The no-confidence motion against the premier was rejected by 272 lawmakers, while 206 voted supported it.
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The fresh charges appear to be a tactical shift in a bid to silence the key leaders of the protests.
The economy is estimated to have contracted 6% in 2020, the biggest decline since the Asian financial crisis.
Thailand’s royal family has long been the biggest shareholder in two of the country’s most valuable companies as well as vast plots of land in central Bangkok.
Thailand’s Constitutional Court is set to decide on Wednesday whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha should be disqualified for breaking ethical rules, a move that would see him ousted even after he’s repeatedly rejected calls by pro-democracy groups to resign. The court will deliver its verdict ...
Even if Prayut Chan-ocha steps down, protesters say they aren’t going anywhere until the political system engineered by the royalist elite is also gone.
Demonstrators are questioning the king’s legal status in the European country and asking Germany to probe whether he has exercised royal authority during his time there.
Social media platforms have emerged as the backbone of the youth-led movement posing an unprecedented challenge to Thailand’s royal establishment.
In Thailand, crackdowns usually bring an end to street protests and life goes back to normal. But this time the Thai establishment has a bigger problem.
It’s long been the case in Thailand that every conversation about the monarchy requires an extra level of alertness. One must carefully note their surroundings, who could be trusted and who might potentially take offense. Words are chosen delicately, often using coded language, to establish ...