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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints interim assembly

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

    ... to take any action he deems necessary without fear of prosecution. "This is little more than a puppet NLA," said Kevin Hewison, director of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University ...

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

    Party time again in Bangkok after curfew lifted

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by AP

    ... Yesterday, movie-goers jammed a city centre shopping mall and Bangkok cinemas for the free screening an epic film featuring a medieval king. The junta also engineered a last-minute deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533612/party-time-again-bangkok-after-curfew-lifted
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Arrests as soldiers and police curb Thailand anti-coup flashmobs

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 09:00pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thai police arrested seven anti-coup protesters after a flashmob rally held on Sunday outside a Bangkok shopping centre in defiance of thousands of security ... More than 6,500 police and soldiers were deployed at several sites across the city. In the biggest action of the day, around 20 protesters briefly gathered outside a downtown shopping centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528134/arrests-soldiers-and-police-curb-thailand-anti-coup-flashmobs
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thousands of Thai soldiers and police out in force to deter protest

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 01:33pm by AP

    ... them. The protest fizzled after a couple of hours, and about 60 of the demonstrators regrouped down the road near the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. Soldiers showed up there, too, marching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523186/thousands-thai-soldiers-and-police-out-force-deter-protest
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    US rebukes Thai military junta over coup and urges immediate elections

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

    ... earlier. But there was no sign of any rallies. A man was arrested and another fled when police thwarted their attempt to hold a protest at another shopping centre. One of the men held up a sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522532/us-rebukes-thai-coup-makers-urges-immediate-elections
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Reading takes on a tone of defiance among coup critics in Thailand

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:12am by AP

    ... Journalists and academics have been summoned by the army. Activists have fled. Kasama Na Nagara, who works in the financial sector, said about 20 people had joined the book readings. Saturday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523429/reading-takes-tone-defiance-among-coup-critics-thailand
  7. 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

    ... Centre at the City University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1519646/thailands-army-was-just-bidingits-time-under-pro-thaksin-rule
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai army detains Yingluck, bans 155 key figures from leaving country

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 10:39am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the political divide, including Yingluck and her successor Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisan, were ordered to show up. Military chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha was at the army centre at the same time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1518497/bangkok-quiet-thai-army-chief-summons-ousted-pm-after-world-condemns-coup
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... centres. Both pro- and anti-government protesters are camped out at different places in Bangkok and the army ordered them to remain where they were and not march anywhere to prevent clashes. ... to legitimise this move by the army,” said Pavin Chachavalpongpun from the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University. The caretaker government, wary of the army given its past interventions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1516031/thailands-army-declares-martial-law
  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai government wants more troops stationed in Bangkok as political crisis heats up

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 04:56pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... said Surapong, who heads the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order that co-ordinates the state’s handling of the protests. The “red shirts” are supporters of the Shinawatras ... will bring peace back to the country.” Amongst the charges Yingluck faces is one of dereliction of duty for overseeing a financially ruinous state rice-buying scheme that has left hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1496768/thai-government-wants-more-troops-stationed-bangkok-political-crisis-heats

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