Gulf Times - Prayut-Chan-O-Cha
Thai PM says 'illegal protests' must be controlled as parliament opens

Thai PM says 'illegal protests' must be controlled as parliament opens

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Thailand needs to bring "illegal protests" under control on Monday as he opened a special parliamentary session to address months of pro-democracy rallies.

Thai democracy movement vows fresh protests after PM snub

Thai democracy movement vows fresh protests after PM snub

Prominent leaders of Thailand's pro-democracy movement vowed to return to the streets Sunday to protest against Premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha, after their deadline for him to resign was ignored.

Tensions rise in Thailand ahead of fresh pro-democracy protest

Tensions rise in Thailand ahead of fresh pro-democracy protest

Protesters were set to rally in Bangkok Sunday against the government as tensions rose in the kingdom after the arrest of three activists leading the pro-democracy movement.

Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Messy days ahead as Thai factions jostle to lead next government

Rival political camps jostled for position Tuesday, hoping to form a government after Thailand's first election since a coup -- a vote clouded by allegations of a bungled counting process and chicanery under junta-written rules.

Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand's new king

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed king of Thailand late on Thursday, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father.