Thailand’s ruling junta took an unexpected lead in the country’s first election since a 2014 coup with more than 90 percent of ballots counted, election authorities said late Sunday, putting it on course to return to power at the expense of the kingdom’s pro-democracy camp.
Thailand’s king issued a cryptic statement late Saturday hours before polls open for the country’s first general election since a 2014 coup, quoting his late father’s advice to support “good” leaders to prevent “chaos”.
A golden statue of Thai premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha with the word “cheat” behind him looms over five rappers as they rip into junta “bootlickers”, in a video gone viral on the eve of an election critics say is stacked to favour the generals.
Thailand is poised to start its first tests of cannabis oil on patients, a health official said Friday, as excitement swirls around a new industry that could create money-making avenues for entrepreneurs while offering relief for suffering patients.
A key party linked to Thailand’s powerful Shinawatra clan was dissolved Thursday by a court, just weeks before a general election, over its ill-starred bid to front a princess as a candidate for premier.
Thailand’s junta chief on Monday dismissed rumours of an impending coup as “fake news”, as speculation ricocheted across a kingdom unsettled by the ill-fated political union between a princess and a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan.
Facebook will bar foreign-based election advertisments in Thailand in the lead-up to March elections, the company said Thursday, after being pilloried for not controlling election interference on the platform.
Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain’s Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe’s 66-year history.
The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are eyeing to complete negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in 2019, according to Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez.
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