Jul 18, 2014

Criminal charge recommended against Yingluck

An anti-corruption body on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Thailand’s ousted prime minister over her government’s rice subsidy program, which cost the country billions of dollars. National Anti-Corruption Commissioner Vicha Mahakun said the commission voted unanimously that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra committed dereliction ...

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 ...

'Hunger Games' salute banned by Thai military

Jun 4, 2014

'Hunger Games' salute banned by Thai military

The three-finger salute of resistance from Hollywood movie “The Hunger Games” is being used as a real symbol of defiance in Thailand. Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion — and they are being threatened with ...

Thai junta drafts emergency economic measures

Jun 2, 2014

Thai junta drafts emergency economic measures

The military junta running Thailand has drawn up a list of emergency measures such as price caps on fuel and loan guarantees for small firms to kick-start an economy threatened by recession after months of political turmoil. The plans, outlined by Air Chief Marshal ...

Thai junta muting critics with bond of silence

May 29, 2014

Thai junta muting critics with bond of silence

Thailand’s ruling junta has found a new way of controlling its opponents and forcing them into silence: releasing them from custody only on condition they promise not to do anything “provocative.” Those who do face two years in jail. The restrictions were confirmed Wednesday ...

Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

May 26, 2014

Thai ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra freed

An aide to former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she has been released from military custody. The aide said Yingluck was freed Monday and has returned to her home. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Yingluck had ...