Jiraporn Kuhakan

Thousands camp outside Thai PM's office as protests escalate

14 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thousands of Thai protesters set up camp outside Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's office late on Wednesday, in an escalation of three months of demonstrations aimed at forcing the former junta leader to step down. | Video

Thais remember 1976 student massacre as protests grow

06 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thais paid their respects with flowers and prayers on Tuesday to the victims of a 1976 massacre of pro-democracy students by state forces, an event given new resonance by a recent surge in student-led protests.

Thailand's 'Bad Students' demand minister's resignation, reforms

02 Oct 2020

BANGKOK Thailand's self-styled "Bad Student" campaigners demanded the resignation of Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan on Friday after touring some of Bangkok's high schools in a brightly painted truck and calling for reforms.

Thailand tackles unemployment with million jobs expo

26 Sep 2020

BANGKOK Tens of thousands of Thais on Saturday flocked to a government-organised job expo with more than a million jobs up for grabs as it works to stem mounting unemployment in an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Thai protest leader who emerged with a kiss

11 Sep 2020

BANGKOK It was with a kiss that student activist Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree first took centre stage in Thai politics.

Thai refuge warns of growing risks to animals as pandemic bites

01 Sep 2020

(Corrects to show sanctuary expenses are $40,000 per month, not $4,000, in paragraph 7)

Thai PM warns nation could be 'engulfed in flames' if division persists

26 Aug 2020

BANGKOK Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday issued his sternest warning yet to protesters seeking his resignation, saying they were creating deeper divisions that could cause the collapse of the country.

Thai police make more arrest of pro-democracy demonstrators

26 Aug 2020

BANGKOK Police in Thailand on Wednesday arrested two pro-democracy student protest leaders for taking part in rallies and would charge them with sedition, expanding a crackdown on demonstrators as pressure builds against the government.

Thai students rally over gender rights, uniforms and haircut rules

29 Jul 2020

BANGKOK Dozens of students rallied in Thailand on Wednesday to demand from the government greater gender rights and an end to what they called outdated curriculum and discriminatory rules on uniforms and haircuts.

Thai motor show underway in first big event since coronavirus outbreak

15 Jul 2020

BANGKOK Thailand opened its twice-postponed annual auto show to the public on Wednesday in the country's first large-scale event since coronavirus restrictions eased, with nearly all attendees wearing masks and face shields.

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