Thailand's junta chief Friday vowed to shut down critical media outlets as he faced a growing international backlash against his decision to replace martial law with new powers retaining his absolute authority.
The Thai junta's decision to lift martial law was denounced by critics Thursday as cosmetic, with Washington and the United Nations warning that replacement security measures would not loosen the military's grip on power.
Rights groups Wednesday lambasted a Thai military court which jailed a businessman for 25 years for making allegedly defamatory Facebook posts about the monarchy, one of the toughest known sentences for lese majeste.
Thail and's junta chief said on Tuesday he would lift martial law but only after replacing it with a new order retaining sweeping powers for the military.
Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched -- or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler.
Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.
Thailand's junta chief warned detractors Wednesday that he would hold onto power indefinitely if they continued to oppose his plans for the kingdom in a heated press briefing ahead of an overseas trip.
The Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce has revealed that the burning of corn plantations to clear the fields, covering 8,000 square kilometers in the north of Thailand, is the main cause of the severe haze problem facing the region every year.
An elderly Thai man was jailed by a military court Friday for scrawling graffiti in a shopping mall toilet critical of the country's junta leaders and its revered king.1 Comment
Thailand's former premier Yingluck Shinawatra was Thursday ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence over a bungled rice subsidy scheme, in a case that could see her jailed for up to a decade.
Thailand's anti-corruption body has recommended that 250 former lawmakers be impeached, in the latest move targeting supporters of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
The elderly parents of a former Thai princess were both jailed for two and a half years Wednesday after pleading guilty to defaming the monarchy, an institution protected by one of the world's toughest lese majeste laws.
It begins with moans, then screams and feverish dancing followed by mad dashes through a densely packed crowd.Thousands of Buddhist devotees gathered Saturday at Thailand's Wat Bang Phra temple for an annual festival celebrating traditional Sak Yant tattoos.
Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a U.N. official said Friday.