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Thai court says calls for royal reform may be seditious

Nov. 10, 2021 11:46 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that three pro-democracy activists who called for reform of the monarchy were attempting to overthrow the nation’s system of government with the king as head of state. The ruling banned any similar...

Party close to Thai ex-PM Thaksin names his daughter adviser

Oct. 28, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The youngest daughter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, whose ouster by a military coup in 2006 triggered years of political instability, has taken a post with a party closely associated with her father. Thailand’s largest opposition...

Thai Parliament approves election system charter change

Sep. 10, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Parliament on Friday approved a constitutional amendment changing how lawmakers are elected, a move expected to allocate more seats to big parties at the expense of smaller ones. The change, passed at a joint session of the House and Senate...

Thai protesters keep up fight to oust prime minister

Sep. 05, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters gathered Sunday in the Thai capital Bangkok, seeking to rejuvenate their movement to oust the country’s prime minister and institute political reforms. More than 1,000 people gathered peacefully at central Bangkok’s busy Asoke intersection,...