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Military units to be opened for sale of cheap goods and ‘freebies’

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday he would open all military units in Bangkok and encourage business operators to hand out “freebies” to the public in the New Year. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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The military-run government recently announced it was considering changing the regulations covering joint venture enterprises

Thailand’s Military Proposes Less Foreign Control of Joint Ventures

The military-run government recently announced it was considering changing the regulations covering joint venture enterprises   BANGKOK – Economic woes continue in Thailand with the news that exports are likely to shrink for the second year in a row, and third quarter growth was less than expected. Foreign investors have also expressed concerns about proposed […]

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Military Detains Activists in Chiang Mai at Checkpoint in Chiang Dao District

Siripon Chaipetch and Jindarat Permlarpwirun   CHIANG MAI – Police in Chiang Mai were order by the Thai Army to find and arrested 2 women activist on Thursday night after they took and shared a photo of themselves holding a sheet of paper reading “No Martial Law” and “No NCPO.” The military said free expression […]

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A woman walks past a shoe shop in downtown Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Pic: AP.

28 weeks later: Economic stability comes at a cost under Thailand’s military junta

A woman walks past a shoe shop in downtown Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. Household spending has dropped sharply this year amid high debt levels. Pic: AP. This is the second part in our week-long series reflecting on Thailand six months – or 28 weeks – after the military coup. Click on the links to read […]

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Military MPs refuse to amend Constitution

Military MPs have agreed not to amend Section 436 and Section 59 (F) during the discussions in Union Assembly on November 13. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of Thailand

Gen. Prayuth Defends His Military Coup to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

  Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of Thailand’s military junta and Prime Minister,at international summit in Naypyidaw, Myanmar – MYANMAR – Thailand’s military leader has asked the secretary general of United Nations to “understand” that dire circumstances drove him to stage a coup against the elected government six months ago. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, chairman of Thailand’s […]

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General Prayuth Chan-ocha gives a traditional greeting to foreign chamber of commerce members before a meeting at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok after Coup.

Thailand’s Military Government Once Again Trying to Prevent Foreign Control of Joint Ventures

General Prayuth Chan-ocha gives a traditional greeting to foreign chamber of commerce members before a meeting at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok after Coup.   BANGKOK – Foreign businesses in Thailand are raising the alarm over new proposals to prevent overseas control of joint venture firms operating in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, creating […]

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Thai Military Intensifies Security Measures for Southern Border Schools

Thai soldiers walk past Muslim students while checking security at a classroom in Pattani Province, southern Thailand – – NARATHIWAT – Schools in the three southern border provinces of Narahitwat, Yala and Pattani opened for the second semester of the current academic year today under intensified security measures. Soldiers, police, administrators and defense volunteers have […]

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Thai bomb squad units inspect the site of an explosion at a restaurant in Pattani province

Thailand’s Military Beefs up Security in Pattani after Bomb Attacks

Thai bomb squad units inspect the site of an explosion at a restaurant in Pattani province – – PATTANI – Thailand’s Military beefed up security in the southern border province of Pattani yesterday following separate bomb attacks at four restaurants and bars in Muang district on Friday evening, which killed one waitress and injured two […]

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The US scales down “Cobra Gold” military exercises in Thailand

US Marines march past a Royal Thai Army member after a drill during the annual “Cobra Gold” military exercise at Sattahip Naval Base, Thailand, on February 14, 2013 (Photo: Saksith Saiyasombut) A crucial part in the military junta’s desire to win approval from the international community are its current ties to the United States. But the signs between […]

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People with just one Thai parent can now join military

Under a new regulation approved by the Defence Council, a person can pursue a military career even if just one of his or her parents is Thai. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – National

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The projects involve  auction of contracts to build six electric train routes, procure city buses and build new motorways.

Thailand’s Military Government Approves Mega Transport Projects

The projects involve auction of contracts to build six electric train routes, procure city buses and build new motorways. – – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military stacked cabinet yesterday approved the launch of several mass transit projects that it hopes will convince people to turn to public transport services from driving their own cars   in their […]

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Military outlines sweeping political reforms to NRC

Among its suggestions are direct election of PM, poll winners getting 50 per cent of votes and no statute of limitations for corruption by political office holders Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Rich police and military officers appointed to NLA try to avoid reporting their assets

The Bangkok Post in an editorial earlier this week entitled “NLA lawsuit harms PM” about 28 members appointed to the NLA who were trying to avoid reporting their assets. Key excerpts: A small group in the new legislature is taking a large risk by refusing to report assets and liabilities as ordered. In a stunning […]

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Soldiers inspect rice holding facility in Northern Thialand

Thailand’s Military Government Stops Buying Rice Directly From Farmers

Soldiers inspect rice holding facility in Northern Thialand     CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s military government is changing directions on its agriculture policy, saying it stop buying farm products directly from farmers as state purchases spur overproduction, distort the market and create stockpiles that are difficult to sell. The government will now look at measures […]

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