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Exclusive: Twitter suspends Thai royalist account linked to influence campaign

Nov 30 2020

BANGKOK Twitter has suspended a Thai pro-royalist account linked to the palace that a Reuters analysis found was connected to thousands of others created in recent weeks spreading posts in favour of King Maha Vajiralongkorn and the monarchy. | Video

Thailand criticised over royal insult charges as more summoned

Nov 24 2020

BANGKOK Thailand faced criticism from international rights groups on Wednesday for bringing charges of insulting the monarchy against protest leaders who have challenged King Maha Vajiralongkorn as well as the government.

Thailand criticised over royal insult charges as more summoned

Nov 24 2020

BANGKOK, Nov 25 Thailand faced criticism from international rights groups on Wednesday for bringing charges of insulting the monarchy against protest leaders who have challenged King Maha Vajiralongkorn as well as the government.

Thai woman alleges sex abuse in school then faces storm of criticism

Nov 23 2020

BANGKOK A row over a Thai woman who held up a placard alleging sexual abuse in schools has put a spotlight on harassment in the education system even as she draws threats of legal action for misrepresentation and attacks for soiling Thailand's image.

Thai school students protest against 'dinosaurs'

Nov 21 2020

BANGKOK With a parade of people dressed in dinosaur costumes to represent Thailand's establishment, high school students led a protest by thousands of people in Bangkok on Saturday with calls to bring down the government and reform the monarchy. | Video

Thai king calls for unity after protesters turn back on motorcade

Nov 14 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn told well-wishers of the importance of unity as he marked the opening of a new railway line on Saturday, after thousands of protesters had turned their backs on his motorcade as it passed through central Bangkok. | Video

'The monarchy is god': A Thai royalist in a divided kingdom

Nov 12 2020

BANGKOK The words the Thai king spoke to Thitiwat Tanagaroon have been tattooed on his arm: "very brave, very good, thank you".

Thai protesters, 'human beings, not dust', march in challenge to king

Oct 26 2020

BANGKOK Describing themselves as "human beings, not dust", thousands of Thai protesters demanding reforms of the monarchy marched to the German embassy in Bangkok on Monday to put pressure on King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who spends much of his time in Germany.

Analysis: Fighting talk as besieged Thai loyalists try to rally

Oct 25 2020

BANGKOK #KingKeepFighting was the hashtag used by the embattled Thai prime minister's operations centre at the weekend on a Twitter post with pictures of a walkabout by King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Analysis: Fighting talk as besieged Thai loyalists try to rally

Oct 25 2020

BANGKOK #KingKeepFighting was the hashtag used by the embattled Thai prime minister's operations centre at the weekend on a Twitter post with pictures of a walkabout by King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

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