By Grant Peck Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — The New York Times decried limits on media freedom in Thailand on Friday after its local printer refused to publish articles about the Southeast Asian country for a third time.The printer removed a column from the opinion page of Friday’s edition of the International New York Times […]
The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — The people of Thailand on Saturday marked the 88th birthday of their king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch – but with their once-vigorous leader in a hospital and unseen in public for three months, the celebrations were the most subdued in memory. However the Seattle Thai community posted billboards commemorating […]
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s 87-year-old king, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, left a Bangkok hospital he checked into last year and returned Sunday to his seaside palace south of the capital. King Bhumibol Adulyadej had been in a Bangkok hospital since last October, when he had his gallbladder removed. As the king left Siriraj Hospital with […]
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s 87-year-old king on Monday made a rare visit outside the hospital to observe development projects at his palace in Bangkok. King Bhumibol Adulyadej took a one-hour trip from the riverside hospital where he has spent most of his time in recent years to see a rice mill and a solar energy […]
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 Thanyarat Doksone Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s Senate has defeated an amnesty bill that could have led to the return from exile of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but opponents of the bill vowed to continue their protests against the government.
By Thanyarat Doksone The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of devoted Thais feted their 84-year-old monarch Friday on his first trip outside the capital in almost three years, a period marked by his ailing health and national political turmoil. The elaborate tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in the old capital of Ayutthaya […]
By Grant Peck The Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra celebrated Thailand’s most important holiday in neighboring Cambodia this weekend, telling thousands of fervent supporters who crossed the border to meet him that he intends to return home soon on his own terms.
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.
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s new prime minister faces the difficult task of unifying a country torn apart by months of violent anti-government protests — demonstrations that battered the key tourism industry just as the global economy was slipping into its worst crisis in decades.