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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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Thailand’s military junta extends censorship with mass online surveillance

Photo: AP Thailand’s ruling military junta is further tightening its grip on the public discourse by heightening its censorship measures, going as far as reportedly implementing widespread surveillance of Thai online users, mainly to crush criticism at the military government and in a self-proclaimed crusade to crack down on anything that is deemed insulting to the royal institution also known as […]

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Six items top the agenda of interim military regime

Tax reforms, energy reforms, public-debt management, restructuring of state enterprises, investment in infrastructure, and creation of value-added agricultural products are the six priority tasks on the government agenda to restructure the economy during its year-long stint. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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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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