Thailand’s election winner announces pro-democracy coalition

Move Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat poses for a photo at a meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, 17 May 2023. EFE/EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Bangkok, May 18 (EFE).- The Thai political party that took out a surprise victory in the country’s weekend general election has formed a coalition with seven other pro-democracy opposition parties, its leader announced Thursday. Pita Limjaroenrat told a news conference in Bangkok alongside representatives of the other parties that his “coalition is firmly taking shape.” … Read more

Thailand dissolves parliament to hold general elections in May

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gestures as he speaks to the media at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, 20 March 2023. EFE-EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Bangkok, Mar 20 (EFE).- Thai authorities dissolved parliament Monday with the aim of calling general elections in May, which will be the first vote since the 2019 elections held under the military junta. After the dissolution was announced in a decree published in the Royal Gazette, the Electoral Commission will meet to decide in the … Read more

Thai police detain armed ex-officer after 24h standoff

A handout photo by the Royal Thai Police taken with a drone shows a gunman inside his house, at the public area of Sai Mai district in Bangkok, Thailand, 15 March 2023. EFE-EPA/THE ROYAL THAI POLICE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Bangkok, Mar 15 (EFE).- Thai police on Wednesday detained an armed former officer, who allegedly suffers from mental problems, after more than 24 hours barricaded in a house on the outskirts of Bangkok and after shooting several times at agents, local media reported. A special police command broke into the residence of the armed man … Read more

Thailand’s PM to run for re-election with new party

Bangkok, Dec 23 (EFE).- Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha, announced Friday he would run for re-election in general elections scheduled for the first half of 2023 under a new political platform. “I want to introduce myself to give continuity to my projects,” Prayut told the media, adding that he would head the conservative Ruam Thai … Read more

Death toll in Thai Navy ship sinking rises to 6

Bangkok, Dec 21 (EFE).- At least six crew members of the Thai Navy ship that sank Sunday have died, while the search operation for 23 missing at sea in the Gulf of Thailand continued Wednesday. Authorities Tuesday night confirmed the increase in the death toll through social media, after reporting hours before that the emergency … Read more