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Mar 24, 2019
Thailand concludes first general election since 2014 coup; politicians fear junta’s poll rules may result in stalemateThailand began the nail-biting wait to see whether the ruling junta will return to power as a civilian government, or if pro-democracy parties can triumph against the odds, as polls closed in the country's first general election since a 2014 coup
Aug 19, 2016
Thailand: Police says 15 suspects detained earlier were not involved in the blastsA group of 15 suspects detained by the Thai military investigating last week's deadly tourist resort attacks was not involved in the blasts, police said on Friday, adding to confusion surrounding the case
Aug 10, 2016
Thailand's govt hits back at critics, calls referendum 'free and fair'Responding to the slew of criticism ahead of a constitutional referendum in the country, Thai authorities on Wednesday defended the vote as "free and fair", media reported
Aug 09, 2016
Thailand junta uneasy about Pokémon Go craze: Use it wisely, PM warns youngstersPokemon Go's debut in Thailand has alarmed the country's generals, prompting the kingdom's junta chief to warn youngsters against playing too much and the army to ban the game from barracks.
Aug 08, 2016
Thai authorities warn Pokémon GO players against entering polling stationsThai authorities on Saturday warned Pokémon Go players against entering polling stations as they search for the cyber creatures when the nation votes on a controversial junta-crafted constitution.
Aug 07, 2016
Thailand votes on new Constitution that could dilute democracy, gives more teeth to militaryThailand on Saturday voted in a referendum on a new constitution that critics say is tailor-made for the military government to stay in control for several years and entrench a new, quasi-democratic system that gives vast powers to appointed officials.
Apr 06, 2016
Suu Kyi is Myanmar's state adviser: President Htin Kyaw signs bill despite military oppositionThe bill outlining her advisory role enables Suu Kyi to wield influence over parliament and the cabinet in a position officially called "state counsellor".
Mar 24, 2016
Break away from repression of junta rule: Amnesty International tells Suu Kyi govtAmnesty International on Thursday urged Aung San Suu Kyi and her party's new government to release all political prisoners when they take office next week, saying it is a historic opportunity for Myanmar to break away from the repression of the former junta rule.
Feb 08, 2016
Suu Kyi yet to choose proxy leader as Myanmar decides to announce presidential nominees on 17 MarchMyanmar will have to wait till mid-March to know who might be its President as speculation swirls over who will serve as proxy for Aung San Suu Kyi.
Jan 26, 2016
Myanmar President Thein Sein moves legislature to get more powers for military under NLD govtMyanmar's outgoing army-backed president asked parliament Tuesday to extend the powers of the military-controlled home affairs ministry by giving it control over immigration, officials said.