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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 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.

RPT-INSIGHT-Thai exiles in fear after murders and disappearances

27 May 2019

BANGKOK, May 24 When members of the exiled Thai protest band Faiyen learned that the concrete-stuffed bodies of two Thai activists who had disappeared from Laos had been found in the Mekong River, they grew worried about their own fates.

Thai exiles in fear after murders and disappearances

24 May 2019

BANGKOK When members of the exiled Thai protest band Faiyen learned that the concrete-stuffed bodies of two Thai activists who had disappeared from Laos had been found in the Mekong River, they grew worried about their own fates.

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