Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US

30 January 2015, 8:12 am

BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible for talks army leaders like to refer to as "attitude adjustments."... Read More »

Thai officials prosecuted for human trafficking

30 January 2015, 5:31 am

BANGKOK, Thailand — More than a dozen Thai government officials – including senior policemen and a navy officer – are being prosecuted for human trafficking, junta officials said on Friday, January 30, as they vowed "zero tolerance" of the trade. Thailand has long been a regional hub for moder... Read More »

Thai 'confidence' in anti-trafficking record belied by statistics

30 January 2015, 4:52 am

By Andrew R.C. Marshall BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand identified fewer victims of human trafficking last year than in 2013 and convicted fewer perpetrators of the crime, according to a government report aimed at lifting the country from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders. The U.S. State D... Read More »

Thai junta blocks discussion of media censorship

29 January 2015, 9:55 am

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta has forced the cancellation of a prominent civic forum examining its repressive media policies since the military toppled an elected government last ...... Read More »

Thai junta orders German NGO to cancel press freedom briefing

29 January 2015, 12:20 am

BANGKOK, Thailand – A German rights group said Thursday, January 29, that it has been ordered by Thailand's junta to cancel a briefing on the health of the kingdom's media landscape, in a growing clampdown on freedom of expression. The ban came as two former ministers from the ousted ...... Read More »

Thailand accuses U.S. of meddling in its politics

28 January 2015, 12:22 pm

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand accused the United States on Wednesday of meddling in its political affairs, saying many Thais had been hurt by remarks of a visiting U.S. envoy who criticized actions by the ruling military junta. The long-time U.S. ally expressed its displeasure ... Read More »

Thailand warns U.S. to mind its own business over politics

28 January 2015, 10:43 am

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand warned the United States against meddling in its political affairs on Wednesday, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a visiting U.S. envoy who took a swipe ...... Read More »

Thailand summons US diplomat over critical remarks

28 January 2015, 2:19 am

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government summoned the U.S. charge d'affairs for talks on Wednesday after a top U.S. diplomat roiled the junta during a visit by calling for an end to martial law and saying the impeachment of a former prime minister could be politically motivated.... Read More »

Thailand warns US to mind its own business over politics

28 January 2015, 12:25 am

BANGKOK - Thailand warned the United States against meddling in its political affairs on Wednesday, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a visiting US envoy who took a swipe at the ruling military junta's undemocratic practices. Thailand, a long-time US ally, remains under martial l... Read More »

Thai ex-PM impeachment could appear ‘politically driven’ —US envoy

27 January 2015, 1:41 am

BANGKOK, Thailand - A top US diplomat Monday said Yingluck Shinawatra's impeachment could be perceived as "politically driven" after meeting the former premier in Bangkok as ...... Read More »

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