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Military helps woman get money back from ‘friend’

SWASVADEE SANGDUMPA, a resident in Bang Bua Thong district, told how the Damrongdharma centre helped her collect a debt from a former friend who still hadn’t paid her after five years. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Signs that the Thai military is in for the long haul

The Bangkok Post in late August: ACM Prajin said Wednesday the next general election would occur in early 2016. Wassana in the Bangkok Post last week entitled “Prayuth’s tactical transfers pave way for long tenure”. Key excerpts: With a hint delivered during his weekly address last Friday, National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and […]

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Anti-coup protesters gesture three-finger signs next to a banner with a drawing of the army chief and coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as reporters take pictures outside a shopping mall in Bangkok June 1, 2014. reuters/Damir Sagolj

Thailand’s Military Denies Torturing Under Martial Law

An anti-coup protester is taken away from the site of a gathering by Thai soldiers in Bangkok   BANGKOK – Thailand’s government is denying that anyone detained since martial law was declared in the kingdom has been tortured. But two rights groups say they have collected evidence that indicates there have been a number of […]

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Five arrested, two sought for killing of military officers in 2010 violence

Police have arrested five men for their alleged involvement in an attack during the 2010 political violence that resulted in the deaths of five military officers, including Colonel Romklao Thuwatham. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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This is good news for tourists who want to stay in Thailand legitimately for a longer period of time

Thai Military Junta Changes Visa Regulations to Boost Tourism Yet Tightening Loopholes

This is good news for tourists who want to stay in Thailand legitimately for a longer period of time     CHIANG RAI – Thai authorities have implemented new visa regulations aimed at boosting tourism and tightening loopholes often abused by those who want to extend their stay. Previously, tourists from 48 countries, including the […]

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Prayuth’s Cabinet: military men in diverse portfolios

Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s dreams may have come true now that he has put soldiers – perhaps one too many – in positions of power. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Nearly a third of the 32-strong Cabinet are senior military officers

Premier General Prayuth Chan-ocha Stacks Cabinet with Military Officers

Nearly a third of the 32-strong Cabinet are senior military officers – – BANGKOK – Thailand’s coup leader and newly appointed Premier General Prayuth Chan-ocha on Sunday (Aug 31) received royal endorsement for a Cabinet stacked with soldiers, as the military extended its reach into the kingdom’s politics. Nearly a third of the 32-strong Cabinet […]

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New Cabinet: Military runs the show with civilian support

New Cabinet: Military runs the show with civilian support Here is the Bangkok Post's morning story on the new cabinet written by two of our most senior reporters: Wassana Nanuam who covers the Thai military and Pradit Ruangdit, veteran political reporter who is also head of Thai Journalists Association. Full News here – Read more […]

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PM puts faith in military and ex-bureaucrats

12 of 33 in Cabinet from armed forces t ensure Prayuth’s roadmap stays on track Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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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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