Facing eviction from her home of six decades, Amporn Pannarat personifies the dilemma facing the fund supporting Thailand’s monarchy as it seeks to boost returns and regenerate Bangkok with its first commercial development project.
Thailand’s criminal court rejected a lawsuit filed by a political activist against junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha and 26 other military and government officials for staging or supporting last month’s coup.
Thailand’s societal “chasm” needs to be bridged to bring stability to Southeast Asia’s second- biggest economy after the military took power, according to Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam.
Thai rice farmer Pakasit Jamjaras usually spends his days tilling soil, just like his forefathers. Now he’s been harvesting signatures instead of grain, with a petition to King Bhumibol Adulyadej because the government hasn’t paid for his crop in five months.