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Stranded Rohingyas linked to human trafficking - Thai police

13 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Thai police said on Thursday there is enough evidence to press human trafficking charges against the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims that was shipwrecked this week on a southern Thai island.

Thailand manager apologises to fans after historic loss to U.S

12 Jun 2019

BANGKOK The general manager of Thailand's women national soccer team apologised to fans on Wednesday after the record 13-0 defeat by world champions the United States in the World Cup in France.

Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat

12 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Thai authorities have charged the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims with assisting illegal immigration after the group was found stranded on a southern Thai island, police said on Wednesday.

Thai coup leader completes transition to elected PM, cabinet unclear

11 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's king formally endorsed former army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as an elected prime minister on Tuesday, five years after he seized power in a military coup, though the makeup of his coalition government's cabinet is unclear.

Thai junta chief vows to 'do his best' as civilian PM

06 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha called on Thursday for national unity and thanked members of parliament after they voted him in as a civilian prime minister, five years after he seized power in a military coup.

How Thailand's coup leader kept power through election

05 Jun 2019

BANGKOK When Thailand's former army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, was confirmed as prime minister by parliament on Wednesday, he completed his transition from coup leader to head of a civilian government under a system that all but guaranteed his victory.

Parliament confirms Thai coup leader Prayuth as prime minister

05 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's new parliament confirmed military junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as civilian prime minister on Wednesday, five years after he seized power from an elected government while he was army chief.

Thai PM vote pits junta leader against rising opposition star

04 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's parliamentary vote for prime minister on Wednesday will be a contest between the leader of a 2014 military coup and a rising opposition star facing two criminal charges he says stem from his stand against the junta.

Thai opposition says 'not too late' as pro-junta talks stall after election

29 May 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's main opposition Pheu Thai party on Wednesday urged other parties that contested a March election to reject a coalition offer by a pro-army party seeking to keep the ruling junta chief as prime minister.

Thailand's pro-army party seeks allies to cement power

28 May 2019

BANGKOK Two Thai political parties have been invited to join a new government led by military junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister, a pro-army party said on Monday, more than two months after a disputed election.

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