Thai King names new Privy Council president World

Thai King names new Privy Council president

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn – Rama X has appointed General Surayud Chulanont as President of the Privy Council, replacing the late General Prem Tinsulanonda who died on May 26 last year.
Thai PM declares end of military rule World

Thai PM declares end of military rule

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha formally resigned as the head of the military government on July 15, saying Thailand will now function as a normal democracy after five years of military rule.
Thailand’s EC delays announcing election results World

Thailand’s EC delays announcing election results

Thailand’s Election Commission on March 25 delayed without explanation the announcement of preliminary results of the general election – the first of its kind in the country since a military coup five years ago.
Pheu Thai Party leads Thai election in terms of MP seats World

Pheu Thai Party leads Thai election in terms of MP seats

With 94 percent of the votes counted, Pheu Thai Party of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra won the most MP seats at 135 while the Palang Pracharath of current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha came second with 98 seats, the Bangkok Post and the Nation reported on March 24.
Thailand: 1.5 million register for early voting World

Thailand: 1.5 million register for early voting

More than 1.5 million people have registered for advance voting ahead of the March 24 general election in Thailand while 85,000 people officially signed up as overseas voters, Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) Secretary General Jarungvith Phumma said.
Thailand, US launch Cobra Gold military exercise World

Thailand, US launch Cobra Gold military exercise

Thailand and the US jointly hosted the opening ceremony on February 12 for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the largest event of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region with 29 nations taking part as participants and observers.