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    Abhisit OK working with military

    News, Dave Kendall, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says he wants "a mandate from the ballot box straight away" to become Thailand's next prime minister, that he would join a no-confidence motion against a future Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha if there were "good reasons" and categorically rules out supporting any future coups -- although he's open to working with pro-military Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) "if the government is not corrupt and will not carry on with non-democratic processes".

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    Envoy queries Korea award for Jatupat

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 10/05/2017

    » The Thai ambassador to Seoul has written to a human rights award committee in South Korea asking it to reconsider honouring jailed activist Jatupat Boonpattararaksa this month, who stands accused of breaking lese majeste and other laws.

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    BBC vows to 'suit Thai laws, culture'

    News, Published on 07/04/2017

    » The BBC is ready to move forward as a digital news content provider in Thailand and it is also ready to adjust its work culture to suit Thai laws and audiences, a BBC World Service executive says.

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    Prayut fires warning shot

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 11/12/2016

    » What a huge surprise it wasn't that authorities went for the jugular of the BBC when perusing foreign news coverage of succession to the throne.

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    Lawyers seek bail for Jatupat

    News, Published on 14/01/2017

    » Lese majeste suspect Jatupat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpattararaksa's team of lawyers yesterday again sought bail for him after his earlier requests were rejected by a court.

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    Prawit threatens BBC Thai with lawsuit

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 07/12/2016

    » Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has vowed to take legal action against the BBC Thai website for a controversial online profile regarding the new King.

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    Photojournalist in the eye of the storm no more

    News, Nanchanok Wongsamuth, Published on 09/10/2016

    » The horrible traffic jams, the disgusting air and the "sh*tty" place at Khao San Road were the reasons that German photojournalist Nick Nostitz hated Bangkok when he first arrived in 1989. Arriving as a backpacker carrying a surfboard, the 21-year-old wrote in his diary that "I will never come back to this awful place".

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    Regime clamps down on foreign journos

    News, Published on 04/02/2016

    » Concerned over its international image, the ruling junta has tightened its rules on foreign media working in Thailand, prompting the denial of work permits for some foreign journalists.

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    Lesotho PM confirms 'coup'

    Published on 30/08/2014

    » Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane confirmed on Saturday that the military had seized power in a coup and that he had fled to neighbouring South Africa in fear of his life.

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