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  2. Vajiralongkorn - Wikipedia

    The 2017 Constitution of Thailand was approved in a referendum in 2016, and was endorsed by Vajiralongkorn on 6 April 2017, Chakri day, in a ceremony at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. [44] [34] Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said that the office of King Vajiralongkorn had asked for several changes to clauses related to royal power in the ...

  3. Thailand - Wikipedia

    Thailand ranks midway in the wealth spread in Southeast Asia as it is the 4th richest nation according to GDP per capita, after Singapore, Brunei, and Malaysia. Thailand functions as an anchor economy for the neighbouring developing economies of Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia.

  4. Crime in Thailand - Wikipedia

    Official corruption is rampant in Thailand. It ranges from bribery to outright police collusion. The interplay of drugs, prostitution, political paralysis, corruption and collusion, a culture of impunity, international tourism and trade, traditional Buddhist tolerance and tendency to ignore problems has led to an increasingly multifaceted and complex crime epidemic in the country. Juvenile ...

  5. Lèse-majesté in Thailand - Wikipediaèse-majesté_in_Thailand

    Lèse-majesté (a French term meaning "to do wrong to majesty") in Thailand is a crime according to Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code.It is illegal to defame, insult, or threaten the monarch of Thailand (king, queen, heir-apparent, heir-presumptive, or regent).

  6. Thaksin Shinawatra - Wikipedia

    In 2001, Thailand's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score was 3.2 (ranked 61), whilst in 2005, the CPI was 3.8 (ranked 59). A study of governance indicators worldwide by the World Bank gave Thailand a lower score on "control of corruption" from 2002 to 2005 under Thaksin when compared to the Democrat-led government of 1998–2000.

  7. State Railway of Thailand - Wikipedia

    The government's aim is to reduce the nation's logistical overhead, some 1.75 trillion baht, by moving air and road freight to rail because moving a tonne of freight by rail costs 0.93 baht per kilometre compared with 1.72 baht by road, but 86 percent of Thailand's freight moves by road and only two percent by rail.

  8. Prayut Chan-o-cha - Wikipedia

    Prayut Chan-o-cha (sometimes spelled Prayuth Chan-ocha; Thai: ประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา, pronounced [prā.jút tɕān.ʔōː.tɕʰāː]; born 21 March 1954) is a Thai politician and a former Royal Thai Army military officer, who seized power as Prime Minister of Thailand in 2014.

  9. 2020–2022 Thai protests - Wikipedia–2022_Thai_protests

    A Thai media provider was reported to be censoring a foreign news network reporting the protests. [264] A severe state of emergency was declared in Bangkok during 15–22 October, [265] during which the police moved to ban or block anti-government or independent media, together with the Free Youth Facebook page, [266] and seized books ...