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Suspect packages sent to diplomatic missions in Australia

Suspicious packages were sent to more than a dozen foreign embassies and consulates in major Australian cities on Wednesday...

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N. Korea’s Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms

Kim Jong Un’s train left Beijing on Wednesday after the North Korean leader visited his key ally on a...

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French woman and Chinese tourists drown in Koh Samui and Phuket

The body of a French woman was found floating in the sea off Thong Gate beach in the popular...

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Australia considering Saudi teen’s asylum bid

The Australian government said it would “carefully consider” the asylum claim of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled alleged...

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Rice warehouses and rice surveyors next in line to face the axe over controversial rice pledging scheme

The Public Warehouse Organization (PWO) has submitted to the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) all the contracts related to...

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Security beef-up in Hat Yai following car bomb in nearby district

Security in the commercial district of Hat Yai, Songkhla, has been stepped up following a car bomb  in neighboring...

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Two Hungarians killed and a Japanese seriously injured in fatal collision in central Bangkok 

Two Hungarians were killed and a Japanese seriously injured in a road accident involving a passenger van and a...

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Thai rescue workers and fire trucks sent to help douse fire at a Cambodian office building near the Thai-Cambodian border

Fire trucks and rescue workers from Aranyaprathet border town were rushed into Cambodian town of Poipet on Monday night...

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Thai authorities will not deport Saudi teen who claims she is in danger

An 18-year-old Saudi girl who fled her family and barricaded herself inside a  hotel at  Suvarnabhumi airport to prevent...

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Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s King Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday, the palace said, after two years on the...

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Motorists told to switch to public transport to help ease air pollution

The Pollution Control Department has pleaded with motorists in Bangkok to switch to public transports to help reduce car...

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Thailand says Saudi woman in asylum case to be sent back

A Saudi woman being held at Bangkok airport will be sent back Monday, Thai authorities said, after she made...

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Sea water sweeps ashore in Pak Panang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat as tropical storm Pa Buk makes a landfall

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News in brief 

Friday January 4, 2019 11.32 am : Thai PBS team reports from Krung Chin in Nop Pitum district, Nakhon...

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13 students and 4 teachers saved by firemen from burning school building

Thirteen students and four teachers of the famous Dhepsirin high school in Bangkok were trapped in a burning building...

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Weather bureau confirms Pa Buk to hit Nakhon Si Thammarat tonight

The Meteorological Department issued an announcement this morning confirming that tropical storm Pa Buk packed with 75 kph wind...

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US team to visit China for trade talks Jan 7-8: Beijing

A US government delegation will visit China Monday and Tuesday for the first face-to-face talks since US President Donald...

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Nakhon Si Thammarat starts mass evacuation of people in six coastal districts

Mass evacuation has been ordered for people living in six coastal districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat where powerful tropical...

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Uncertainties shroud election date 

The possibility of the scheduled February 24 election being postponed by one month is looming after the government insists...

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Major tropical storm to revisit Ban Laem Taloompook after 57 years

Fifty-seven years after the deadly tropical storm Harriot struck Ban Laem Taloompook in Pak Phanang district of Nakhon Si...

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Suthep’s long and winding road

The Thai politics nowadays may be crawling with estranged allies. Sudarat Keyuraphan is said to have upset many in...

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Surin Pitsuwan Foundation to promote education, diplomacy and human security

The eldest son of Surin Pitsuwan is setting up a foundation named after the late former ASEAN secretary general...

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Thai Raksa Chart party unveils economic policies

Thai Raksa Chart, a party recently formed to capitalize on young voters, has unveiled its four economic policies that...

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Can Abhisit find tightrope to walk?

What Abhisit Vejjajiva said just before the year-end and mercurial Chuwit Kamolvisit’s response to it might combine to give...

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PTT  evacuating some staff from offshore oil rigs ahead of arrival of tropical storm Pa Buk

PTT Exploration and Production Company has started evacuating some of its staff working on the oil rigs in the...

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Coronation ceremony to be held during May 4-6

The coronation ceremony for His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is set to be held during May 4-6, the Royal...

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Supreme Court president promises no delayed justice

The Supreme Court president has promised that all cases referred to the Supreme Court will be wrapped up and...

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Road death toll for four days climbs to 236

Another 51 people died in road accidents on Sunday, bringing the death toll for four days of the New...

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Tight security in Hat Yai ahead of New Year’s countdown 

Top-level security has been imposed in the southern commercial district of Hat Yai ahead of the New Year’s countdown...

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Kanchanaburi jolted by 4.9 magnitude quake Sunday night

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake jolted the western province of Kanchanaburi on Sunday night, but no casualties or damages were...

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HM the King issues New Year’s greeting card to express well wishes to Thais

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has issued a New Year’s greeting card expressing his well wishes to the Thai...

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Poll shows people happy with government’s performance, in favour of Prayut’s return as PM

Thirty-nine percent of more than 2,000 respondents in the latest opinion poll are satisfied with the performance of the...

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Gen Prem advises PM Prayut to treat critics as friends

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha led members of his Cabinet and military top brass for a ritual New Year’s...

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Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly tsunami volcano

Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger alert level for an erupting volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the...

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Security alert in Songkhla after three more bombs found 

A security red alert was declared today in the southern province of Songkhla,  especially in Hat Yai commercial district...

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Gen Prawit cleared of wrongdoings over the expensive wristwatch controversy

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has been cleared of any wrongdoings after the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) ruled today...

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EC sets campaign spending limits for parties and candidates

The Election Commission has finally decided to set the limits of campaign spending for political parties and individual candidates...

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NACC postpones decision on Gen Prawit’s wristwatch controversy until Thursday

National Anti-Corruption Commission secretary-general Worawit Sookboon was on Wednesday evening booed by a large group of reporters who were...

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Cabinet approves same-sex cohabitation bill

In a landmark decision, the cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill that seeks to legalize the cohabitation of intersex...

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Indonesian rescuers struggle against heavy rain to reach tsunami-hit villages

SUMUR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian rescue teams on Wednesday struggled to reach remote areas on the western coast of...

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More loans planned for One Million Housing Units project

The Finance Ministry has ordered the Government Housing Bank to increase the limit of housing loans initially set at...

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NLA passes marijuana legalization bill

The National Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed into law a bill that seeks to legalize the possession and use...

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Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll tops 400

LABUAN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the...

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Motorists involved in road accidents during New Year will undergo blood tests for alcohol

All motorists and motorcyclists involved in road accidents during the New Year’s festival from December 27 to January 2...

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Missing Myanmar boy found dead in sugarcane plantation

The two-year-old Myanmar boy whose disappearance in a sugar cane plantation in the central province of Suphan Buri on...

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25 parties sign MoU pledging free and fair election

Twenty-five political parties, including the Democrat and Pheu Thai, signed a memorandum of understanding today, pledging to strictly follow...

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BMA and TAT deny participating in Palang Pracharat’s fund-raising 

A fallout from the pro-government Palang Pracharat’s fund-raising banquet on Wednesday night has caused uneasiness for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration...

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EC to look into Palang Pracharat’s controversial fund-raising 

The Election Commission has promised to look into the pro-junta Palang Pracharat’s much-celebrated fund raising on Wednesday night to...

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Crucial skills for the future

Data science, analytical and critical thinking skills and working in teams; why these skills play pivotal roles in working...

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Business operators’ confidence index for November highest in 66 months

Business operators’ confidence index for the month of November peaked to 93.9 points from 92.6 points in October, representing...

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AOT board gives go-ahead for second passenger’s terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport

The board of directors of Airports of Thailand (AOT) has given the greenlight for the construction of the second...

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Palang Pracharat raises 650 million baht in fund-raising banquet

The pro-military Palang Pracharat party has raised an estimated 650 million baht – 50 million baht more than initial...

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HM the Queen in hospital for physical checkup

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit was admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital on Wednesday for general physical checkup, the Bureau of the...

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EC welcomes international observers to monitor election

The Election Commission has made clear it does not object to having international observers monitor the forthcoming election on...

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Elon Musk bores tunnel to revolutionize city driving

Elon Musk on Tuesday took a break from futuristic electric cars and private space travel to unveil a low-cost...

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Central bank ups policy rate to 1.75 — first time in 7 years

For the first time in seven years, the Bank of Thailand on Wednesday increased its policy rate by 25...

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Palang Pracharat party expects to raise 600 million baht from fund-raising dinner

The pro-military Palang Pracharat party is expected to raise about 600 million baht from a grand fund-raising dinner called...

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Chula hospital announces first case of baby born to assisted reproductive parent

Chulalongkorn hospital on Tuesday announced the country’s first case of a baby born to a parent through artificial insemination....

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Japan to have first aircraft carriers since end of WWII

Japan on Tuesday approved plans to convert two ships into aircraft carriers –the nation’s first since World War II...

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Thai Rath to downsize through voluntary early retirement 

In another sign of worsening troubles for the media industry, mass-circulation Thai Rath newspaper is joining its media colleagues...

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Prayut says EC will decide whether to allow foreign observers to monitor election

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made clear today that the Election Commission will be the sole authority to decide whether...

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EC sets limits on election spending for  and parties

The Election Commission has agreed to set a limit of individual election spending of candidates at two million baht...

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Un Ai Rak “Love and Warmth at the Winter’s End”, The Bangkok Winter Festival

HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn has graciously granted his permission for the organising of Bangkok Winter Festival as “Un Ai...

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Anti-graft groups want political parties to commit to fight against corruption

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has joined forces with the Foundation for Thai People, the Thai Chamber of...

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Ex-DSI chief Tarit given 1-year jail term by Supreme Court for defaming Suthep

Former Department of Special Investigation chief Tarit Pengdit was today sentenced to one-year imprisonment by the Supreme Court for...

