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Thai Military Coup Leader Bestowed Role Of Civilian Prime Minister

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha had said after the May 22 […]

August 22, 2014

Thai Junta Chief Defends Constitution; Questions Democracy

dpa BANGKOK — Thailand’s junta chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Friday defended an interim constitution put in place earlier this week. Critics have been quick to raise concerns about specific articles that increase the regime’s unchecked authority, including giving it veto powers and the ability to enact laws and decrees outside the constitutional framework. “As long […]

July 25, 2014