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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Your government needs you: Thai leader says reform council open to all

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by Reuters

    ... all walks of life," Prayuth said, adding that the council would be set up by October 2. "Committees will have to choose people carefully and transparently." The aims ... won every election since 2001, much to the frustration of the elite, who generally oppose him. More than 7,000 people have signed up to join the committee, which will focus on 11 areas ...

  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader General Prayuth allowed to stay in power until elections held

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... for the peace and safety of our country," he said. The interim constitution has provisions for a committee to draft a new, permanent constitution. It is unclear if that will be put to a referendum. ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai elections to take place in October 2015, says junta leader

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 01:47pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... and constitution drafting committee would then work on a long-term charter to take effect July next year. Prayuth said in televised speech that a general election would be held around three months after ... environmental, judicial and other matters and give its recommendations to the constitution drafting committee. He said the ruling junta “wants to see an election that will take place under the new ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand issues arrest warrant for anti-coup group spokesman

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in a statement. The majority of the arms seized were handed in by people in the central and northeast provinces after a military call for illegal weapons, according to junta spokesman Werachon ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Protesting Thai reader of Orwell's 1984 dragged off by police in Bangkok

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AP

    ... mall in central Bangkok. A Thai reporter who witnessed the lone man reading Orwell's classic said he was taken away by half a dozen plainclothes police. The reporter said the man held ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Curfew in force across Thailand after military seizes power in bloodless coup

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:57pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... “red shirts” had mostly vacated their rally site on the western outskirts of the capital by thursday night but rival anti-government protesters did not appear to leaving their central Bangkok ... leaders in Bangkok declared a night-time curfew across the country and ordered all radio and TV to suspend normal programmes “Under martial law, the National Peace Keeping Committee prohibits ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court gives PM more time to prepare defence in abuse of power case

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 02:08pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... and the Election Commission has yet to set a new date. The latest turmoil has dented tourism and depressed business confidence, causing the central bank to cut its economic growth forecast for this year to 2.7 per cent. In January, it was expecting 3 per cent and last October, before the protests flared up, it had forecast 4.8 per cent. The Bank of Thailand’s monetary policy committee meets ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai economy likely to suffer further with Yingluck toppled and political stand-off continuing

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:57pm by Bloomberg

    ... fragile economy. The governing stalemate remains the biggest risk to Thailand’s economy, which expanded 2.9 per cent last year, central bank governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul said. The University ... was one  the main election policies of Yingluck’s Puea Thai party , and she  led a committee that oversaw the initiative. Agriculture accounts for 8.3 per cent of gross domestic product ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    US rebukes Thai military junta over coup and urges immediate elections

    Posted May 31st 2014, 02:23pm by AFP

    ... and soldiers flooded central Bangkok yesterday to pre-empt further protests. Security was tight around a normally busy Victory Monument where protests flared earlier in the week. The overhead railway ... to a small group of soldiers standing around a military vehicle with a loudspeaker on top. Trucks and police also lined the road near a central shopping mall where demonstrations took place a week ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THAILAND

    Thailand’s army was just biding its time under pro-Thaksin rule

    Posted May 26th 2014, 07:09pm by MARK THOMPSON

    ... in mid-2010 that left nearly 100 dead. They are also widely believed to have close ties to the People's Democratic Reform Committee that has led the anti-government protests in Bangkok over ...




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