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Students admit insulting Thai royals in theatre play

<b>Two Thai students have admitted insulting royalty in a play they performed about a 1973 uprising.</b><p>Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, and Pornthip Munkong, 25, face up to 15 years in jail under lese majeste laws, which protect the royals from any insults.<p>The play called Wolf Bride featured a fictional king and …

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Murder Charges Dismissed Against Former Top Thai Leaders

A court in Thailand has dismissed murder charges against a former prime minister and his deputy who led anti-government protests that triggered a coup toppling the elected government in May.<p>Thailand's Criminal Court ruled Thursday that it did not have jurisdiction in the case against former Prime …

Thai Citizens Draw the Line at Coup Leaders' Choice of Music

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Eyewitnesses in Thailand are saying that life is more or less going on as normal one day after the …

US Cuts Military Aid To Thailand Following Coup

Although the U.S. provides other forms of aid to Thailand, including $1.3 million for narcotics and law-enforcement, there was around $3.5 million requested for specifically military assistance in 2014. Today's announcement wipes out nearly all of it.<p>Yesterday, Joshua Kulantzick, a senior fellow …