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Thailand junta pushes bill that restricts political demonstrations -- Military appointed parliament votes to approve

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre

BANGKOK Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:10am EST

(Reuters) – Thailand’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday in favor of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after martial law is lifted. 437 more words

Thai Prosecutor Presses Criminal Charges Against Ex-Premier

The Associated Press

BANGKOK — Feb 19, 2015, 3:04 AM ET

Thailand’s attorney general on Thursday pressed criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence related to her government’s money-losing rice subsidy program, a move likely to prolong conflicts in a divided nation plagued by political turmoil and coups. 290 more words

Thailand junta indicts Yingluck Shinawatra over rice subsidy scheme

Military-run government that ousted former prime minister lodges expected charges over $18bn programme


Yingluck Shinawatra pictured giving a traditional greeting at Thailand’s parliament in January. 551 more words

Vietnam, Thailand Look To India, Ecuador As Possible Suppliers of Shrimp During Shortage

Tom Seaman

Thai shrimp raw material prices are rising amid very short supply in the country’s low season, with at least one large packer turning to India for product to process, sources told… 1,552 more words

A Lifetime Exchange

Twenty years ago our family welcomed into our home a beautiful fifteen-year-old exchange student from Brazil named Thais. Her parents, Antonio and Inês, trusted us to take care of their daughter for a year. 161 more words


Thais says music set her free

T-ha-ees. Is how you say her name. Thais. All you need to know about her is that music set her free. Music forced her to open her soul and seek answers to some of the most painful questions life was asking her. 357 more words


Thai junta leader suggests military could step in again

The Associated Press

TOKYO —Thailand’s junta leader says the military will return to the barracks once a civilian government is chosen, but he stopped short of ruling out another coup “if something cannot be solved” by the new government. 126 more words