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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.

The fogged-out democracy

CHIANG MAI is swathed in smog. It’s opaque, oppressive and disconcerting.

Thai activists protest against commission after chaotic poll

BANGKOK (Reuters) - More than 100 opposition activists protested in central Bangkok on Sunday, accusing the election commission of delaying and manipulating the results of the first polls since a 2014 coup.

Thai king revokes royal decorations of ousted ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has revoked royal decorations that had been awarded to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a document published on Saturday in the royal gazette showed.

Party places coronation first before forming govt

BANGKOK: Talks to form Thailand’s next government will have to wait until after the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in May, a party linked to the ruling military junta said, as the ballot count from last Sunday’s election remained inconclusive.

Pro-army party prioritises Thai king's coronation over forming government

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Talks to form Thailand's next government will have to wait until after the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in May, a party linked to the ruling military junta said, as the outcome of last Sunday's election remained inconclusive.

Thailand's opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's opposition "democratic front" of seven parties on Wednesday said it had won a majority in the lower house of parliament after a messy election, and had the right to try to form a government after five years of military rule.

Group: Thai polls ‘heavily tilted’

BANGKOK: The run-up to Thai­land’s weekend vote was “heavily tilted” to benefit a party close to the ruling military junta, an Asian election monitor said, criticising a messy ballot-counting process that created mistrust.

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