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Thai junta leader says future coups possible 'if something cannot be solved'

Thai junta leader says future coups possible ‘if something cannot be solved’

By Tue, Feb 10, 2015 6:37PM UTC Comments Off Thai junta leader says future coups possible 'if something cannot be solved'

TOKYO (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has told a Japanese newspaper that the military will return to the barracks once a civilian government is chosen, but he stopped short of ruling out another coup "if something cannot be solved" by the new government....

Tongue-Thai’ed! – Tough week for Prayuth ends in another tirade

By Fri, Jan 30, 2015 7:30AM UTC Comments Off Tongue-Thai’ed! - Tough week for Prayuth ends in another tirade

This is part XXIX of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, ridiculous, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. It’s been quite an eventful week in Thailand and a challenging one for the military government. Not only did it feel the need to...

Prayuth blasts US envoy’s remarks, calls himself ‘democratic soldier’

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 11:00AM UTC Comments Off Prayuth blasts US envoy's remarks, calls himself 'democratic soldier'

Thai junta Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha has rebutted a top US diplomat's calls for a more "inclusive" political reform process and the lifting of martial law. The general's response yet again shows the impossible task to convince the world outside of Thailand that everything under the authoritarian rule is normal. ...

Tongue-Thai’ed! – Special Edition: Top 10 things the junta said in 2014

By Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:10AM UTC Comments Off Tongue-Thai’ed! - Special Edition: Top 10 things the junta said in 2014

As you may have noticed, we here at Siam Voices have used our light-hearted Tongue-Thai'ed!-section not as much in 2014 as we would have liked to, since the coup and the ongoing authoritarian rule by the military junta were mostly no laughing matter. However, the generals now in charge of nearly every aspect of life in Thailand are not shy when it comes to sharing their ideas to the population - with varying results....

Thai junta seeks deeper ‘China pivot’, lauds Beijing’s leadership style

By Mon, Dec 29, 2014 8:05AM UTC Comments Off Thai junta seeks deeper 'China pivot', lauds Beijing's leadership style

Thailand's military government is seemingly seeking closer ties with China, as seen with the approval of a big infrastructure project and some odd words by Thai junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha....