Thai army chief: ‘Most anti-monarchists are mentally unstable’

The newly appointed Thai army chief said yesterday that he believes most anti-royalists are mentally ill, and that he has recently sent one of them to a mental asylum. When asked by a reporter at a press conference yesterday of his plan to protect the monarchy,  Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, appointed chief of the Royal Thai ...

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Unfollow: Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha join social media to netizens’ scorns

Unfollow: Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha join social media to netizens’ scorns

Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha is joining the selfie generation. The junta leader and prime minister since 2014 on Sunday launched three self-declared “personal” social media...

Military deputy prime minister denies delay rumors, affirms Feb 24 as Thailand’s next election date

Military deputy prime minister denies delay rumors, affirms Feb 24 as Thailand’s next election date

Yesterday, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon denied rumours about the delay of the country’s next, highly-anticipated general election and insisted that...

US hampering key UN climate talks in Bangkok: sources

US hampering key UN climate talks in Bangkok: sources

The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks in a row over how poorer nations’ battle...

Prawit removed from Anti-Corruption Committee because he’s too darn busy: PM

Prawit removed from Anti-Corruption Committee because he’s too darn busy: PM

Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan has been removed from Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Committee, and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha wants you to know that the luxury wristwatch...

Grumpy Thai junta chief responds to Jakarta Post article arguing he shouldn’t chair ASEAN summit

Grumpy Thai junta chief responds to Jakarta Post article arguing he shouldn’t chair ASEAN summit

Junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday brushed aside a widely-shared article from a Jakarta Post columnist who suggested that Thailand should not be allowed to host next...

Ex-mayor jailed for forcing reporter to strip as punishment for covering his alleged marriage to underage girl

Ex-mayor jailed for forcing reporter to strip as punishment for covering his alleged marriage to underage girl

A former mayor in northeastern Khon Kaen province was sentenced to two months in prison yesterday afternoon. The court’s ruling followed an incident in July 2016 where the...

Thailand to buy Airbus satellite as junta chief visits France: Source

Thailand to buy Airbus satellite as junta chief visits France: Source

Thailand’s junta chief will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as...

‘No fear’ in We Want Voting group as they march in superhero outfits to accept legal  charges

‘No fear’ in We Want Voting group as they march in superhero outfits to accept legal charges

Members of pro-democracy group “We Want Voting” — some dressed in Superman, Batman and Super Mario outfits to show they had no fear — today marched 1.5 kilometers...

Pro-democracy group surrenders to ‘prevent violence’, 8 leaders turn themselves in

Pro-democracy group surrenders to ‘prevent violence’, 8 leaders turn themselves in

The leaders of the group “We Want Voting” surrendered to Thai authorities this afternoon in order to, as they put it, “make sure there would be no violence,” as plans to...


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Coconuts Bangkok Politics

This is your spot for learning which government official was spotted on Soi Cowboy, who’s been misappropriating funds to pimp out his office and what’s going on behind the closed doors at Government House (Hint: It’s not Pokemon Go). Sometimes, with politicians like we’ve got, you have to laugh or else you’ll cry.