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Thailand’s main opposition party Pheu Thai has formed a political alliance what it called "democratic front" with...
Thailand lifts political campaign ban and sets election date for February 24

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Thailand's military government has said political parties are free to start campaigning ahead of a long-awaited election scheduled for 24 February, 2019. The announcement...
Thailand: Countdown to 2019 election begins

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Thailand's military government on September 12 enacted two new laws that set in motion a countdown leading to elections to be held between February...
Thai junta hikes security and defense budget by 20% to $10 billion

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The Thai junta unveiled a new $10-billion defense and security budget for the 2019 fiscal year on June 7 in what Prime Minister Prayut...
New Year message to Thais: No elections in 2017?

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Democratic elections initially planned for this year will not happen until at least mid-2018 because the necessary legislation has to be passed first, a...
After referendum, Thailand’s economic direction unclear

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Thailand's referendum on the country's new constitution on August 7 brought a flattering result for the ruling junta. The 'Yes' camp accounted for 61.4...
UK, Canada issue travel advice ahead of crucial Thai referendum

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The UK, through the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, issued a travel advice for Thailand ahead of a referendum planned for August 7 on...
Myanmar releases scores of political prisoners

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The new government in Myanmar freed more than 100 political prisoners under an amnesty ordered by the country's new de-facto leader Aung San Suu...
Thailand delays return to democracy

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Thailand's military-backed legislature, the "National Reform Council (NRC)", on September 6 rejected a widely unpopular draft of a new constitution. The country's return to...
Foreigners drop Thai stocks as patience over junta runs out

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Foreign investors are selling Thai stocks at the fastest pace this year as the nation’s military government struggles to deliver on pledges to revive...