The military will take a less-prominent role in managing Thailand’s affairs once the new cabinet begins work, restricting its operations to maintaining security, law and order, and protection of natural resources, National Council for Peace and Order chairman Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday.
The private sector has given the thumbs-up to the economic team of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha led by MR Pridiyathorn Devakula, who was appointed deputy prime minister in charge of economic affairs.
The United States has sent 557 artefacts believed to be from the Ban Chiang archaeological site in Udon Thani province back to Thailand, but Thai authorities have yet to verify their origin.
Viewers can continue enjoying analogue broadcasts by Channel 3 for free as usual in accordance with the National Council for Peace and Order's (NCPO) May 24 announcement despite fierce protests by digital TV operators.
The director of Pathumthani Technical College is facing a disciplinary probe after a 17-year-old student died on Saturday during a hazing ritual in Hua Hin.
An academic has questioned whether bureaucrats appointed to the new cabinet have the necessary practical skills to take a proactive role in running the country.
Police are seeking a modelling agency operator after 200 parents complained Monday that they were duped into paying the man in the hope their children could strut on a fashion show catwalk at a Pathum Thani university.
In today's photo gallery, we feature flash floods in Phichit, an auction of seized smuggled cars, pedestrians on Asok Montri Road, owls, protesters in Hong Kong and a traditional form of martial arts in India.
Heavy rain in many parts of the country had caused floods in 17 provinces, leaving six people dead and one person missing, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department director-general Chatchai Promlert said on Monday.
The new cabinet will be the first to work in the freshly revamped Government House, which has undergone the largest refurbishment in living memory at the cost of 169 million baht.
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