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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Coup leader Prayuth gets Thailand king's backing to run the country

    Posted May 26th 2014, 01:20pm by AP

    ... by a royal endorsement yesterday to run the country after last week's coup, Thailand's junta leader warned citizens not to cause trouble, not to criticise and not to protest- or else face ... Adulyadej officially endorsed Prayuth to run the country in a royal command that called for "reconciliation among the people". Television footage showed Prayuth, standing to attention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519626/thai-king-appoints-army-chief-new-junta-head-following-coup
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai king endorses junta leader Prayuth as prime minister

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:35am

    ... in the coming weeks, although power will remain firmly in the junta’s hands. “His Majesty the King has endorsed General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister to govern the country from this day onwards,” ...

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

    Thai junta leader appointed new prime minister by hand-picked parliament

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:51am by AP

    ... For several years before that, he held the position of army chief, a post many regard as one of the country's most powerful. Thailand's military has a history of intervening in politics ... democratic institutions have been entirely dismantled, and the country's authoritarian rulers have crushed all dissent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578345/thai-junta-leader-general-prayuth-chan-ocha-voted-prime-minister
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... 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 ... in the run-up to polls next year.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1569245/thai-legislature-meets-first-time-after-appointment-military-junta-after
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    UN decries Thailand’s harsh punishments for royal slurs

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:38pm by AFP

    ... allegations revived, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said. "We are seriously concerned about the prosecution and harsh sentencing of individuals in Thailand under the country's lese majeste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577859/un-decries-thailands-harsh-punishments-royal-slurs
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Four couples barred from taking surrogate babies home from Thailand

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:17pm by AP

    ... orders to take the babies out of the country, a process that could take months. Thailand's immigration police spokesman Colonel Voravat Amornvivat said the Bangkok airport's immigration ... an infant out of the country, it has to be proven that the infant is travelling with or accompanied by the parents. And due to the recent surrogacy issue, the authorities are stricter in keeping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1574485/four-couples-barred-taking-surrogate-babies-home-thailand
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra returns home as legal threat lingers

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

    ... is convicted of dereliction of duty. Yingluck, who went shopping at a hypermarket near her home yesterday morning, admitted some people might have questioned whether she would return to the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1571441/former-thai-pm-yingluck-shinawatra-returns-home-legal-threat-lingers
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints interim assembly

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok Thai military leader appoints interim assembly Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has selected a 200-member National Legislative Assembly to act as the nation's parliament before possible future elections, while maintaining absolute authority over the country. The assembly, endorsed yesterday by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, will meet for the first time on August ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564515/thai-junta-leader-prayuth-chan-ocha-appoints-interim-assembly
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Revamping Thai Airways will test business acumen of military junta

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Reuters

    ... the country's troubled flagship airline as the first state enterprise to undergo reform, an exercise that will test their unproven business acumen and ability to separate politics from commerce. Thai ... on Thursday. The success or failure of Prajin, who has little practical experience in running a business, will have wider implications for the government. The junta needs to assure foreign investors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557064/revamping-thai-airways-will-test-business-acumen-military-junta
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... in charge of the country as head of a provisional government until elections are held some time next year, a legal adviser said yesterday, outlining details of an interim constitution. A member ... minister. Asked at a news conference whether Prayuth would continue as leader of the country under the interim charter, Wissanu Krea-ngam, a legal adviser to the junta, said: "The constitution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557713/prayuth-can-stay-power-until-elections-held-thai-legal-adviser-says

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