the elected government, as the defiant junta leader said the country "may have collapsed" without his intervention.
Any achievements by Thailand`s ruling junta while in power will be lost without significant changes to the country`s draft constitution, Democrat Party leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Friday.
The Myanmar soldier, wearing his crisp green uniform, rifles through a box of T-shirts for a souvenir of his time in the country`s fledgling legislature -- a deeply controversial position in the former junta-run nation on the cusp of key elections.
A sweeping new security measure in Thailand that has replaced martial law does not give the army more control than it had previously, Thailand`s army chief said on Thursday, following criticism that the junta has significantly increased its powers.
Families of scores of arrested Myanmar activists on Wednesday sought news of their loved ones who were detained by police in a violent student protest crackdown, as fears grow of a return to junta-era repression.
Thailand`s junta chief said Wednesday he was "upset" by comments from a senior US diplomat during a recent visit criticising the military regime, as Washington`s top envoy in Bangkok was summoned for a meeting with Thai officials.
Aung San Suu Kyi`s opposition party on Wednesday admitted it "cannot win" its battle to scrap parts of a junta-era Constitution that bars her from Myanmar`s presidency, decrying a parliamentary decision to postpone amendments until after 2015 elections.
Critics and journalists raised concerns today about the Thai military government`s latest move to tighten its grip on the media by banning them from criticising the junta`s operations and threatening to immediately suspend the broadcast or publication of content that defies the order.
A Thai court today passed a suspended prison sentence on an anti-coup activist for breaching a ban on political gatherings, his lawyer said, in the first protest-related verdict since the military takeover.
Thailand`s powerful army has challenged fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return and fight the legal charges against him, even as the military refuted reports that last month`s coup was planned in advance to rid the country of the Shinawatra clan`s influence.
Thailand`s military junta today released an opposition activist who had appeared on an army television channel saying her detention was "too good for words to say" after demands from several human rights group for her freedom.