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Thai activists vow to march on coup anniversary

Thai pro-democracy activists Saturday vowed to march on the seat of government to mark the fourth anniversary of a military coup, comparing the junta leader to Pinocchio for not holding promised elections.

Hundreds join anti-junta rally in Thailand as calls for democracy grow

Hundreds of pro-democracy Thais rallied in Bangkok on Saturday to skewer the ruling junta with T-shirts, signs and speeches, as activists grow bolder in their defiance of a ban on protests.

Tainted love for Thai junta chief’s latest pop song

The Thai junta chief's attempt to woo the country with a rock ballad dubbed "Diamond Heart" fell flat on Valentine's Day as netizens panned the lyrics written by a dictator whom some would prefer to break up with.

Thai military ruler Prayut Chan-O-Cha pledges elections in November 2018

Thailand's military government says it will hold a general election in November 2018 after repeatedly delaying the decision, citing concerns such as changes to the constitution and security issues, since taking power in a 2014 coup.

Trump to host Thai junta chief at White House

US President Donald Trump will host Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the White House next Tuesday, in a personal triumph for a Thai autocrat who was shunned by Barack Obama’s administration for his regime’s dismal rights record.

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