Britain Thursday raised concerns after Thailand`s junta leader suggested tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, as DNA tests failed to yield a breakthrough in the hunt for the killers of two British holidaymakers.
Thai police on Wednesday identified a man caught on security camera as the "prime suspect" in the murder of two British tourists on a resort island, as detectives raised hopes that a post-mortem examination would yield valuable clues.
Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha today said his regime would use legal, psychological and technological measures to protect the monarchy against defamation in his first official policy speech as premier.
Thailand's new Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a military coup over three months ago, has said he wants to lift martial law in the country but the current situation does not permit it.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included.
Thailand will assemble a peace negotiating team by the end of the week to revive talks with Muslim separatists whose insurgency in the south of the country has cost thousands of lives in the past decade, the military junta said on Wednesday.