Thai junta chief and Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has said the coup staged by the army was aimed at saving democracy and made it clear that he will not lift the martial law as it could lead to political turmoil.
A Thai court Wednesday sentenced the leader of the opposition Red Shirt movement to two years in prison for defaming a former premier, a move analysts said was the latest attack against critics of the military regime.
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.
US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel has urged the Thai government to end martial law that was decreed two days before the military coup in May, media reported Tuesday.
Extradited Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the then Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination case, was on Monday remanded to judicial custody till February 9 in an attempt to murder case registered against him in 1991.
Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra`s Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a party heavyweight said they could survive without the powerful family.
The political future of embattled former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra will be determined Friday when the junta-appointed parliament votes on whether to impeach her, in a move that could reignite the country`s bitter divisions.
A baby at the centre of a Thai surrogacy scandal has been granted Australian citizenship, authorities said Tuesday, after his birth mother said he was abandoned by a Perth couple who went home with his healthy twin sister.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had not ordered his military-dominated legislature to vote against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra when her impeachment hearing concludes this week.
Authorities in Thailand Friday issued orders for the extradition of Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassination case. Tara will appear before court today.
Authorities in Thailand Friday issued orders for the extradition of Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassination case. Under the custody of Punjab Police, Tara is now being extradited from Thailand.
Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear at her second impeachment hearing on Friday, sending ministers involved in a controversial rice subsidy programme to answer questions from parliamentarians critical of her absence.
Thailand`s Constitution will include the term "third gender" for the first time, a member of a panel drafting a new charter said on Thursday, in a move to empower transgender and gay communities and ensure them fairer legal treatment.
The surrogate mothers of nine babies fathered by a Japanese man and taken into care by Thai authorities last year have launched legal proceedings to regain custody of the infants, an official said on Wednesday.
Impeachment proceedings against Thailand's first woman premier on Friday began with Yingluck Shinawatra's impassioned defence of her loss-making rice subsidy scheme before a military-backed legislature, a move seen as a bid to keep her powerful family out of politics.
Thailand's military-appointed legislature began impeachment hearings on Friday against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a move analysts say is aimed at ensuring the ousted leader stays out of politics for the foreseeable future.
Thailand`s legislature will start impeachment hearings this week against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces a lengthy political ban that could test a delicate calm established after a military coup last year.
Assuring that the Indian government will bring back the assassin of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh from Thailand, Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday issued a statement that those committing crimes in India will not be spared, regardless of where they stay.