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Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fishing industry

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 2:48PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Bangkok Post newspaper is reporting that the country's junta leader vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets....

US ‘troubled’ by Thai junta leader’s threat to execute journalists

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:20AM UTC 0 Comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says it hopes that Thailand's leader, who took power in a military coup last year, wasn't serious when he made a threat to execute journalists....

No laughing matter: Thai junta leader’s renewed threat to media

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:15AM UTC 0 Comment

THE allegations against the four men are severe: they are accused of being in connection to an alleged ”terrorism network” plotting to launch bomb attacks in Bangkok. A blast on March 7 at the Criminal Court (where no one was injured) is being pinned on them. They were held in military barracks for almost a week without charges, in accordance with martial law that is still in force since the military coup almost a year ago....

Thai junta leader says future coups possible ‘if something cannot be solved’

By Tue, Feb 10, 2015 6:37PM UTC Comments Off

TOKYO (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has told a Japanese newspaper that the military will return to the barracks once a civilian government is chosen, but he stopped short of ruling out another coup "if something cannot be solved" by the new government....

Tongue-Thai’ed! – Tough week for Prayuth ends in another tirade

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 7:30AM UTC Comments Off

This is part XXIX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been quite an eventful week in Thailand and a challenging one for the military government. Not only did it feel the need to...