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Thai junta leader stacks Cabinet with military men

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha AP FILE PHOTO

The general who transitioned from Thailand’s junta leader to prime minister has awarded key Cabinet posts to his trusted allies from the armed forces, the latest in a series of moves that critics say will prolong the military’s grip on power.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai junta leader assumes prime minister post

Thai new Prime Minister Prayuth Chan–ocha pays homage to the late King Nares during an establishment anniversary of the 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen's Guard in Chonburi Province ,Thailand. AP FILE PHOTO

Thailand’s junta leader has officially become the new prime minister following a royal endorsement from the country’s monarch.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

Prayuth Chan-ocha

Three months after overthrowing Thailand’s last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation’s junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military’s grip on power.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Thai army ruler expected to become new premier

Thailand Prayuth Chan-ocha

Three months after overthrowing Thailand’s last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation’s junta leader is poised to step out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military’s grip on power.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN decries ‘harsh’ Thai sentences for royal slurs

Thai army soldiers sitting in a jeep in front of the Royal Thai Police headquarters, adorned with a portrait of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (R), May 20, 2014

  The United Nations’ human rights office has voiced alarm at recent arrests and jail sentences for insulting Thailand’s monarchy, warning of “chilling effects” on freedom of expression under the junta. Since the army seized power from an elected government in May, at least 13 new royal defamation cases have been opened for investigation and [...]

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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