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 politician forced a journalist to strip to his underpants as punishment for running a story about his alleged marriage to a teen girl. Dr. Premsak Piayura, 53, ...

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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...

‘We Want Voting’ group blocked from marching to Government House, one woman sent to hospital

‘We Want Voting’ group blocked from marching to Government House, one woman sent to hospital

After camping out at Thammasat University overnight, pro-democracy protesters were blocked from leaving Thammasat University and marching to Government House this morning as...

Bangkok protests greet fourth year of junta rule

Bangkok protests greet fourth year of junta rule

Scores of Thai police ringed a Bangkok university early this morning as protesters prepared to march to Government House to mark four years of junta rule, one of the largest acts...

People gather at Thammasat University to demand vote (VIDEO)

People gather at Thammasat University to demand vote (VIDEO)

Earlier this evening, the pro-democracy group “We Want Voting” gathered at the Tha Phrachan campus of Thammasat University in a move to pressure the military government...

Punk band detained for singing political tunes, taking aim at PM (VIDEO)

Punk band detained for singing political tunes, taking aim at PM (VIDEO)

Four members of the punk band Blood Soaked Street of Social Decay — arguably one of the better band names we’ve heard in awhile — along with Kuea Purepunk, a singer...

Thai activists vow to march on coup anniversary

Thai activists vow to march on coup anniversary

Thai pro-democracy activists Saturday vowed to march on the seat of government to mark the fourth anniversary of a military coup, comparing the junta leader to Pinocchio for not...

Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summit

Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summit

Thailand on Tuesday volunteered to host the hotly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as speculation swirls about the venue....


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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.