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AseanPlus News 04 Jun 2015 | 9:45 PM

Thai junta orders cancellation of human rights event

BANGKOK, June 4, 2015 (AFP) - Thailand’s military rulers Thursday banned a panel discussion exploring rights abuses alleged to have taken place during the junta’s one-year rule.

AseanPlus News 28 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

Thai junta under fire from allies over Yingluck escape

Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand's junta has come under fire from conservative allies following ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra's escape overseas, with many questioning how the military could have let her flee given she was heavily monitored.

Thailand 01 Apr 2016 | 9:55 AM

Ousted Thai PM calls on junta to explain election plans

BANGKOK: Ousted Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday urged the ruling military junta to state whether it will hold elections next year as planned if Thais vote down a new charter in a looming referendum.

AseanPlus News 23 Sep 2017 | 4:40 AM

Thai junta says police helped Yingluck escape

Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand's deputy junta leader has accused three police officers of helping sneak ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of the country last month, a vanishing act that stunned the kingdom.

AseanPlus News 29 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thai junta to lift travel ban on politicians and activists

BANGKOK: The junta is set to lift an order that prohibits a select group of politicians and activists from leaving the country in order to help improve the political situation.

AseanPlus News 12 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Thai junta pulls a ‘Yingluck’

BANGKOK: Thailand’s junta chief has ordered eight ministries to buy rubber to help struggling farmers, reneging on a vow to end the country’s long history of costly agricultural subsidies.

Thailand 06 Jun 2014 | 10:59 AM

Thailand's junta detains anti-coup leader

Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand's junta said Friday that it had captured a fugitive anti-coup leader facing possible imprisonment, as the ruling generals seek to stamp out any criticism of their seizure of power.

China 25 Apr 2017 | 6:00 AM

Thai junta defends ‘cheap’ $393 mil Chinese sub purchase

BANGKOK: The Thai junta on Tuesday defended $393 million earmarked for a Chinese submarine, batting back criticism of the secrecy of the deal, its cost and the questionable utility of the warship.

Thailand 05 Apr 2016 | 8:14 AM

Rights groups condemn junta police powers for Thai soldiers

BANGKOK: An order by Thailand’s junta giving sweeping police powers to soldiers is part of the “steady erosion of human rights protections”, campaigners said Tuesday, calling for the law to be rescinded.

AseanPlus News 02 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Ousted Thai PM asks junta to explain polls plan

BANGKOK: Ousted Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra urged the ruling military junta to state whether it will hold elections next year as planned if Thais vote down a new charter in a looming referendum.