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“Unlocked” parliamentary politics probably as good as it gets

The lifting of political restrictions will kick-start a semblance of conventional election campaigns as Thais know them. The greater...

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“Unlocked” parliamentary politics probably as good as it gets

The lifting of political restrictions will kick-start a semblance of conventional election campaigns as Thais know them. The greater...

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NLA passes labour bill aimed to increase severance pay and maternity leave

The National Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed amendments to the Labour Protection Act which will essentially increase severance pay...

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How to prepare students for this disruptive era

How to prepare students for this disruptive era by Dame Minouche Shafik, LSE Director

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PM warned to not engage in political campaigning

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been warned not to engage in election campaigning even if he is nominated as...

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Tham Luang cave rescuers named Time’s heroes of the year 2018

Rescue volunteers involved in the dramatic and complex rescue operation to extract 12 boys and their football coach trapped...

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“Thumbs up” pics for Myanmar Reuters reporters as they mark year in jail

Messages of solidarity poured in Wednesday from around the world on the one-year anniversary of the arrest of two...

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Vegetables and fruits in student lunches heavily contaminated with toxic chemicals   

Vegetables and fruits found in lunches for students under the government-sponsored lunch programme are almost 100 percent contaminated with...

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PM Prayut ends assets declaration row with executive order

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday issued an executive order exempting members of university council and board members of...

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Bahraini footballer detained 60 days awaiting extradition to Bahrain  

The Criminal Court today ordered a former Bahraini national footballer detained for 60 days pending an extradition process after...

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PM says he won’t invoke special power to solve poll ballot controversy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted today that he has nothing to do with the controversial new ballot design of...

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Gen Prayut lifts ban on political activities, election campaign to begin

After a long wait, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) finally lifted the ban on political activities...

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HM King leads tens of thousands in “Un Ai Rak Bike Ride”

HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn leads the “Un Ai Rak Bike Ride” through the capital on Sunday. Thousands of cyclists...

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His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is leading “Bike Un Ai Rak”, the 39-km bike ride, from the starting point...

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EC warned new ballots could lead to possibility of election being nullified

As resentments among political parties and politicians grow against the new poll ballot design, a former election commissioner has...

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Agoda lists Bangkok as most-visited Asian city for tourists in Asia

Bangkok tops the list of most-visited tourist destination among Asian cities for 2018, according to Agoda, the fastest-growing online...

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Protesters stand close to a fire near the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris on Saturday during a protest of...

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Police clash with ‘yellow vest’ protesters in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in central Paris on Saturday during the latest...

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Pheu Thai party cries foul over reported omission of party logos from poll ballots

The Pheu Thai party has cried foul over what its spokesman described as an “election tragedy” a proposal reportedly...

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Thais nation-wide ready for the biggest bicycle ride of the year

Altogether 25 roads in Bangkok will be closed as of noon on Sunday until 8 pm to facilitate the...

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Gen Prawit’s expensive wristwatch probe to be wrapped up this month

Investigation into the scandal surrounding luxurious wristwatches worn by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan is expected to be wrapped...

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Thailand’s new 1,000-baht banknote wins international award

The first issue of 1,000 baht banknotes of the reign of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has won The...

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It’s official: Election will take place on February 24

It has been officially confirmed that the much-awaited election will take place on February 24, 2019 with advance voting...

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Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim promised a more active contribution from Malaysia to help Thailand find a peaceful solution to the conflicts in the South

Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim promised a more active contribution from Malaysia to help Thailand find a...

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Leicester City owner helicopter crash due to failure of rotor pedals – probe

LONDON (AFP) – Disconnected cockpit pedals caused the helicopter crash that killed the Thai billionaire owner of Leicester City...

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Top Huawei executive arrested on US request, clouding China trade truce

VANCOUVER/BEIJING (Reuters) – The daughter of Huawei’s founder, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in...

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Prayut chides political parties for boycotting meeting with NCPO

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, visibly infuriated by major political parties’ boycott of a meeting with him and the National...

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Anti-graft agency is pondering new wealth declaration announcement

The National Anti-Corruption Commission is considering amending its controversial assets declaration announcement so that officials holding some positions would...

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Prayut and Palang Pracharat: A marriage waiting to happen

Strategically speaking, there’s a huge difference between Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha being in the Palang Pracharat Party’s list of...

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Prayut and Palang Pracharat: A marriage waiting to happen

Strategically speaking, there’s a huge difference between Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha being in the Palang Pracharat Party’s list of...

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Did the Malaysian military ever have the idea of taking a leaf from the book of Thai military and intervene to end the political monopoly of the UMNO-led government of scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak? Former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim didn’t think so

Did the Malaysian military ever have the idea of taking a leaf from the book of Thai military and...

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Joining Palang Pracharat is under consideration: PM Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha admitted today that the pro-military Palang Pracharat Party would be a choice if he is...

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Abhisit rules out joining pro-military party in forming government if it continues with current economic policies

Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has ruled out the prospect of his party joining the pro-military Palang Pracharat party...

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