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Thai rubber farmers feel 'betrayed' by military government

Thai rubber farmers feel 'betrayed' by military government The six months of protests in Bangkok that helped bring about the ouster of Yingluck's government were led by Suthep Thaugsuban, a former deputy premier in a government run by the Democrat Party. Suthep, a southerner, called on rubber farmers to help … Full News here – Read […]

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Anti-Thaksin energy reform activists detained by Thailand’s military junta

The Bangkok Post on August 20: Energy reform advocates kicked off their 950km walking campaign from Songkhla’s Hat Yai district to Bangkok yesterday to raise public awareness of national energy policy. The group, called “Partnership on Energy Reform,” started the campaign at the Clock Tower square in Muang Hat Yai municipality, drawing about 100 participants […]

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Abhisit compares the coup and the military junta to Sarit

The Nation on July 9: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday that it was not necessary for the interim charter to grant the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) absolute control because the country was not facing any security threats. Abhisit expressed disapproval of Article 17 in the proposed charter, which he […]

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Clusters pass muster with military regime

Clusters pass muster with military regime Industry clusters are back in favour after the military regime expressed confidence that they would strengthen small and mid-sized enterprises and make larger companies more competitive. The Board of Investment's recent meeting, chaired by National … Full News here – Read more on Bangkok Post

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General Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the US Army Pacific

US General Says Training of Cambodia’s Military will Continue

Gen. Pol Saroeun (R), Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, shakes hands with visiting Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Pacific in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aug. 20, 2014. Cambodian and the United States senior military officials met here Wednesday and vowed to strengthen and expand bilateral ties and cooperation for […]

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Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during the start of a National Legislative Assembly meeting to consider urgent matters including the 2015 Budget Bill, at the parliament in Bangkok August 18, 2014.

Thailand’s Military Boosts Spending on Defense, Education in Draft Budget

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during the start of a National Legislative Assembly meeting to consider urgent matters including the 2015 Budget Bill, at the parliament in Bangkok August 18, 2014.   BANGKOK – Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, stressing that the military had a “limited time” in power before a return […]

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Preecha, other military MPs to declare assets

Lt-General Preecha Chan-ocha, a member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), said yesterday he was ready to declare his assets to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in a bid for honesty and transparency. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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protesters gathered at the fast food restaurant, wore masks with ‘X’ and showed anti-coup placards. About 30 minutes, later the military and police officers were deployed to the McDonald’s, forcing the protesters to stop the activity.

Chiang Rai Military Court Sentences Anti-Coup Protester

Protesters gathered at the fast food restaurant, wore masks with ‘X’ and showed anti-coup placards. About 30 minutes, later the military and police officers were deployed to the McDonald’s, forcing the protesters to stop the activity. CHIANG RAI – A military court in Chiang Rai Province on Thursday sentenced an anti-coup protester, Sarawut Kulmaturapot to three […]

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Preecha, other military NLA members declare assets

Lt Gen Preecha Chanocha, a National Legislative Assembly (NLA) member, yesterday said that he is ready to declare his assets to the National AntiCorruption Commission (NACC) to prove his honesty and transparency. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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An assembly line at a Ford and Mazda joint-venture plant in Rayong province, east of Bangkok. Foreign auto makers began setting up in Thailand in the 1980s, turning the country into the

Thailand’s Military Rulers Look to Past For Answers on Economy

An assembly line at a Ford and Mazda joint-venture plant in Rayong province, east of Bangkok. Foreign auto makers began setting up in Thailand in the 1980s, turning the country into the ‘Detroit of the East.’ – BANGKOK – In the 1980s, Thailand’s military-backed government oversaw a growth miracle, spurred by the development of heavy […]

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Thai Rath: It cannot be denied that this is a military parliament

Sunday’s political analysis in Thai Rath carries a warning for the junta as summarized below: The image of a military* parliament/legislature cannot be denied (ปฏิเสธไม่ได้กับภาพ “สภาท็อปบูต”). There was a quota for the various branches of the military. In the end, at least 100 of the NLA members are from the military and this doesn’t include […]

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Military court to try first civilians

Ex-minister Chaturon and academic Worachet freed on bail, vow to fight Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Apparently, we are all safe now that the military is in control….

Saritdet Marukatat in an op-ed in the Bangkok Post entitled “Safe in the embrace of the military”. Key excerpt: Yet a party held exactly one week after the coup indicated an otherwise benevolent feeling toward the military. The party at a Bangkok restaurant was held to celebrate the birthday of Nataphol Teepsuwan, a PDRC key […]

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Red shirt activist accuses Thai military of ‘torture’ during detainment

Thai red shirt activist Kritsuda Khunasem during on YouTube interview, in which she accuses the Thai military junta of torture during her detainment in June 2014. (Screenshot: YouTube) A young Thai activist for the red shirt movement, who was detained by the military junta shortly after the coup under suspicious circumstances and released after much […]

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Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led the coup and has been serving as de facto prime minister, is widely expected to be named the interim prime minister.

King Approves Military Dominated Legislature

Army commander Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led the coup and has been serving as de facto prime minister, is widely expected to be named the interim prime minister.   BANGKOK -  Thailand’s junta on Thursday appointed a military-dominated interim legislature in another step in the slow return of promised electoral democracy. King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s official […]

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