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The President also calls on Thai companies to participate in his administration's Build, Build, Build
Their newfound fame has also forced silence on them, as the boys and their families can no longer talk freely about their ordeal – the result of exclusivity contracts that ban them from speaking to the press
The boat is discovered on June 11 in the Tarutao Marine National Park in southern Thailand, some 400 kilometers from the border of Myanmar
'I will promote a peaceful environment for a unified society based on love, unity and compassion,' Prayut says after the royal decree was read out at Government House
Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, a lawmaker for the progressive anti-junta Future Forward Party, is one of 4 transgender MPs in the house – pioneers in a society where discrimination in education, employment and at home persists
Prayut Chan-O-Cha sweeps aside his sole challenger, the charismatic 40-year-old billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit who led the anti-military bloc, comfortably passing the 375-vote threshold to win a majority
Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who seized power in 2014, is all but assured of completing his transformation from junta head to civilian leader with the support of 250 hand-picked senators
More arrests are expected as police in nearly 60 countries pursue investigations stemming from an Interpol operation launched two years ago into a hidden 'dark web' site with 63,000 users worldwide
The baby boy is healthy, recovering in hospital, and is so young he has no name yet
Technology is shifting the patterns of abuse in a region with growing access to broadband internet and encrypted technology
A Thailand deputy prime minister denies the missing activists are in government custody
Jatupat 'Pai Dao Din' Boonpatararaksa is greeted by hundreds of jubilant family and friends after leaving the Khon Kaen provincial prison
The Junta-linked Palang Pracharat party now has 115 seats in the lower house, only 11 votes shy of a majority in the combined parliament thanks to 250 military-appointed senators
'I want the unity shown here with this goodwill to be an encouraging sign for everybody, all sides to perform their duties for the prosperity of our country,' King Maha Vajiralongkorn says
(UPDATED) Thais wearing yellow shirts flock to the streets to witness King Rama X's procession
The king bestows royal titles on family members who crawl to his throne as he sits next to his new Queen Suthida.
(UPDATED) This is the highlight of an elaborate 3-day coronation ceremony
Thailand's Queen Suthida is seen kneeling alongside the king as they pay their respects to statues of previous Chakri dynasty monarchs in Bangkok's historic quarter
The May 4-6 coronation comes more than two years after Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne at the death of his father Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The Royal Gazette has published an announcement saying Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya, a former flight attendant, has 'legally married' the king in accordance with royal traditions
The 'Jit Arsa' program – or Spirit Volunteers – billows out across Thailand. It was founded in 2017 by Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn ahead of the cremation of his late father Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The value of gold allegedly stolen and shipped is more than the value of the total gold reserves in the country
Last month's elections in Thailand remains in dispute after a political party backed by the junta that has ruled Thailand since 2014 and its main rival both claimed victory
As the sun sets, tens of thousands of ravers from across Asia are expected to dance into Saturday night under massive water cannons and spectacular pyrotechnics
In Thailand, a quarter of the country's shores – or about 700 kilometers – are eroding, some 'severely', according to data by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources
Traditionally marked by paying respects to elders and sprinkling water over Buddha figures at local temples, the Songkran holiday has largely evolved into a raucous water fight
'We believe we are innocent. I did everything in good faith,' says Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, who heads the youth-oriented Future Forward Party
An election commissioner says the body will investigate '66 people who got the highest votes in the constituency system' who were hit with complaints
The Bhumjaithai Party is fronted by mega-wealthy Anutin Charnvirakul, an amateur pilot, son of a construction tycoon, and unlikely proponent of the medical benefits of marijuana
Full results will be ratified by May 9 but anger has mounted as the wait continues, prompting demonstrations at two Bangkok landmarks
There have been more than 140 complaints filed since the Sunday vote in Thailand, the Election Commission says
Virtual reality is increasingly sought after for skills training. Disaster zone rescue is the latest in a series of VR simulations from the Red Cross.
(3rd UPDATE) Pheu Thai, affiliated with self-exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, joins forces with 6 other parties in a bid to halt military-backed factions from leading the country
(UPDATED) The junta is in pole position to return to power as a civilian administration after preliminary results from the March 24 poll showed its proxy party had secured an unexpected majority of the popular vote
(UPDATED) The junta is primed to retain its grip on power despite only having a slight edge in the popular vote, after election officials released the first unofficial early results for seats in the lower house
(3rd UPDATE) The election pits a royalist junta and allies against the election-winning machine of billionaire ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra and an unpredictable wave of millions of first-time voters
Thailand is broadly divided between pro-Shinawatra factions and an elite aligned with the military, which has portrayed itself as a stabilizing force and defender of the country's monarchy
Dressed in a Superman suit with a red cape flowing behind him, a sweaty David Pfizenmaier jogs through Bangkok's standstill traffic and stops to unfurl a sign: 'If you love Thailand: Vote'
With election day looming, voter enthusiasm is writ large across the country and online, with Thais sharing memes and engaging in online debate
Thailand boasts 50 billionaires, according to the latest rich list published by China-based researchers at the Hurun Report, the ninth-most in the world and more than France, Japan and Singapore
Thailand's junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha says: 'When I talk about cybersecurity, don't get this confused with human rights... No one will tap phone calls of others'
Thailand is the first in Southeast Asia to embrace medical marijuana though recreational use remains illegal
The two catch up in a video posted on Erich's YouTube channel
(3rd UPDATE) Thai Raksa Chart party executives – including two Shinawatra family members – are banned from politics for a decade
A former army chief who seized power in 2014, Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to return after March 24 polls as a civilian prime minister and pens songs intended to inspire the nation
The disruption follows a snowballing crisis between nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan and India, which has raised fears of an all-out war
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the scion of a billionaire auto-parts maker, is the charismatic frontman of Future Forward, a new party targeting the Thailand urban youth vote with a staunchly anti-junta platform
The defending ABL champion cruises to its 16th triumph against a Thai side sorely missing PBA champion import Romeo Travis
Thailand has been cooking up a set of major 'dishes' it plans to serve at this year’s ASEAN 'party'
The country spends among the most on defense in Southeast Asia and recent big purchases have drawn criticism in a state riddled with inequality and corruption