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Jiraporn Kuhakan

'The monarchy is god': A Thai royalist in a divided kingdom

12 Nov 2020

BANGKOK The words the Thai king spoke to Thitiwat Tanagaroon have been tattooed on his arm: "very brave, very good, thank you".

Thai king writes messages of love for nation amid protests

10 Nov 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn wrote messages of national unity and love on Tuesday during a visit to the northeast of the country two days after protesters sent him a letter demanding royal reforms that would curb his powers.

Thai protesters march to palace to demand royal reforms

09 Nov 2020

BANGKOK Despite a burst of water cannon and a police blockade, thousands of Thai protesters marched to the Grand Palace in Bangkok on Sunday to demand curbs to King Maha Vajiralongkorn's powers and the removal of the government.

Four Thai activists vow to continue protests after release

02 Nov 2020

BANGKOK Four Thai activists, including protest leader and rights lawyer Arnon Nampa, were freed early on Tuesday and promised to keep fighting to oust Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and for reforms to the monarchy.

Three Thai protest leaders re-arrested, one carried from van

30 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thai police carried one of the country's most high profile protest leaders apparently unconscious from a van on Friday, as he and two others were re-arrested just as they reached the limit for their detention.

Protesting Thai students boycott royal graduation day

30 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Some students sympathetic to Thai protesters boycotted graduation ceremonies led by King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday in a show of anger at the monarchy amid growing calls to reform it.

Three Thai protest leaders re-arrested, one carried from van

30 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thai police carried one of the country's most high profile protest leaders apparently unconscious from a van on Friday, as he and two others were re-arrested just as they reached the limit for their detention.

Thai zombie seller cashes in on threads of the dead

28 Oct 2020

PHETCHABUN, Thailand Thai online retailer Kanittha Thongnak has captured a market of thousands by dressing up as a zombie to sell the clothes of dead people in sales streamed live on social media. | Video

Thai king's praise for loyalist stirs passions amid protests

24 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn's praise for a "very brave" man who held up a royal portrait at an anti-establishment rally has won acclaim from monarchists but scorn from demonstrators in a nation convulsed by three months of protests.

Backpackers out, protesters in: Bangkok hostels offer secret refuge

24 Oct 2020

BANGKOK As thousands of Thai protesters try to keep up months of anti-establishment rallies, dozens of hostels across Bangkok have thrown open their doors to give weary demonstrators a refuge, sometimes for free.

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