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Russian premier visits Thailand: More rubles rolling into Prayuth’s regime?

By Fri, Apr 10, 2015 10:00AM UTC 0 Comment

It’s been a while since the red carpet has been rolled out at Bangkok Government House for a foreign leader who isn’t from an Asian country. That hiatus ended mid-week with the visit of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday....

After martial law in Thailand, there is Article 44 – and a backlash against the junta

By Fri, Apr 03, 2015 8:00AM UTC 0 Comment

The removal of martial law in Thailand has not been met with relief, but with more anxiety and criticism – not only from abroad – amid fears of a descent into a fully-fledged dictatorship under Article 44, which gives the junta near-absolute power. Television viewers in Thailand saw their regular programs interrupted Wednesday evening for...

Assuming absolute control: Thai military junta revokes martial law, but…

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015 7:04AM UTC 0 Comment

The good news: the Thai military junta may soon lift martial law, which has been in place for nearly a year. The bad news: it will be replaced by something worse that could give junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha much more power....

Thai junta leader Prayuth moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015 5:44PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister and junta leader has asked the king for formal approval to lift martial law, which the military imposed ahead of a coup last May that overturned an elected government. The monarch's approval is considered a formality....

Thai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015 9:36AM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's transport minister says the country's junta leader may exercise extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions....