Critics and journalists raised concerns Saturday about the Thai military government's latest move to tighten its grip on the media by banning them from criticizing the junta's
Thailand's deposed former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday ruled out going into self-exile to avoid possible criminal charges, after the country's junta gave her permission to travel overseas.
An anti-corruption body has recommended criminal charges against an ousted Thai prime minister over her government's rice subsidy program.
Although tourism in Thailand was hit by political chaos and other woes in the first six months of the year, there are positive signs that business will return in the remaining months.
A Thai court Thursday 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.