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Thailand lifts martial law 10 months after coup

By Thu, Apr 02, 2015 12:07AM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's king has approved a request from the country's junta to lift martial law....

Thailand: Businessman jailed for 25 years for defaming monarchy

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015 9:45AM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — A lawyer says a Thai military court has sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison on charges of defaming the country's monarchy, believed to be the longest sentence handed down in recent years for the crime of lese majeste....

Assuming absolute control: Thai military junta revokes martial law, but…

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015 7:04AM UTC 0 Comment

The good news: the Thai military junta may soon lift martial law, which has been in place for nearly a year. The bad news: it will be replaced by something worse that could give junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha much more power....

Thai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015 9:36AM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's transport minister says the country's junta leader may exercise extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions....

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....