The Doi Tung Development Project is held up by the United Nations as a model for ending narcotic drug cultivation and improving the lives of indigenous communities.
Opposition parties have threatened legal action against new seat allocation rules they save have robbed their “democratic front” alliance of a parliamentary majority.
The elaborate coronation ceremony for Thailand’s newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralonkorn, which began on Saturday, finished on Monday with a 21-gun salute.
A monthly Dhamma talk in Phuket has been canceled for fear that the featured speaker, nationalist monk U Wirathu, could incite religious tensions on the southern Thai island.
As ASEAN chair, Thailand looks forward to working with regional partners to advance sustainable development.
Formal talks on the 873 km rail line project began in 2014 but have been delayed due to disagreements over design, financing and technical assistance.
Royal astrologers are in the spotlight as the country prepares for the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn on May 4.
The inquiry is probing claims that authorities mishandled an investigation into 139 mass graves and more than 12 campsites suspected to have been run by migrant-smuggling gangs.
Thailand will use a newly amended law to crack down on forced labor with hefty fines and prison time, a move analysts said could help curb the exploitation of migrant workers.
"There will be fewer people this year for Songkran, but the coronation is a major event for the Thai people and we all must make sacrifices," said Piyabutr Jiwaramonaikun.
The air quality index in Chiang Rai, where Thailand will host the meeting this week, reached levels considered unhealthy, government data shows.
Thailand's "democratic front" of seven parties said it had won a majority in the lower house of parliament after a messy election, and had the right to try to form a government.
The prospect of continuity should reduce uncertainty in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy and encourage foreign fund inflows, analysts and fund managers said.
At opening of Myawaddy-Mae Sot bridge, State Counselor hails close ties and vows to continue working to boost connectivity with Thailand
Across Southeast Asia, social enterprises are helping narrow inequality and create livelihood opportunities, but they need recognition, not regulation.