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Thai junta leader in Europe ‘to collect stamps of approval’

Thai junta leader in Europe ‘to collect stamps of approval’

By Thu, Oct 16, 2014 9:33AM UTC Comments Off Thai junta leader in Europe ‘to collect stamps of approval’

One of the many life lessons one will learn is that you simply can't win over everyone. That's something that Thailand's military government seems to be struggling to cope with, especially when it comes to foreign policy towards the West. ...

Thai leader says polls could be delayed until 2016

By Thu, Oct 16, 2014 9:03AM UTC Comments Off Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at a press conference. Pic: AP.

Thailand's interim prime minister, who seized power in a military coup, has suggested that the country's next elections may not occur until 2016, although he earlier set a target date of October 2015....

Signs that the Thai military is in for the long haul

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:15AM UTC Comments Off Thai coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. 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 Thai coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. 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...

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