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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader apologises for his remarks on bikinis that followed brutal backpacker murders

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:51am by AFP

    ... "under pressure". Thailand's image as a tourist haven was battered by months of political protests that ended in May's army coup and has been further damaged by the murder. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595257/thai-prime-minister-asks-if-tourists-bikinis-are-safe-after-british
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police hunt British man after backpackers murdered with hoe and left naked on beach

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:17pm by AFP

    ... been battered in recent months after a prolonged political crisis ended a coup which saw the army blanket the country with a curfew and strict martial law. Although the curfew was swiftly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593136/naked-bodies-two-murdered-british-tourists-found-thailand-beach
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police question three Myanmese men over murder of British tourists found dead on beach

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:42pm

    ... political crisis ended in a coup. The army swiftly blanketed the country with a curfew and strict martial law, frightening off visitors. Although the curfew was soon lifted from key tourist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593786/thai-police-question-three-myanmese-men-over-murder-british-tourists
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai army's post-coup actions in deep south hardening insurgency, observers say

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:53am by AFP

    ... timed to remind the junta that new political realities in Bangkok had little bearing on the battle for the deep south. The three southern provinces bordering Malaysia are under emergency powers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591877/thai-armys-post-coup-actions-deep-south-hardening-insurgency-observers-say
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai PM Prayuth uses holy water and feng shui to ward off the occult

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Prayuth Chan-ocha has used holy water and feng shui to ward off any occult challenge Thailand's politics of superstition As he prepared to move in to Bangkok's ... of politics should be dictated by the will of the living rather than politicians' belief in spirits and the stars. "It is not uncommon to use astrologers to decide what day and time to stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1588925/thai-pm-prayuth-uses-holy-water-and-feng-shui-ward-occult
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... General Prayuth Chan-ocha yesterday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included. Prayuth was speaking in Bangkok to mark the beginning of a selection process for the National Reform Council. It would draft political and economic reforms, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585341/your-government-needs-you-thai-leader-says-reform-council-open-all
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Murder charges against former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva dismissed

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Relatives of victims of 2010 protest crackdown say decision to drop indictments against Abhisit and his deputy is politically motivated Ex-leader's ... of the victims to criticise the surprise decision as politically motivated. The charges were brought to court under a previous government led by Abhisit's rivals who have since been ousted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581559/murder-charges-against-former-thai-premier-abhisit-vejjajiva-dismissed
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    China, Vietnam back new Thai military government after West's disavowal

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 10:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Army supporters stage protest over Australia's downgrading of ties following coup Vietnam, China back new Thai government China and Vietnam have expressed support ... embassy in protest against the downgrading of relations after last month's coup, which saw General Prayuth Chan-ocha take power after months of political unrest that undermined the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525458/china-and-vietnam-back-military-government-thailand-after-wests-disavowal
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    26 suspects in Thailand charged over alleged plot to attack city

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 08:56pm by AFP

    ... there are armed elements on both sides of Thailand’s bitter political divide. Thaksin, who was ousted in an earlier coup in 2006, has traditionally enjoyed strong support in the northern half of Thailand ... the latest coup. The army says its power grab was necessary to prevent further violence but opponents see it as an attempt to suppress Thaksin’s political dominance. The junta has ruled out holding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580116/26-suspects-thailand-charged-over-alleged-plot-attack-city
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king endorses junta leader Prayuth as prime minister

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:35am

    ... a vicious cycle of political instability but critics say his rhetoric, including nostalgia-tinged references to an agrarian utopia and a “return to morality in Thailand”, is outmoded and threatens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580518/thai-king-endorses-junta-leader-prayuth-prime-minister

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