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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader voted prime minister by hand-picked parliament

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:51am

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Rubber stamp for General Prayuth Chan-ocha as army chief pushes plans for political reforms before new election next year Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth ... firmly in the junta’s hands. The general has said he plans to press ahead with a year of political reforms before a new election that he said will take place by late next year. “It is designed ...

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    UN decries Thailand’s harsh punishments for royal slurs

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

    ... after the play was staged, suggested that the Thai junta was sending a "political message". "A broad-based discussion is urgently needed to amend the laws to ensure ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Four couples barred from taking surrogate babies home from Thailand

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

    ... was apparently to show how well four children allegedly fathered by the man are being raised in Cambodia. It was not if clear if the adviser was referring to Mitsutoki Shigeta, 24, a Hong Kong ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    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 ... a professor of political science at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, said Yingluck's decision to return to Thailand did not come as a surprise as going into exile would do more harm ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints interim assembly

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

    ... the military, including Prayuth's brother Preecha Chan-ocha, an army commander, and Songkitti Jaggabatara, a former defence chief. People who have held positions with political parties in the past ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand’s junta arrests army general for Bangkok red-light district extortion

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:15pm

    ... as it bids to re-write the constitution and enact political reforms before holding new elections around October next year. ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... Chan-ocha, said it acted to restore order after months of political turmoil as protesters tried to topple the government of then prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. She was forced to step down on May ... Another body, a national reform council, will have a broad remit to draw up political and economic reforms, including the reshaping of national and local government, education, energy policy ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - THAILAND

    Hong Kong package tours to Bangkok halted as threat level is raised to 'red'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:20pm by DANNY LEE, AGENCIES

    ... Danny Lee and Agencies Bangkok tours halted as threat level rises to 'red' Hong Kong travel agencies have started cancelling package tours to Bangkok because of violent ... in the capital in recent days is the worst political violence in Thailand since a deadly 2010 military crackdown on pro-Thaksin "red shirts". It has also raised fears of damage to the economy, ...

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    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 ... to limit the political influence of the Shinawatra family. Prajin said the restructuring of Thai Airways would proceed in two phases, with the first focusing on boosting the efficiency of services ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai ruling junta issues permit for ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra to travel abroad

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... stayed out of politics since the military seized power, according to the junta, known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). "The NCPO yesterday approved prime minister ... in a coup in 2006 and later fled Thailand to avoid prison for a corruption conviction that he insists was politically motivated. The billionaire turned populist politician, who clashed ...




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