The military government in Bangkok is offering more subsidies for rice farmers, who are struggling in the face of low prices. The junta hints the opposition is behind the price slump, but economists say it's more down to oversupply.
Thailand's military government says it wants to hold elections early next year, after the generals cemented their control over the state and its institutions. Some observers say the "Thai people's patience has run out."
Cambodia has recently reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with Thailand. New railway lines in the region are expected to give a fillip to economic activity.
With Thailand gripped by a dramatic effort to rescue a young soccer team from a cave, the deep divisions within society were brushed aside. But experts say that kind of national solidarity is unlikely to be permanent.
The Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant after ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear for the verdict in the case regarding her rice subsidy scheme. Thai media reports the politician fled to the Middle East.
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