Pomp and pageantry as Thailand rehearses late King’s funeral

Gilded chariots, horses and columns of military men in bright costumes swept through Bangkok’s old quarter on Saturday in a final dress rehearsal for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s funeral — a meticulously planned spectacle of devotion to a man known as the “soul of the nation”. Steered by the Buddhist ritual, palace protocol and social ...

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‘Can’t go’: Mark Zuckerberg not meeting with Thai PM

‘Can’t go’: Mark Zuckerberg not meeting with Thai PM

Mark Zuckerberg will not be meeting with Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha later this month, or any time soon, Facebook Thailand said in a statement yesterday. The response came after...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to meet Prayuth in Thailand

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to meet Prayuth in Thailand

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of Facebook, will visit Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in Thailand later this month. Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said...

Nation mourns as it prepares to say goodbye to former king

Nation mourns as it prepares to say goodbye to former king

Monks led somber ceremonies across Thailand today to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as a grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the...

BREAKING: Prayuth promises election in November next year

BREAKING: Prayuth promises election in November next year

Thailand will hold elections in November 2018, junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said after a cabinet meeting this afternoon. “In November 2018, there will be an election. Is it...

DNA samples from alleged getaway Toyota can’t be matched to Yingluck

DNA samples from alleged getaway Toyota can’t be matched to Yingluck

It was revealed today that samples of DNA taken from the Toyota Camry allegedly used to help Yingluck Shinawatra escape over the Cambodian border were contaminated and could not...

DNA samples to reveal if Yingluck definitely fled country in seized Toyota

DNA samples to reveal if Yingluck definitely fled country in seized Toyota

The Thai Central Police Forensic Science Division says it will reveal within a few days if the female DNA collected from inside a Toyota Camry, that was Yingluck Shinawatra’s...

Trump-Prayuth meeting goes well, both leaders express grief over Vegas shooting (VIDEO)

Trump-Prayuth meeting goes well, both leaders express grief over Vegas shooting (VIDEO)

Donald Trump welcomed Thai junta leader chief Prayuth Chan-ocha to the White House on Monday, trying to turn the page after coups rocked one of America’s oldest alliances....

Thai police ask Interpol to issue Blue Notice for fugitive Yingluck

Thai police ask Interpol to issue Blue Notice for fugitive Yingluck

Thai police asked Interpol to create a Blue Notice to go out to their 190 country members in an attempt to locate missing convicted ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, said a...

250,000 mourners expected to attend late King Bhumibol’s cremation

250,000 mourners expected to attend late King Bhumibol’s cremation

A quarter of a million people are expected to descend on the Thai capital for an elaborate cremation ceremony planned for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej next month, a junta...


 

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.