BANGKOK A scion of Thailand's biggest autoparts group launched a political party in Bangkok on Thursday as an alternative to established parties, promising to bridge a festering political divide.
Baan Saladin, Thailand Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha rowed a boat across a pond dotted with lotus leaves, planted some rice stalks in a field and turned to villagers who had come to meet him in Baan Saladin village in central Thailand.
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BANGKOK Registration for new political parties in Thailand began on Friday with the Election Commission (EC) noting that 34 groups turned up to register, the first sign of political activity being officially allowed in the country since a 2014 coup.
BANGKOK Thailand's tourism body has said in a statement that it "strongly opposes any form of sex tourism" as it hopes to welcome a record number of holiday-makers this year.
BANGKOK Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday said a general election he had promised to hold in November would take place "no later" than February 2019, the latest delay to anger critics of the government.