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Thai junta and Thaksin-backed populists face off before 2019 poll


BANGKOK Battle lines are being drawn between Thailand's military government and the populist movement led by ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra as both sides attempt to outmaneuver the other before a general election due in 2019.

Thailand's Shinawatra clan, allies form new party ahead of polls

BANGKOK Relatives and allies of ousted Thai premiers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck, formed a new political party on Wednesday ahead of a general election set for early next year, seen as a strategy to win more seats.

World, Nov 07 2018

Thai junta says no need for foreign observers at next year's election

BANGKOK Thailand does not need international observers to monitor next year's general elections, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, despite criticism from pro-democracy activists that the junta has restricted fundamental civil rights.

World, Nov 06 2018

Leicester City owner's Buddhist funeral starts in Thailand with royal honor

BANGKOK The funeral of Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, killed in a helicopter crash a week ago, got underway at a Bangkok temple on Saturday with a Buddhist bathing rite using water bestowed by the Thai King. | Video

World, Nov 03 2018

Thai PM says ban on political activity to be lifted by December

CHIANG RAI, Thailand Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha said on Tuesday a ban on political activity will be lifted by December in anticipation of a general election next year.

World, Oct 30 2018

Death of chairman adds to King Power uncertainty as Thai duty-free changes loom

BANGKOK The death of Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha adds to challenges his King Power International empire faces as its dominance of the lucrative Thai duty-free industry comes under scrutiny.

Oct 29 2018