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Thai junta leader pats reporter on head, tugs his ear

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:59AM UTC Comments Off Thai coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military-installed prime minister, known for scolding journalists, is trying a new tack: patting their heads and tugging their ears....

28 weeks later: Prayuth, censorship and the media in post-coup Thailand

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 10:34AM UTC Comments Off Thai coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Pic: AP.

Since his time as army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s relationship with the media has been strenuous at best. Now as the coup leader and prime minister he constantly in the limelight, and his gaffes are under more scrutiny than ever. On the other hand, the media itself is facing stringent censorship....

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 Junta leader and Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. 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...

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