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Royalists Find Future Forward’s Lack of Coronation Pic Disturbing

BANGKOK — Ultra-royalists accused a progressive party on Wednesday of disrespecting the monarchy because it did not change its Facebook cover photo to mark His Majesty the King’s coronation.

Rejecting Vigilantism, Regime Ramps Up 112 Crackdown

BANGKOK — The military government has responded to episodes of retribution and mob violence by walking a fine line between condemning both those who speak ill of the monarchy and take justice into their own hands.
Photo: Anastasia Vashukevich / Instagram

Russians Offering US Election Secrets For American Protection Moved to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Ten foreign nationals facing deportation for allegedly offering a paid “sex training” course in Pattaya have had their visas formally revoked and are being held Thursday at Bangkok’s Immigration Detention Center.
Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit embraces his supporter during his visit to Wongwian Yai Market on Jan. 19, 2020.

Future Forward Leaders Brace For Judgement Day

BANGKOK — Future Forward Party on Monday urged its supporters to stand in solidarity with the party as the is due to decide on its fate tomorrow.
Pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer Arnon Nampha, center, and student leaders walk to a police station in anticipation of arrest after a protest rally at Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Aug, 16, 2020. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP

No Arrest at Sunday’s Protest Despite 12 Warrants

BANGKOK — Sunday’s rally against the government took an unexpected finale when the leaders challenged police officers to arrest them, an offer the police refused.

New Constitution Submitted for Royal Endorsement

BANGKOK — Thailand’s new constitution has been or will be submitted to the palace for formal approval, an official announced Wednesday, despite the ongoing lack of a presiding monarch.

Thanat Khoman, Former Foreign Minister, 101

BANGKOK — Thanat Khoman, who as Thailand's foreign minister helped cement his country's close relations with the United States during the Vietnam War, has died at age 101, his family announced. His death was attributed to natural causes.

Thailand Observes Birthday of King Vajiralongkorn (Photos)

BANGKOK — Friday marks the 65th birthday of King Vajiralongkorn. State agencies around the country held events in honor of His Majesty the King.

Thailand to ‘Upgrade’ Munich Consulate

BANGKOK — Thailand’s diplomatic mission in Munich is slated for expansion, with a new Consulate-General to replace its honorary representative, a top foreign affairs official said Monday.

Activists Hope Constitutional Court Affirms Right to Campaign

BANGKOK — The leader of 100 academics and activists who petitioned the Constitutional Court over a law which criminalized campaigning in the run-up to the charter referendum gives even odds the court will roll it back when it rules on its constitutionality on Wednesday.

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