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Military charges are harsh and unfair: Sombat

ANTI-COUP activist Sombat Boonngam-anong says it is unfair for him to be put on trial in a military court to face two charges including instigating unrest, as he is a civilian. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Thailand’s Military Puts High-Speed Trains Back on Agenda

  BANGKOK – Thai military junta, or the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has approved two high- speed train projects intended to link Thailand and southern China, local media reported Wednesday. A 737-km route from northeastern Nong Khai province to Map Ta Phut in eastern Rayong province and a 655-km one from Chiang […]

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Thailand’s Military Puts High-Speed Trains Back on Agenda

  BANGKOK – Thai military junta, or the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has approved two high- speed train projects intended to link Thailand and southern China, local media reported Wednesday. A 737-km route from northeastern Nong Khai province to Map Ta Phut in eastern Rayong province and a 655-km one from Chiang […]

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Military officials to dominate National Legislative Assembly

Up to 140 of NLA’s 220 members to be from armed forces : source Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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Military officers, ex-senators expected to have strong role

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) will mostly comprise of active military officers and former senators, sources said yesterday. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Military orders evacuation of all Thais from Tripoli | Bangkok Post: news

Military orders evacuation of all Thais from Tripoli | Bangkok Post: news The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has ordered the immediate evacuation of all 1,500 Thais in Libya as fighting between pro-government forces and militant groups escalates. These photos distributed by the state-owned Mcot show Thai … Full News here – Read more […]

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At least 100 military in NLA: source

At least 100 senior military officers are tipped to be selected as members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), an NCPO source said. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Politics

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General Prayuth Chan-ocha, center, addresses reporters at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters

Paranoia and Conspiracy, Thailand Under Military Rule

General Prayuth Chan-ocha, center, addresses reporters at the Royal Thai Army Headquarters   BANGKOK – Two months after the military coup, the Thai junta continues to interrogate, detain, and persecute activists, journalists, and academics. The period of “attitude adjustment”, as the military dictatorship calls these arbitrary detentions, may vary from a few hours to seven […]

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Thailand’s Media Calls on Military Council to Ease Restrictions

Thailand’s media frequently ranks near the bottom of press freedom indexes and there is no sign of an imminent improvement.   BANGKOK – Thai media organizations called on the military government on Monday to ease restrictions after the junta said it would shut down news outlets putting out what it considers critical coverage. The military […]

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Thai military junta tightens grip on media, issues gag order

This photo taken off the TV screen shows the blue screen with military crests that replaced all TV programming in Thailand last month. Pic: AP. Thailand’s military government has further tightened its grip on the country’s media by banning criticism of the junta, threatening to shut down the offending media outlet and legal consequences. The […]

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The new local officials will be appointed by the EC and two-thirds of them are required to be current or former bureaucrats with the "senior" rank of C-8

Military Junta Further Centralise Power By Suspending Local Elections

The new local officials will be appointed by the EC and two-thirds of them are required to be current or former bureaucrats with the “senior” rank of C-8   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s military Junta has suspended local elections and announced plans to replace elected officials with bureaucrats in a move that further centralizes its […]

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Military airspace open to airlines | Bangkok Post: business

Military airspace open to airlines | Bangkok Post: business He said with the flexible use of airspace in place, pilots will not have to make a detour around Phitsanulok when they fly from Bangkok to Khon Kaen. A source in Thai Airways International (THAI) also voiced agreement with the move, saying it will … Full […]

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Soldiers use a crane to lift an aft section of a helicopter retrieved from a pond following its crash in Prey Sar village at the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, July 14, 2014

Helicopter Crash Kills 2 Cambodian Military Generals

Soldiers use a crane to lift an aft section of a helicopter retrieved from a pond following its crash in Prey Sar village at the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, July 14, 2014   PHNOM PENH -  Two generals who led the helicopter unit of Cambodia’s air force were killed in a crash Monday, […]

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More than 100 troops trudged past surprised tourists along the white sands of Patong Beach on the popular southern island of Phuket to evict vendors who for years have cluttered the wide beach, making it nearly impossible to walk in some areas.

Thailand’s Military Chases illega Vendors off Beachs in Phuket

More than 100 troops trudged past surprised tourists along the white sands of Patong Beach on the popular southern island of Phuket to evict vendors who for years have cluttered the wide beach, making it nearly impossible to walk in some areas.   PHUKET – Thailand’s military junta has sent soldiers to one of the […]

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An inspection of rice warehouses launched by Thailand

Military Inspections Uncover Rot, Corruption At Thai Rice Warehouses

An inspection of rice warehouses launched by Thailand’s military government this week thinned supply and drove Thai rice prices to four-month highs   BANGKOK – An inspection ordered by Thailand’s military junta of rice stored in warehouses under a failed multibillion-dollar subsidy scheme has revealed rot and corruption, reports said Sunday. Inspectors found rotten and […]

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