Thailand

Thailand to re-launch women-only train carriages after horrific rape-murder

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 5:31PM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s railway authority is planning to re-launch women-only carriages after a 13-year-old girl was raped and killed in her berth on an overnight train.

Bomb kills 2, hurts 8 in Thailand’s Deep South

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 10:55AM UTC Bomb kills 2, hurts 8 in Thailand’s Deep South

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Police say two people were killed and eight other civilians wounded by a vehicle bomb in Thailand’s violence-plagued south. Police Col. Chamlong Suwalak says that suspected Islamic insurgents detonated an improvised explosive device hidden in a pickup truck that was parked near a cockfighting ground

Thai junta defends unlimited powers under interim constitution

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:51PM UTC Thai junta defends unlimited powers under interim constitution

BANGKOK (AP) — A new temporary constitution gives Thailand’s military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned 2015 election, and a senior army official says the junta leader could serve as interim premier. Thailand adopted the charter following the May 22 coup to allow an interim legislature and

A first look at Thailand’s new interim constitution

By Wed, Jul 23, 2014 8:30AM UTC Thai junta leader and army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha (left) receives the royally-endorsed interim constitution from HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Tuesday evening. (Pic: Khaosod English/Facebook)

Two months after Thailand’s military has staged a coup on May 22, 2014, the country has now adopted a new interim constitution. Army chief and junta leader General Prayuth Chan-Ocha was granted an audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Tuesday in order to seek His Majesty’s endorsement of the country’s 19th constitution.

Thailand’s junta adopts interim constitution

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:57PM UTC A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has adopted a temporary constitution as the country makes its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule. The 48-article charter was announced Tuesday night after its posting on the website of the Royal Gazette, where new laws must

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