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.
Gunmen killed one person and wounded four others in an attack Tuesday on anti-government protesters, in the latest violence in Thailand's long political crisis, authorities said.
Thais voted Sunday to elect the upper house of parliament in a poll that could hold the key to the fate of the prime minister, who faces possible impeachment for negligence after months of street protests.
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the streets of the Thai capital Saturday, reviving their whistle-blowing, traffic-blocking campaign to force the resignation of the country's prime minister.
Hundreds of dog skins have been found dumped in an area of northeastern Thailand notorious for exporting canine parts as a delicacy or for use as a leather substitute — including for golf gloves — police said Wednesday.
At least 30 people died and more than 20 were injured when a bus careered off a hillside road and into a ravine in northern Thailand, authorities said Tuesday, updating the official toll.
Thailand's general election held last month was declared invalid Friday after disruption by opposition protesters, setting the scene for possible talks between warring political parties about new polls to end the deadlock.