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Ratchanok carries Thailand’s hopes for badminton gold at Asian Games

With badminton powerhouses China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia sending the world’s best players, Thai shuttlers’ chances of clinching badminton gold at the Incheon Asian Games look slim. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha

Asia’s Newest Strongman: Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayuth

Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha   BANGKOK –  As a boy, he was handsome and always picked up litter off the street. Today, he is a tireless public servant, collecting a pittance of $ 12.50 per day as he leads a nation of millions. He takes no holidays. He takes no guff. He recently tried […]

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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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Renewed emphasis on mega-projects and counter-corruption needs renewed emphasis on public procurement law

Will Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha Turn Off Thailand’s Graft Pipeline

Renewed emphasis on mega-projects and counter-corruption needs renewed emphasis on public procurement law   BANGKOK – Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has quickly embraced infrastructure development as the Kingdom’s economic salvation, and counter-corruption as the country’s political deliverance. But will the government’s sweet-sounding words and grandiose plans alone break the cycle of government officials and […]

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The generous cash incentive has been offered for the men’s team by a Thai sports magazine publisher who is a big football fan

Thailands National Football Players Promised $1.7 Million Bonus

The generous cash incentive has been offered for the men’s team by a Thai sports magazine publisher who is a big football fan   BANGKOK – Thailand’s footballers will share a $ 1.7 million bonus if they take gold in the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, the head of the kingdom’s football association said […]

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General Udomdej Sitabutr

General Udomdej Sitabutr to Become Thailand’s New Army Chief

Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army General, Prayut Chan-O-Cha (3rd from left) and Lt General, Udomdej Sitabutr Commanding General of (2nd from left) Also present is Pravit Chitnarapong (3rd from left), Managing Director of Black Canyon (Thailand).   BANGKOK – Thailand’s military Junta released the names of the incoming heads of various branches of the […]

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Thailand’s boxers raring to step into the Incheon ring

After perhaps the most turbulent period ever in Thai boxing, national fighters are hoping to put controversies over the past three years firmly behind them by punching their way to glory at the Asian Games. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Sports

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Deposed former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand’s Attorney-General Declines Prosecution of Yingluck for Controversial Rice-Pledging Scheme

Deposed former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra   BANGKOK – Thailand’s Office of the Attorney- General (OAG) on Thursday decided not to indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for malfeasance in a controversial rice-pledging scheme, but set up a joint committee to conduct further investigations. The OAG and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will set up […]

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Thailand’s ranking up 6 places to 31st

Despite its prolonged political crisis, Thailand advances six places to 31st position among 144 economies included in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015. The Nation Thailand gradually moved up from 39th in 2011-2012, to 38th in 2012-2013, and 37th in 2013-2014 rankings. The Report’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) showed that Switzerland maintains the […]

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7 observations about Thailand’s new, junta-picked cabinet

General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand's army chief, junta leader and prime minister – among other things. Pic: AP. 100 days after Thailand’s military launched a coup and toppled the elected government of prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the establishment of an interim constitution, a so-called “National Legislative Assembly” (NLA) and its appointment of army chief and Thai […]

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Men and women harvest rice in Ban San Ka Wan, Thailand. Since taking power in a coup in May, the ruling National Council for Peace and Order has been repaying farmers money owed after a government-run effort to control rice markets failed.

Thailand’s Junta Introduces Loans to Help Struggling Farmers

Men and women harvest rice in Ban San Ka Wan, Thailand. Since taking power in a coup in May, the ruling National Council for Peace and Order has been repaying farmers money owed after a government-run effort to control rice markets failed. – BANGKOK – Thailand’s ruling Junta (National Council for Peace and Order) revealed […]

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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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MAHACHAI, THAILAND - AUGUST 18: A Burmese migrant family sorts shrimp at an open-air distribution center in Mahachai, the capital of Samut Sakhon province on August 18, 2012. Labor abuse is most common in unregistered peeling sheds that line area backroads. (Jason Motlagh/FTWP)

Thailand’s Despicable Human Trafficking Record

MAHACHAI, THAILAND – AUGUST 18: A Burmese migrant family sorts shrimp at an open-air distribution center in Mahachai, the capital of Samut Sakhon province on August 18, 2012. Labor abuse is most common in unregistered peeling sheds that line area back roads. (Jason Motlagh/FTWP)   BANGKOK – This years parade of horrors in the State […]

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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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Is Thailand’s rubber stamp parliament a sign of things to come?

The Bangkok Post: The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) voted on Monday to accept in principle the 2015 budget bill, with the Education Ministry getting the biggest budget, followed by the Interior Ministry. The members voted 183 in favour, with three abstentions. … Defence spending, which typically increases in Thailand after a coup, grew 5.3% from […]

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