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Thailand’s Leader Uses Cardboard Stand-In to Avoid Journalists’ Questions

January 8, 2018

“Ask this guy,” Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters, then left them to direct their questions to the life-size cutout.
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Thailand Mourns King Bhumibol in a Solemn Spectacle

October 26, 2017

The pomp and pageantry of Thailand’s monarchy were on display for the cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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Thailand Prepares for a King’s $90 Million Cremation Ceremony

October 25, 2017

In Bangkok, residents have folded more than 10 million flowers made of sandalwood to help guide the king’s soul to the afterworld.
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China Is Said to Free Hong Kong Bookseller, but Family Says He’s Missing

October 24, 2017

Gui Minhai, who published potboilers about China’s leaders, disappeared from Thailand two years ago and later emerged in detention in China.
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Yingluck Shinawatra, Ex-Leader Who Fled Thailand, Gets 5-Year Sentence

September 27, 2017

Ms. Yingluck, whose whereabouts is unknown, was convicted of negligence over a rice-subsidy program. The verdict bars her from politics for life.
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Thailand’s Ex-Leader Leaves Supporters in Limbo After Disappearing During Trial

August 27, 2017

Yingluck Shinawatra, the former prime minister, is believed to have gone into exile rather than face a possible 10 years in prison on negligence charges.
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Former Thai Leader Yingluck Faces Arrest After Failing to Appear for Verdict

August 25, 2017

Yingluck Shinawatra was a no-show in court and may have fled the country. Her prosecution reflects a deep political divide in Thailand.
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Scores Found Guilty in Thailand in Human-Trafficking Case

July 19, 2017

The ring enslaved hundreds of people, dozens of whom were buried in a mass grave near a secret jungle camp in which they had been imprisoned and tortured.
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Even Harley-Davidson Can’t Resist the Tug of Overseas Factories

May 23, 2017

Lauded by President Trump as a symbol of American manufacturing, the company hopes a new plant in Thailand will help it clear trade barriers to woo Southeast Asian buyers.
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Thailand Warns Facebook After Video Seems to Show King in Crop Top

May 16, 2017

The government was demanding the removal of dozens of pages that it said had illegally insulted the monarchy a few weeks after the video was widely shared online.
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Bangkok Journal: Building a Vision of Heaven for Thailand’s ‘God’

May 8, 2017

King Bhumibol Adulyadej came to embody the spirit and sense of nationhood of Thailand and his death has been a national trauma. Some revere him as divine.
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Efforts to Ease Congestion Threaten Street Food Culture in Southeast Asia

April 29, 2017

Major cities in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia are forcing vendors to move, creating more space but diluting local flavor.
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Father in Thailand Kills 11-Month-Old Daughter Live on Facebook

April 25, 2017

After broadcasting himself dangling the girl by the neck from a building on the resort island of Phuket, the man killed himself, the police said.
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Facebook’s Safety Check, Now Automated, Turns a Firecracker Into an Explosion

December 29, 2016

The social network automatically linked to a bogus article about an “explosion” in Thailand and appeared to conflate it with a 2015 bombing.
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Pathum Thani Journal: Where Buddhism’s Eight-Fold Path Can Be Followed With a Six-Figure Salary

December 20, 2016

With its endorsement of worldly comforts, Wat Dhammakaya, the largest temple in Thailand, has attracted growing numbers while unsettling the government and Buddhist leaders.
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Thailand Takes Small Steps Forward After Longtime King’s Death

December 19, 2016

Thais are beginning to accept the king’s disappearance from their lives and the succession of his son to the throne.
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Muslim Separatist Militants in Thailand Kill 6 Civilians

December 7, 2016

The violence, which occurred in six separate episodes over 24 hours, may have been retribution for the arrest of militants, a police official said.
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Thailand Arrests Student Accused of Sharing Article About New King

December 3, 2016

The arrest was apparently the first under the country’s tough law against insulting the monarchy since King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun succeeded his father on Thursday.
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New King for Thailand as Crown Prince Ascends to Throne

December 1, 2016

The prince was crowned as King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun seven weeks after the death of his father, a revered figure in Thailand.
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Thailand’s Civil Servants Urged to Take a Break to Break a Sweat

November 30, 2016

The ruling military junta has begun a voluntary program calling for government employees to exercise once a week during working hours.
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Thailand 2, Australia 2: Mourning Its King, Thailand Respectfully Cheers Its Soccer Team to a Tie

November 15, 2016

A World Cup qualifier against Australia was nearly canceled, and cheering was discouraged, by a host country still coming to terms with its longtime monarch’s death.
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Thailand Court Clears U.K. Labor Activist of Defaming Fruit Company

November 3, 2016

The activist, Andy Hall, said he would appeal an earlier, separate conviction and sue the company he accused of abusing migrant workers.
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News Analysis: Rodrigo Duterte Gets Closer to China, and the Neighbors Notice

October 24, 2016

Countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam may now see the value in drawing closer to Beijing, analysts say.
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Crown Prince of Thailand Is Close to Ascending Throne, Junta Chief Says

October 18, 2016

After the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn had said he needed time to mourn before succeeding his father.
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Thailand Says Bhumibol’s Cremation Is a Year Away, With Heir’s Coronation to Follow

October 15, 2016

The crown prince has asked that King Bhumibol’s cremation be held after a one-year period of mourning, with his own coronation to come later, an official said.
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Thailand Looks to Likely Future King With Apprehension

October 14, 2016

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s lavish European lifestyle and tastes for airplanes, fast cars, women and the high life have caused anxiety.
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Thailand Grieves After Death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 14, 2016

Signs of loss were inescapable in Bangkok as people lined the streets to see the king’s coffin pass. Some held pictures of the king, and others money bearing his image.
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Op-Ed Contributor: Bhumibol, a King of the People, Leaves Them to the Generals

October 14, 2016

Democracy never was King Bhumibol’s goal for Thailand. Restoring the traditional influence of the monarchy was.
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What the Death of Thailand’s King Means, and What’s Next

October 13, 2016

The transition of power could become a turning point for a country long divided by rival political factions.
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King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Dies at 88; Reigned 70 Years

October 13, 2016

The king, one of history’s longest-reigning monarchs, was a unifying figure in a deeply polarized country.
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