Thai hospital bomber 'hated military': Junta

A man who 'hated the military' has been arrested for carrying out last month`s blast at an army-run hospital, the junta said Friday, the first time officials have suggested a motive for the attack.

Jun 16, 2017, 16:24 PM IST
Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

A small bomb went off near the National Theatre in Bangkok`s old quarter, wounding two people. 

May 23, 2017, 10:30 AM IST

Thai junta secures $58m for more Chinese tanks

Thailand's government on Tuesday agreed to buy 10 tanks from China for USD 58 million in the latest defence spending by a junta with a taste for Chinese hardware.

Apr 04, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
15 Thai tourist blasts suspects in military detention: Junta

15 Thai tourist blasts suspects in military detention: Junta

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing spree, which hit tourist towns in the country's south, killing four and wounding dozens, including European visitors.

Aug 18, 2016, 13:15 PM IST

Thai junta picks 21-member panel to write new constitution

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.

Oct 05, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

Thai junta broadcast unrelated suicide vest picture

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.

Aug 30, 2015, 14:52 PM IST
Junta says tourist numbers `normal` after Bangkok bomb

Junta says tourist numbers `normal` after Bangkok bomb

Thailand`s junta said Tuesday the crucial tourist industry has been unaffected by last week`s deadly bomb attack, as police quizzed a taxi driver believed to have picked up the main suspect.

Aug 25, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

Thai PM Prayuth says may consider cabinet reshuffle

 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.

Jul 27, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

14 Thai students face seven years in jail for anti-junta rally

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.

Jun 27, 2015, 20:32 PM IST

Thai elections pushed back to September 2016: Junta

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.

May 27, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

Arrests after anti-junta protests on coup anniversary

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.

May 22, 2015, 16:59 PM IST

Thai junta reforms to fail without better charter: Former PM

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.

May 01, 2015, 19:02 PM IST

From barracks to ballot box, Myanmar`s military holds key to power

 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.

May 01, 2015, 09:44 AM IST

New Thai security order is not tougher than martial law: Army chief

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.

Apr 02, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

Concerns for detained after Myanmar student rally crackdown

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.

Mar 11, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

Thai junta orders German NGO to cancel press freedom briefing

A German rights group said Thursday that it has been ordered by Thailand`s junta to cancel a briefing on the health of the kingdom`s media landscape, in a growing clampdown on freedom of expression.

Jan 29, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Thai junta chief `upset` by US criticism

 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.

Jan 28, 2015, 14:26 PM IST

Myanmar: Suu Kyi party admits `cannot win` fight to change Constitution

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.

Nov 19, 2014, 13:39 PM IST
Thai fans urge junta to boot out FA chief

Thai fans urge junta to boot out FA chief

Tens of thousands of football fans have signed a letter urging Thailand`s junta to kick out the nation`s controversial soccer chief, one of the organisers of the petition said Tuesday.

Sep 09, 2014, 18:30 PM IST

Thai junta`s gag on media raises alarm, criticism

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.

Jul 19, 2014, 23:26 PM IST