Thailand coup: Ex-lawmakers launch first official opposition group

24 June 2014

BANGKOK: The former president of the toppled Thai ruling party on Tuesday launched the first official opposition group to the nation's coup-making junta, bidding to draw together dissidents within the country and outside its borders.

Thailand coup: Malaysians advised to avoid going to protest sites

18 June 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday advised Malaysians in Thailand to avoid going to locations of protest gatherings and to look after their security at all times.

Thailand coup: Interim government to be set up in August, says junta leader

13 June 2014

BANGKOK: The head of the junta that seized power in Thailand last month said on Friday that an interim government would be set up by August, the first time he has given a clear date on delegating any sort of power in the country.

Thailand coup: Junta instructs for all World Cup matches to be screened on free-to-air TV

12 June 2014

BANGKOK: In a bid to live up to its motto of "Bringing happiness back to Thai people", the junta on Wednesday managed to pull off a deal for the live telecast of all World Cup 2014 matches on free TV, which will bring joy to 22 million households.

Investment requests to Thailand tumble this year

10 June 2014

BANGKOK: The value of applications to invest in Thailand fell 42 percent in January-May, including a 10% drop in foreign bids from a year earlier, the Board of Investment (BOI) said on Tuesday, when the country suffered political unrest and a military coup.

Thailand coup: Police arrest anti-coup protesters at flashmob rally

8 June 2014

BANGKOK: Thai police arrested seven anti-coup protesters after a flashmob rally held Sunday outside a Bangkok shopping centre in defiance of thousands of security forces deployed city-wide to enforce a ban on political gatherings.

Thailand coup: Soldiers, police deployed across Bangkok fearing anti-coup protests

8 June 2014

BANGKOK: Thousands of soldiers and police were deployed across Bangkok Sunday, an official said, as anti-coup protesters vowed to stage flashmob rallies in several locations in defiance of an army edict banning political assemblies.

Thailand coup: Army chief meets Chinese business delegation

7 June 2014

BANGKOK: Military chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday called on Chinese businessmen to help create a good understanding of the situation in post-coup Thailand in order to retain investments and tourists from China.

Thailand coup: Military relaxes curfew for full moon party

7 June 2014

BANGKOK: Ravers will be able to dance until dawn at Thailand's notorious full moon party on Phangan island as usual after the junta granted a curfew exemption, tourism authorities said.

Thailand coup: The three fingers - anti-coup, pro-coup or Hunger Games?

4 June 2014

BANGKOK: Supporters of Thailand's military junta are trying to hijack a gesture used by demonstrators opposed to last month's coup, saying the three-fingered salute signifies the ills of the deposed government, and not resistance to the takeover.

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