Mar 29, 2016

Thailand's proposed new constitution unveiled to the public

Thailand’s proposed new constitution was unveiled to the public on Tuesday amid criticism the charter is undemocratic and gives too much power to the military that staged a coup two years ago. The military government, which had banned criticism of the proposed constitution prior ...

Thaksin advises red shirt opposition to 'play dead' — for now

Sep 21, 2015

Thaksin advises red shirt opposition to 'play dead' — for now

From self-imposed exile, the influential leader of Thailand’s rural red shirt opposition movement has delivered a simple message to followers chafing at the military junta’s iron rule: lay low for now, don’t panic, “play dead.” Billionaire former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, longtime political leader ...

Jun 28, 2014

Thai military junta sets 2015 poll date

Thailand’s military junta will install an interim constitution next month, and elections will be held around October 2015, its leader announced Friday. Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a coup last month, said the temporary constitution will allow an interim legislature ...