Thai party leader remorseful after rebuke for princess' PM candidacy
A Thai political party leader expressed public contrition on Tuesday for selecting a princess as a candidate for prime minister, days after the move provoked a rebuke from her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
Thailand to hold first election since coup on March 24
Thailand will hold a general election on March 24, authorities said Wednesday, the first national poll since a 2014 coup knocked out the civilian government of Yingluck Shinawatra.
UN slams first royal slur charge under new Thai king
The first royal defamation case brought under Thailand's new monarch was slammed by a top United Nations envoy on Tuesday, who said public figures should not be above scrutiny or criticism.
New Thai king pardons prisoners in 'first show of mercy'
Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has pardoned tens of thousands of prisoners, a first act of "mercy" as monarch as he reaches out to his subjects following the death of his beloved father.
Thailand’s new king makes first public appearance
King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, 64, took part in a merit-making ceremony at Bangkok’s Grand Palace to mark 50 days since his father’s death plunged the country into grief.