Thailand's opposition leader Saturday refused to commit to elections mooted for July to end an ulcerous political crisis, instead calling for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign before new polls later in the year.
A Thai comedian and prominent “Red Shirt” political activist lost an appeal Thursday against a two-year prison term under the kingdom's strict royal defamation law.
Thailand's government and election authorities agreed Wednesday to hold a new general election on July 20 in an attempt to end the country's political stalemate.
Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is ready to hold talks with both Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra next week in a bid to end the prolonged political deadlock, as long as the meetings are broadcast live on television, party spokesperson Chavanond Intarakomalyasut said Saturday.
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday gave Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra more time to submit her defense against allegations of abuse of power which could see her removed from office.
Two journalists, including an Australian editor, were ordered Thursday to stand trial in Thailand on defamation charges linked to a Pulitzer Prize-winning article alleging Thai military involvement in people smuggling.
As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him.
Thai security forces shot dead seven suspected drug smugglers and seized hundreds of thousands of methamphetamine pills after a firefight in the Golden Triangle border region, an official said Saturday.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Thailand's beleaguered prime minister rallied Saturday on the outskirts of Bangkok, a move aimed at countering months of anti-government protests and a spate of legal challenges that could bring down Yingluck Shinawatra's administration.
Thailand's Constitutional Court agreed Wednesday to consider a petition to remove Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office for transferring a top security official — the latest in a volley of legal challenges by her opponents.