By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Testimony began July 14 in a criminal defamation lawsuit filed by Thailand’s navy against a small news website over a report it posted saying naval forces accepted money to assist or turn a blind eye to the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar by sea. The navy […]
By Thanyarat Doksone BANGKOK (AP) — A car bomb explosion that slightly injured seven people on the popular resort island of Samui in southern Thailand may be linked to the country’s political turmoil, a spokesman for the military government said Saturday. Initial reports indicated that the attack late Friday was carried out by the same […]
By Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – A court ousted Thailand’s prime minister on May 7 for abuse of power, accomplishing what anti-government demonstrators have sought to do for the past six months and further widening the country’s sharp political divide.
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders decided Sunday, Nov. 18 to ask China to start formal talks “as soon as possible” on crafting a legally binding accord aimed at preventing an outbreak of violence in disputed South China Sea territories, a top diplomat said.
By Todd Pitman The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military eased concerns of renewed turmoil last Monday by accepting the sweeping electoral win of toppled ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra’s party, while his sister vowed to reconcile the deeply divided nation as its first female prime minister. The election marked an extraordinary rebuke of the military-backed […]
BANGKOK (AP) — As many as 100,000 people demonstrated peacefully against Thailand’s government at a rally last Sunday, but the capital was being kept on edge by their threat to continue protesting until Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva calls for new elections.