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Talks to keep Prayuth as PM

BANGKOK: Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-o-cha on as prime minister more than two months after a disputed election.

Thai parties meet to discuss deal to keep coup leader as PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Two Thai political parties were meeting leaders of a pro-army party on Monday to discuss a possible deal to keep military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha on as prime minister more than two months after a disputed election.

UNHCR urges governments not to send refugees, asylum seekers back into danger

PETALING JAYA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged governments not to send refugees or asylum-seekers back to situations where their lives can be in danger.

Prayut poised to stay on as Thai PM

BANGKOK: Thailand’s pro-army Palang Pracharat party is looking for coalition partners from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta leader Prayut Chan-ocha (pic), who led a 2014 coup, in office as prime minister.

After disputed election, Thailand expected to keep junta leader as PM

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's pro-army Palang Pracharat party was looking for coalition partners on Thursday from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a 2014 coup, in office as prime minister.

Press for more freedom

WORLD Press Freedom Day is celebrated annually on 3 May, and with this year’s theme “Media for Democracy” – it is time to reflect on the hopes and challenges faced by the press in our region and particularly in Malaysia Baharu, where the Pakatan Harapan government promised more transparency, accountability and the repeal of oppressive laws which have previously silenced the press and dissenting views.

'I shall reign with righteousness': Thailand crowns king in ornate ceremonies

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday completed Buddhist and Brahmin rituals to symbolically transform him into a living god as the Southeast Asian nation crowned its first monarch in nearly seven decades.

Thai king surprises with royal wedding ahead of coronation

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Just days before his official coronation, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday married the deputy head of his personal guard force and gave her the title Queen Suthida.

'The people's messengers' - Myanmar's satirical poets target censorship

YANGON (Reuters) - In a classroom on the outskirts of Myanmar's biggest city, a thin, bespectacled university student led about a dozen peers in boisterous chants of "Censorship is a shame!" and "We don’t believe in censorship!"

Manipulation suspicions mount in Thailand's post-coup election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's first general election since a 2014 army coup has been touted by the ruling military junta as a return to democratic rule, but two weeks after the vote, results are still unclear and allegations of manipulation are mounting.