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  • THAILAND

    Thai archbishop joins Catholic elite

    News, Published on 05/01/2015

    » The Archbishop of Bangkok was among 20 new cardinals named by Pope Francis yesterday to the elite group at the top of the Roman Catholic hierarchy.

  • THAILAND

    PM wants to ban word 'grassroots'

    News, Published on 27/08/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to use his special powers to prohibit people from using the word rakya (grassroots) to refer to the poor, because he believes the term creates class divisions in society.

  • THAILAND

    Keeping up with the cartels

    News, Wassayos Ngamkham, Published on 26/11/2018

    » A super-elite family background and close connections to the powers that be -- including Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon -- have not lessened the worth of the new chief of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB), Chinnaphat Sarasin.

  • THAILAND

    So who wields influence now?

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The passing of Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda is unlikely to diminish the political power wielded by the "three military brothers" led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to a military source.

  • THAILAND

    Thai archbishop among new cardinals

    Published on 04/01/2015

    » The Archbishop of Bangkok was among 20 new cardinals named by Pope Francis on Sunday to attend the elite group at the top of the Roman Catholic hierarchy who enter the conclave to choose his successor after his death or resignation. Among them are 15 who are under 80.

  • THAILAND

    Elon Musk brings mini-sub to cave

    AFP, Published on 10/07/2018

    » American space entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted that he visited the Tham Luang cave operation on Monday and Tuesday morning, and left behind a prototype mini-sub "in case it is useful" at the flooded cave where five members of a youth football team remained trapped.

  • THAILAND

    Time on their side

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 18/03/2018

    » They took down the Interpol Red Notice to locate, arrest and hold for extradition Thailand's most infamous wilding child last week. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya is further off the hook than ever.

  • THAILAND

    Wind of change hits military

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 15/03/2018

    » The mid-year military reshuffle has shown signs that the Wong Thewan faction is clawing back influence from the Burapha Phayak camp which has dominated senior appointments in the promotion process for more than a decade.

  • THAILAND

    Prawit must resign: Pridiyathorn

    News, Published on 23/01/2018

    » Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon must resign before his reputation is ruined by the ongoing saga over his collection of luxury wristwatches, former deputy prime minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula said Monday.

  • THAILAND

    Silence rewarded

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 05/11/2017

    » The prosecutor of Pattani province officially dropped the army's charges under the criminal defamation and Computer Crime Act laws against three civil rights veterans who had the audacity to detail 54 incidents of torture in the deep South and publish a book about them, entitled <i>Torture</i>.

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