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Thai student protesters test water as anti-gov't anger simmers

Feb 26, 2020 - 8:43 PM

The flickering of protests comes after several years of quiet enforced by military rule, with groups of high school students joining the march into the streets

RARE PROTESTS. Students write messages at a pro-democracy rally against the military government at Thammasat University in Bangkok on February 26, 2020. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thai court dissolves key pro-democracy party

Feb 21, 2020 - 5:43 PM

The nine-member constitutional court dissolves the Future Forward Party, ruling a $6-million loan by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit breached the law governing political parties

DISSOLVED. Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit speaks with fellow members and MPs at the political party's headquarters in Bangkok on February 21, 2020. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Anti-gov't fun run draws thousands of defiant Thais

Jan 12, 2020 - 1:18 PM

The runners wield the 3-finger salute made famous by the Hunger Games franchise to oppose Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha

3-FINGER SALUTE. People take part in a "run against dictatorship" in Bangkok on January 12, 2020. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

Thailand's opposition frontman to lead anti-military rally

Dec 14, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Future Forward Party expects to draw thousands in the late-afternoon rally called by billionaire leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit

Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit speaks to the media before the parliamentary vote for Thailand’s new prime minister in Bangkok in June 5, 2019. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status – judge

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit's removal as an MP means the Election Commission could bring criminal charges that carry serious penalties - including a political ban and imprisonment

NO LONGER AN MP.  In this file photo taken on March 27, 2019, Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit arrives at a hotel for a joint press conference with other political party leaders in Bangkok. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

[ANALYSIS] Elections in the era of charismatic politics

Jun 29, 2019 - 2:00 PM

At the epicenter of this earthquake is a discontented citizenry, and it is as much an agent of change as the unorthodox personalities that have found a way to unlock its swirling passions

Thailand anti-junta party leader faces possible disqualification

Apr 24, 2019 - 9:34 AM

Last month's elections in Thailand remains in dispute after a political party backed by the junta that has ruled Thailand since 2014 and its main rival both claimed victory

UNDER SIEGE. File photo of Future Forward Party leader Thanatorn Juangroongruangkit (in white shirt) arrives at Pathumwan police station to hear sedition charges brought against him by the National Council for Peace and Order, in Bangkok on April 6, 2019. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Rising Thai political star hit with sedition charges

Apr 06, 2019 - 6:37 PM

'We believe we are innocent. I did everything in good faith,' says Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, who heads the youth-oriented Future Forward Party

CHARGED. File photo of Thai tycoon, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party. Photo by  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Maverick tycoon and darling of Thai millennials decries political attacks

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the scion of a billionaire auto-parts maker, is the charismatic frontman of Future Forward, a new party targeting the Thailand urban youth vote with a staunchly anti-junta platform

Thai tycoon, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, greets supporters on arrival at the Office of the Attorney General in Bangkok on February 27, 2019. Thanathorn faces charges over anti-junta speech on Facebook ahead of the March 24 national election.  Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

New Thai political party charged under draconian old law

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:32 PM

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is charged under the Computer Crime Act alongside two other members of the "Future Forward" party over a weekly broadcast on Facebook in June

CHARGED. This photo taken on March 13, 2018 shows Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of new Thai political party Future Forward. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP