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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai PM hints elections could be delayed

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by Reuters

    ... in Milan. "I outlined a road map. The election must come with a new constitution and 11 reform areas," said Prayuth. "Everything depends on the road map so we must see first if the road map can be completed. Elections take time to organise." The army seized power in a bloodless coup following months of tumult- a move condemned by Western nations who urged Thailand ...

  2. 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

    ... an elected government and parliament in a May 22 coup. More than half of the new lawmakers hold military ranks. In their inaugural meeting, they voted unanimously to elect former Harvard-educated ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Overwhelming vote sees sole candidate bolster the military's grip on power Junta leader steps into job as new Thai PM Three months after overthrowing ... the military's grip on power. Thailand's legislature voted overwhelmingly yesterday to name General Prayuth Chan-ocha to the new job. There was little doubt over the outcome since Prayuth ...

  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 ... exact numbers of the detained are hard to gather across remote communities stalked by fear, Anchana says false arrests are a "story that is told many times", hardening mistrust ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    UN decries Thailand’s harsh punishments for royal slurs

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

    ... Thaksin Shinawatra. Thaksin clashed with the royalist establishment before being overthrown in a coup in 2006. New York-based Human Rights Watch said the arrests of the two activists, 10 months ... monarchy, warning of "chilling effects" on freedom of expression under the junta. Since the army seized power in May, at least 13 new royal defamation cases had been opened and other ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai ‘red shirt’ protest leaders to go on trial

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 03:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... of the time should be held accountable. “The military, the security forces were responsible for larger casualties but both sides were clearly responsible,” said Sunai Pasuk, a Thai researcher with New York-based Human Right Watch. Elections last year brought Thaksin’s red shirt-backed Puea Thai party to power and swept his sister Yingluck into office. A proposed amnesty might allow Thaksin back ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Flags burnt in co-ordinated attacks across restive Thai south

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 06:04pm by Associated Press in Pattani, Thailand

    ... insurgent tactics, but flag burnings are rare. The last time Malaysian flags were raised was in 2009 during a visit to southern Thailand by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, said Sunai Phasuk, a senior researcher for New York-based Human Rights Watch. Sunai said it was a mystery why insurgents would raise Malaysian flags. “There is no convincing reason,” he said. Thailand accuses ...

  8. 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

    ... Mark Thompson Mark Thompson says coup could signal the start of a bloody suppression Thai army was just biding its time under pro-Thaksin rule While international condemnation of last ... pro-Thaksin forces from winning elections the following year. Undeterred, the army stepped in again to force a change of government, this time behind the scenes in late 2008 after the occupation ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints interim assembly

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

    ... 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 ... positions and desires." The junta, which seized power on May 22, has said a new election could be held late next year. Almost all the new assembly members are men and more than half come from ...

  10. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai protesters reject new PM, vow to ‘appoint new government’: spokesman

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:20pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Thai opposition 'will take steps towards appointing a new government' following removal of Premier Yingluck Shinawatra from office saying new leader has no legitimacy Thai protesters who have massed on Bangkok’s streets for six months said on Thursday they would appoint a new government, following the removal of premier Yingluck ...




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