“Around June 2018, we will announce an election date,” PM said. “And around November, we will hold the elections.”
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra lives in exile after fleeing Thailand to escape a jail sentence for corruption after he was overthrown in a 2006 coup.
Human Rights Watch in a statement given to Reuters in Bangkok called on members of the US Congress to demand that the Trump administration pressure Thailand to restore democracy and called on the Pentagon to “cool their engagement” with Thai leaders.
Thailand does not recognise the status of any refugees or recognise the Rohingya as legitimate migrant workers. Thailand said it supported a statement on the issue by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a grouping of 10 nations.
The Muslim-majority region that borders Malaysia has seethed with violence for over a decade as ethnic Malay insurgents battle the Buddhist-majority state for more autonomy.
The treatment of about 1.1 million Rohingya in Myanmar has become the biggest challenge for national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been accused by Western critics of not speaking out on behalf of the long-persecuted minority.
The Thai women were brought to Hyderabad under the guise of employment in massage centers on monthly payment.
Tara, 61, whose last name was withheld by his lawyer, was arrested in 2015 for sharing online materials allegedly insulting to the monarchy. He was charged with royal defamation and computer crime.
We want Thailand to emerge as a strengthened democracy that respects and guarantees human rights and fundamental freedoms at home and plays a leading role in advancing regional security and prosperity,” a US embassy spokesman said.
Somchai, was accused of abuse of power over a deadly crackdown on demonstrators in 2008. Two people died and hundreds were wounded when police used tear gas to clear anti-government “yellow shirt” protesters who had gathered outside parliament in Bangkok
The charges allege they authorized police to use force to clear protesters who had blockaded the National Assembly building. A pitched battle erupted, injuring several hundred people and causing two deaths.
Yingluck argued the rice scheme, which backfired costing Thailand $8 billion, benefited average Thais. The scheme appealed to agricultural voters, who make up nearly 40 percent of the labour force, and are the backbone of Yingluck’s party.
Roger John Hussey was briefly conscious when medics reached him Wednesday, but he died shortly afterward in a hospital, said police Lt. Col. Pichai Songmuang. The parasailing operator and the boat driver have been charged with negligence causing death, he said.
Eight people, including three children, were killed by gunmen in Thailand’s Krabi province, police said on Tuesday, a mass slaying investigators believe was sparked by a personal conflict. The gang took ten people hostage.
He faces four charges including taking part in an illegal gathering in 2015 and defying a junta order by distributing leaflets against a constitutional referendum in 2016