Thai lawmakers moved to change parts of a military-backed constitution after the country’s highest court agreed to hear a case that may block them from doing so, signaling a renewed round of political tension.
During 10 turbulent years in Thailand, Kittiratt Na-Ranong tackled jobs ranging from president of the stock exchange to manager of the national soccer team, an underperforming outfit nicknamed the War Elephants.
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.
A Thai magazine editor was sentenced to 10 years in prison for allowing the publication of two articles that defamed King Bhumibol Adulyadej, prompting criticism from the European Union and human rights groups.
Hundreds of Thai royalists called for U.S. Ambassador Kristie Kenney to “get out” of the country after a State Department official questioned the conviction of an American for insulting King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Thailand defended laws protecting the country’s royal family from insults amid growing international criticism of “harsh” prison sentences in recent weeks for a U.S. citizen and 61-year-old retired truck driver.