Myanmar actor who backed anti-coup protests arrested as junta hunts 120 celebrities amid crackdown on dissent
Paing Takhon, 24 — a star in both Myanmar and neighbouring Thailand — has been active in the protest movement both in person at rallies and through his massive social media following.
Global condemnation grows after Myanmar security forces open fire on civilians in bloodiest day since coup
The United Nations put Saturday's toll at 107 people, including seven children, but expects it to rise further
The Junta had warned the public against a general strike, cautioning protesters against inciting 'riot and anarchy'
There were reports of sounds that resembled gunfire, but it was not immediately clear whether it was tear-gas canisters being fired or live bullets
Thailand concludes first general election since 2014 coup; politicians fear junta’s poll rules may result in stalemate
Thailand 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
A 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
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
Pokemon 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.
Thai 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.
Thailand 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.
The bill outlining her advisory role enables Suu Kyi to wield influence over parliament and the cabinet in a position officially called "state counsellor".
Amnesty 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.
Myanmar 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.
Myanmar'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.
Thailand's junta chief on Tuesday said authorities are hunting a male "suspect" seen on CCTV footage near the scene of a bombing that claimed at least 21 lives in Bangkok.
Two small bomb explosions outside a major shopping mall in Thailand's capital were aimed at discrediting the military government, the junta leader said Monday.
Yingluck was removed from office in May, after a court found her guilty of abuse of power.
Thai coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he had been formally endorsed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej as head of a military council in charge of the country. He warned he would use force if protests flared.