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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... Reuters, AFP in Bangkok Military leaders in Bangkok suspend constitution and media broadcasts, declare night-time curfews and a ban on gatherings and order political protesters to return home Bloodless military coup in Thailand Thailand’s army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha took control of the government in a coup and suspended the constitution on Thursday, saying the army had ...

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    Thailand’s military declares martial law in wake of deadly protests

    Posted May 20th 2014, 07:11am by Reuters

    ... to restore order after six months of street protests that have left the country without a proper functioning government, but denied that the surprise move amounted to a military coup. While troops patrolled the streets of Bangkok, the caretaker government led by supporters of self-exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra was still in office, military and government officials said. Ministers ...

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    Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha voted prime minister by hand-picked parliament

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:51am

    ... on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics. The army seized power on May 22 ... by Thailand’s king. In the weeks leading up to the coup Prayuth denied rumours that the military was planning to take control, but a Reuters report in May revealed the army had a plan ready that ran ...

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    Thai legislature meets for first time after appointment by military junta after coup

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:53pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Legislative body dominated by active and retired military officers convenes in Bangkok, as Thai junta makes moves towards a return to democratic rule Thailand’s military-dominated legislature has held its first meeting, taking another step in the country’s slow return to electoral democracy after more than two months under the junta’s rule. The 197-member National ...

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    Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra returns home as legal threat lingers

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:12pm by Reuters

    ... 7 for abusing her power by transferring a top state official. The military ousted her government in a coup on May 22. She faces jail and a political ban if the rice case goes to court and she ... said. The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) says the rice-buying scheme, the flagship policy that brought Yingluck to power in 2011, had incurred billions of dollars in losses that she ...

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    Thailand's military launches Operation Cheer Up amid round-up of activists

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:33am by AP

    ... address of military ruler General Prayuth Chan-ocha is now called Bringing Back Happiness to the Nation. It is prefaced with a song Prayuth commissioned called Return Happiness to Thailand. ... Associated Press in Bangkok Military pushes feel-good campaign while it rounds up political activists Junta launches Operation Cheer Up Cheer up, Thailand. That's an order. ...

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    US rebukes Thai military junta over coup and urges immediate elections

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

    ... 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 ... Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday urged leaders of Thailand's military coup to release detainees and hold immediate elections. "We urge the Royal Thai Armed Forces to release those who have ...

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    Military coup officials seek ways to revive Thailand’s faltering economy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 06:54pm by Reuters

    ... and warned against any anti-military activities. On Sunday, the army council sent 5,700 troops and police into central Bangkok to stop anti-coup protests, which were mostly limited to small ... Reuters in Bangkok Coup leader to discuss economic proposals this week The military junta running Thailand has drawn up a list of emergency measures such as price caps on fuel and loan ...

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    Thailand's army chief warns military may act to end political violence

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... brother Thaksin Shinawatra have swept every poll since 2001. The military may be needed to come out... to restore peace and order GENERAL PRAYUTH CHAN-OCHA But commission secretary general Puchong ... of military action The chief of Thailand's army warned yesterday that his troops "may use force" to quell political violence, after three people were killed in a grenade and gun attack ...

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    Thai military rulers appoint anti-Thaksin advisers

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:57pm by Reuters

    ... are getting back to normal, the military also relaxed a night-time curfew brought in after it seized power in a May 22 coup, and is expected to speed up efforts to get the economy moving again after ... and the tough job the military government faces reviving an economy on the brink of recession. The team of advisers announced in a brief statement late on Tuesday included a former defence minister, ...




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