Politics

Thailand's lese-majeste law 'stifling dissent'

Thailand's former King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving monarch, will be cremated on Thursday, over a year after he died. Over the past three years, more than 100 people have been charged or convicted for insulting the monarchy.

Asia Pacific

Thai military ruler pledges elections in November 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha announces elections after repeatedly delaying them since taking power in a coup.

Thai military ruler pledges elections in November 2018

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Thousands pay last respects to late King Bhumibol

People in Thailand are saying a final farewell to their late king, a year after he died.

Asia Pacific

Thai ex-PM Yingluck found guilty of corruption

Former prime minister-turned-fugitive was not present in court, which sentenced her to five years over subsidy scandal.

Yingluck Shinawatra sentenced to five years in absentia

Asia Pacific

Verdict due in ex-Thai prime minister's corruption trial

Yingluck Shinawatra has already been absent for the court ruling and is believed to be in hiding overseas.

Inside Story

Is it the end for Thailand's Shinawatra dynasty?

Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra fled to Dubai, joining her brother, another fugitive former leader.

Thailand

Did Thailand's ex-PM escape to Dubai before verdict?

Reports suggest Yingluck may have fled to the Emirati city to escape a case which she believes is politically motivated.

Thailand: Yingluck 'fled to Dubai' before verdict

Asia Pacific

Thai military hunts for missing ex-prime minister

Sources say Yingluck Shinawatra, overthrown in a 2014 coup, may have fled the country before a key court ruling.

Asia Pacific

Thai ex-PM misses verdict, arrest warrant to be issued

Supreme Court says it 'does not believe' Yingluck is sick and fears she is a flight risk.

Asia Pacific

91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor's degree

The nonagenarian, who had studied for ten years for her degree, was awarded her diploma by Thailand's king.

91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor's degree

Human Rights

Harassed by palm oil company, Thai village defends land

Villagers of Klong Sai Pattana say palm oil company responsible for targeted killings and harassment of their community.

Harassed by palm oil company, Thai village defends land

Asia Pacific

Thailand acquits two ex-PMs over protester deaths

Court rules police had to use force to end demonstration in 2008, but says there is no proof officers caused casualties.

Court acquits two ex-PMs over protester deaths in 2008

Human Rights

Escaping the clutches of sex trafficking in Thailand

An Uzbek woman who was trafficked to Thailand and forced to sell sex shares the story of her escape.

Escaping the clutches of sex trafficking in Thailand

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Critics say royal family law is stifling dissent

Thailand’s military government is increasing efforts to stop people insulting or criticising the royal family.

Asia Pacific

Thai general convicted for Rohingya trafficking deaths

Many of the victims found in mass graves were Rohingya Muslims – a persecuted minority from Myanmar's Rakhine state.