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National Council for Peace and Order Chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha talks to members of the National Legislative Assembly at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Monday. Pic: AP.

Signs that the Thai military is in for the long haul

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:15AM UTC Comments Off National Council for Peace and Order Chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha talks to members of the National Legislative Assembly at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Monday. Pic: AP.

The Bangkok Post in late August: ACM Prajin said Wednesday the next general election would occur in early 2016. Wassana in the Bangkok Post last week entitled “Prayuth’s tactical transfers pave way for long tenure”. Key excerpts: With a hint delivered during his weekly address last Friday, National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and...

Term of the day : Unelected council of notable worthies

By Sun, Sep 07, 2014 10:11PM UTC Comments Off Suthep Thuagsuban (left), General Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Reuters: Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included. Prayuth was speaking in Bangkok to mark the beginning of a selection process for the...

7 observations about Thailand’s new, junta-picked cabinet

By Mon, Sep 01, 2014 6:45AM UTC Comments Off National Council for Peace and Order Chairman Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha talks to members of the National Legislative Assembly at the Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Monday. Pic: AP.

One hundred days after Thailand’s military launched a coup and toppled the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the establishment of an interim constitution, a so-called “National Legislative Assembly” (NLA) and its appointment of army chief and Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister, Thailand now has an interim cabinet. King Bhumibol Adulyadej...

Thai court dismisses murder charges against Abhisit and Suthep

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 7:00AM UTC Comments Off Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, right, pictured with former Deputy Premier Suthep Thaugsuban in 2010. Pic: AP.

Thailand's Criminal Court has dismissed murder charges against former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his then-Deputy pPM Suthep Thuagsuban for their roles in the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010. ...

Thai junta leader Prayuth takes over as prime minister

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014 1:54PM UTC Comments Off Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has officially become the new prime minister following a royal endorsement from the country's monarch. ...

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