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Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. Pic: AP.

Prayuth on democracy in Thailand

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 11:30AM UTC Comments Off Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. Pic: AP.

Prayuth on Friday night as per the MFA translation: Thai people hope to see a good future for the country whereby benefits are distributed equally to all—not only to certain groups. They hope to see the return to a strengthened democratic system—with proper institutions to safeguard the principles of rule of law and legal state, true public...

The Thai post-coup government: The junta’s shadowy cabinet

By Mon, Jul 07, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. Pic: AP.

Since the military coup of May 22, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) - the military junta’s formal name - spent its first weeks seizing and establishing full control over the branches of government power. The sole executive and legislative powers at the moment lie in the hands of the generals and their advisors - with the notable exception of the judiciary (i.e. Constitutional Court) and the supposedly "independent" government agencies like the Election Commission and National Anti-Corruption Commission, all having played a role with at least exacerbating Thailand's political deadlock that ended with the coup d'etat....

Suthep’s gaffe will haunt the junta

By Mon, Jun 30, 2014 9:29AM UTC Comments Off Suthep Thuagsuban (left), General Prayuth Chan-Ocha

After Suthep revealed that he had been communicating with Prayuth for four years,* Thai Rath‘s political analysis on June 25 wondered whether Suthep was calling in his chits as summarized below: Suthep revealed that he has been discussing with Prayuth since 2010 about removing Thaksinocracy [Thai Rath then summarizes the Bangkok Post article including the...

Suthep claims ‘in talks with Prayuth’ since 2010 to plot Thai coup

By Mon, Jun 23, 2014 7:30PM UTC Comments Off Suthep Thuagsuban (left), General Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Former opposition politician and anti-government protest leader Suthep Thuagsuban claims to have been in talks with Thailand's army chief and coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha to topple the governments associated to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra "since 2010", according to local media....

Thai junta dictates that it was an intervention, not a coup

By Mon, Jun 16, 2014 6:00PM UTC Comments Off Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at a press conference. Pic: AP.

Last week, National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) spokesman Werachon Sukondhapatipak spoke to the FCCT. ...

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