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.
Thai PM reiterates holding election in early 2019 World

Thai PM reiterates holding election in early 2019

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha reiterated on May 22 that the general election will take place in early 2019 and no sooner, rejecting the possibility of an earlier election as requested by the opposition party.
Thai election delayed as NLA approves law enforcement delay World

Thai election delayed as NLA approves law enforcement delay

A general election in Thailand scheduled to take place in November will be delayed possibly until early 2019 after the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on January 25 passed an organic law on parliamentary elections with a delay of enforcement.
Dozens of gunmen attack police post in southern Thailand World

Dozens of gunmen attack police post in southern Thailand

As many as 12 police officers were injured as dozens of gunmen on April 3 attacked a police post in Yala province in restive Muslim-majority southern Thailand. This was the largest attack in the area in many years, said Thai authorities.
Thai King orders charter amendment World

Thai King orders charter amendment

Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered sections regarding royal power in the country’s draft constitution to be rewritten, said Thai Prime Minister (PM) Prayuth Chan-o-cha on January 10.
US lifts sanctions on Myanmar World

US lifts sanctions on Myanmar

President Barack Obama on October 7 formally announced the lifting of US sanctions, which had been imposed on Myanmar for almost two decades.
Thailand suspends rice auctions World

Thailand suspends rice auctions

The Thai government on September 14 decided to temporarily stop holding state rice auctions to avoid oversupplying the market ahead of the annual crop harvest in November.
Myanmar parliament's first session ends World

Myanmar parliament's first session ends

The first session of Myanmar's House of Representative, or the Lower House, under the new government concluded in Nay Pyi Taw on June 10 after four months of sitting.