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  1. 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

    ... 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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    Revamping Thai Airways will test business acumen of military junta

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

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Unproven in business, military leaders seek to revive struggling carrier Thai Airways revamp to test junta Thailand's new military rulers have singled out ... also oversees economic matters for the military government, said on Friday a detailed restructuring plan aimed at returning the carrier to profit would be considered by the board at a meeting ...

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    Thailand's military government seeks stronger regional ties as West backs off

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok Junta seeks stronger ties in region as West backs off Thailand's military government is shoring up diplomatic ties with Asian neighbours to provide a counterweight ... temple on the border. Neighbours know it is of benefit to take a soft approach to the Thai military ANALYST KAN YUENYONG The May 22 military takeover drew swift international condemnation ...

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    Former minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan new party to oppose Thai military

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok FT-HD leader says his group aims to unite dissidents around the world Former minister forms new party to oppose military The former leader of the toppled Thai ruling party yesterday launched the first official opposition group to the nation's new military regime, bidding to draw together dissidents within the country and outside its ...

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    Don't call this a coup, say Thailand's military rulers

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:23pm by BLOOM

    ... this a coup, say junta leaders Thailand's military rulers have a message for an international community concerned about their recent takeover of the country: it's not a coup. Having used the threat of military trial to stifle criticism of the junta in the Thai press, schools and on the streets, army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha is sending diplomats to explain the situation to foreign ...

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

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

    ... 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. The military junta that seized power last month has no plans to restore civilian rule any time soon. But it has launched a campaign to bring back something it says the divided nation desperately needs- ...

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

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

    ... for Thailand's new military government, an army spokesman said, after several foreign governments voiced disapproval of the coup. Army supporters held a small gathering yesterday at the Australian ... relationship with Thailand and that they hope the situation will return to normal quickly," said Yongyuth Mayalarp, a spokesman for the military's National Council for Peace and Order. ...

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    Thai military launches ‘bring back happiness’ campaign after coup

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 03:07pm by The Guardian in Bangkok

    ... festivals across Bangkok to “bring back happiness” to the Thai public following last month’s military coup, includes selfie opportunities, free food, hot meals, dance performances and the chance ... food and drink and can watch the army sing and dance. The campaign is by order of General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took control of Thailand two weeks ago in a military coup that has been ...

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

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

    ... 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 ... with officials at economic ministries, take in longer-term measures such as the development of special economic zones on the borders with Myanmar, Laos and Malaysia. The military toppled the remnants ...

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    US rebukes Thai military junta over coup and urges immediate elections

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

    ... 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 ... conference in Singapore. "Until that happens, as US law requires, the [Department of Defence] is suspending and reconsidering US military assistance and engagements with Bangkok," he said ...




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