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    1. December 4, 2014

      Thai junta bolsters royalist credentials amid crackdown on dissent

      Thailand’s military junta is hammering home its royalist creed ahead of the ailing king’s birthday on Friday, after a rift...

    2. August 31, 2014

      Thailand’s ultra-monarchists export vigilante justice

      DJ Ken slips the replica gun from his bag and shows it to the camera, explaining menacingly that this is his “gift for...

    1. June 9, 2014

      The enduring power of lese majesty

      The Kingdom of Thailand is a piquant place to watch the abdication of King Juan Carlos. While the Spanish head of state...

    2. May 22, 2014

      Q&A: What does the Thai military want to achieve with its latest coup?

      Thailand’s armed forces staged a coup late on Thursday, in the latest twist in the country’s political power struggle....

    3. May 7, 2014

      Q&A: Thailand’s political battles far from settled

      With the advent of Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan, Thailand has got its sixth prime minister in as many years after Yingluck...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      January 15, 2014

      Protesting in Thailand

      Christophe Archambault/AFP An anti-government protester wearing a T-shirt with a picture of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, blows a...

    5. December 9, 2013

      Thai protests continue despite Yingluck calling election

      Varintip Divari made an unlikely revolutionary as she waved a placard amid the protesters around the Thai prime minister’s...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      December 5, 2013

      Thailand celebrates birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

      Ed Wray/Getty Images As Thailand celebrates the 86th birthday Of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, monks stand before a giant...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      November 27, 2013

      All eyes on the government in Thailand

      Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP/Getty An anti-government protester waves a Thai national flag next to a portrait of King...

    8. November 1, 2013

      Patriarch revered for humility

      As they lined the route to Bangkok’s Bowonniwet Vihara temple, the police cadets of the Thai capital were witnessing a...

    9. October 29, 2012

      Yingluck reshuffles Thai cabinet

      Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has consolidated her position with a sweeping cabinet reshuffle nearly 16 months...

    10. July 11, 2012

      Thai king pardons jailed US citizen

      BANGKOK – Thailand’s king has pardoned a US citizen who was jailed for two-and-a-half years last December for insulting the...

    11. December 8, 2011

      US citizen jailed for insulting Thai monarch

      A former Colorado car salesman has been sentenced to five years in a Thai prison for translating an unauthorised biography...

    12. November 21, 2011

      Thai government denies Thaksin return plan

      The Thai government has sought to cool simmering political tensions by insisting it is not seeking a royal pardon for...

    13. November 17, 2011

      Thais fearful of push to pardon Thaksin

      A bitter row has broken out in Thailand over claims that the Thai government is pushing for a royal pardon for exiled former...

    14. September 14, 2011

      Website chief faces Thai lèse majesté case

      Chiranuch Premchaiporn looks an unlikely threat to national security. Yet the diminutive editor of Thailand’s popular...

    15. August 1, 2011

      Thai parliament begins first post-election session

      Thailand’s crown prince has formally opened the new session of parliament but the incoming government of Yingluck Shinawatra...

    16. July 20, 2011

      High time to concede the Thai king can do wrong

      As far as political detainees go, Joe Gordon is not much of a cause célèbre. Mr Gordon, an ethnically Thai US citizen also...

    17. December 16, 2010

      Cables breach taboo on Thai royal family

      Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Thai heir apparent The publication of secret US diplomatic cables by the WikiLeaks...

    18. April 18, 2010

      Thailand’s silence

      Thailand’s foreign minister has done his country a great service. Last week, Kasit Piromya called for an open discussion on...

    19. April 15, 2010

      Thai minister calls for talks on royal reform

      Thailand's foreign minister has challenged one of the country's most lasting taboos by calling for an open discussion on...

    20. April 15, 2010

      Thailand's royal taboo under pressure

      Thailand's foreign minister has challenged one of the country's most lasting taboos by calling for an open discussion on...

    21. April 14, 2010

      Thai royal taboo under pressure

      Thailand’s foreign minister has challenged one of the country’s most lasting taboos by calling for an open discussion on...

    22. March 16, 2010

      Thai premier defies noon ultimatum

      The Thai prime minister refused to bow to a noon ultimatum yesterday to call elections as soldiers in full combat kit faced...

    23. March 15, 2010

      Thai prime minister rules out elections

      The Thai prime minister on Monday refused to bow to a noon ultimatum to call fresh elections as the army in full combat kit...

    24. January 14, 2010

      Faded smiles

      Like Banquo's ghost, Thaksin Shinawatra still hovers at Thailand's dinner tables, boardrooms and cabinet meetings. Few...

    25. January 13, 2010

      Thailand: Faded smiles

      Like Banquo’s ghost, Thaksin Shinawatra still hovers at Thailand’s dinner tables, boardrooms and cabinet meetings. Few...

    26. November 3, 2009

      Two charged over Thai king rumours

      Thai authorities have charged two people with spreading rumours about the health of the king that sent the stock market...

    27. November 2, 2009

      Thailand charges two over rumours about king’s health

      Thai authorities have charged two people with allegedly spreading rumours about the health of the king that sent the stock...

    28. October 18, 2009

      Facing the facts

      Thailand’s stock market, one of Asia’s worst-performing over the past 20 years, went into spasms last week on concerns about...

    29. October 16, 2009

      Thai king's health woes upset markets

      A scare over the health of Thailand's king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors on political risk in a country where...

    30. October 16, 2009

      Jittery markets reflect fears over health of Thailand's totemic king

      A scare over the health of Thailand's king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors about political risk in a country...

    31. October 15, 2009

      Markets reflect fears on health of Thai king

      A scare over the health of Thailand’s king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors about political risk in a country...

    32. October 15, 2009

      Bangkok volatile amid king's health scare

      Most Asian stocks trading outside of Japan climbed to 14-month highs yesterday as optimism about the region's outlook was...

    33. October 14, 2009

      Asian stocks lifted by China trade data

      Asian stocks traded outside Japan climbed to fresh 14-month highs on Tuesday as optimism about the region’s outlook was...

    34. August 24, 2009

      Thai economy emerges from recession

      Thailand has emerged from recession, posting growth of 2.3 per cent in the second quarter, but political uncertainty will...

    35. April 24, 2009

      Thai PM to lift protest ban

      Thailand's besieged prime minister yesterday said that he was prepared to lift a state of emergency within days, but ruled...

    36. April 24, 2009

      Thai leader to lift state of emergency

      Thailand's besieged prime minister is set to lift a state of emergency within days, but has ruled out early elections,...

    37. December 5, 2008

      Thais mark king’s birthday in sombre mood

      A week which began with the fury of anti-government protesters occupying Thailand’s biggest airport ended in a stunned...

    38. December 5, 2008

      An intractable crisis in Thailand

      Thailand was last night waiting on the word of its 81-year-old king to discover how it could extricate itself from an...

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