June 25, 1987 |
Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger arrived here Wednesday for talks expected to focus on Thailand's defense needs in its confrontation with Vietnamese troops in neighboring Cambodia.
June 12, 1990 |
Thailand's defense minister, Gen. Chavalit Yongchaiyudh, resigned Monday, threatening a government crisis and raising the possibility of military intervention. Political sources said that Prime Minister Chatchai Choonhavan was considering his political options after the powerful military closed ranks behind its former commander, who had joined the six-party coalition Cabinet only in late March.
March 24, 1989 |
King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit presided over a mass cremation Thursday of 165 soldiers, police and defense volunteers killed in Thailand border defense and anti-insurgency incidents last year. The victims included 116 soldiers, 40 defense volunteers, six policemen, two navy personnel and one civilian volunteer, military-run television reported. In the annual rite, the king lighted a ceremonial flame during the cremation of the 163 Buddhists at a temple on the outskirts of Bangkok.
September 10, 1985 |
Three leaders of Monday's abortive coup attempt in Thailand have fled to Singapore and asked for political asylum in the United States, the State Department said today. Department spokesman Bernard Kalb said the Reagan Administration is reviewing their applications but added that he could not predict the outcome of the request.
February 22, 2013 |
By the time their rickety boat was rescued last week off the eastern coast of Sri Lanka, nearly a hundred of the weakened passengers had lost their lives - roughly three times as many as survived. The starving people had endured nearly two months at sea, trying to flee the western state of Myanmar where hundreds were slain last year, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. The Rohingya Muslims say they undertook the arduous journey out of fear for their lives. The outpouring of Rohingya from western Myanmar and Bangladesh refugee camps has made the Indian Ocean “one of the deadliest stretches of water in the world,” the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
June 5, 2002 |
Three masked gunmen opened fire on a Thai school bus near the border with Myanmar on Tuesday, killing two teenage students and wounding 15 others. A senior Thai defense official said the shooting in Ratchaburi province, about 12 miles from Myanmar, was probably carried out by one of Myanmar's ethnic minority guerrilla groups and may have been intended to "create more misunderstanding" between the two countries.