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    Prayut shores up support of military

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 11/09/2016

    » The appointment of a "red beret" army chief is being seen by military observers as a calculated move by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to loosen the long-standing grip of the powerful Burapha Phayak clique backed by Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon.

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    About politics

    News, Published on 18/06/2016

    » Election commissioners cannot seem to write a song that makes the whole world sing v The UDD's anti-graft centres are being squashed before they can get going v Pending military reshuffle throws up some interesting rivalries


    Asian bourses up on China stimulus speculation

    Published on 04/05/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets gained ground Monday after a long holiday weekend, energised by a strong finish on Wall Street last week and gloomy Chinese economic data that heightened expectations for more stimulus measures.


    Rapid response rangers take on illegal loggers

    Life, Published on 22/07/2015

    » A rapid response unit of rangers has been set up in response to the rampant poaching of Siamese rosewood ("bloodwood") in Thailand's Eastern Forest Complex. A joint project by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and Freeland, the new unit will step up protection efforts while increasing security for the rangers involved.

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    2nd Army joins illegal logging fight

    News, Prasit Tangprasert, Published on 19/12/2017

    » The 2nd Army Region will join forest rangers in stepping up a crackdown on illegal logging in Thap Lan National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima's Khon Buri district.


    Gen Prayuth takes command

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 01/10/2010

    » Bangkok Post military affairs reporter Wassana Nanuam turns her attention from the outgoing to the incoming army chief.

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    PM rejects talks with Thaksin

    News, Published on 24/02/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday rebuffed former premier Thaksin Shinawatra's offer to hold talks with the government over political divisions, saying he was not paying him any attention.


    Welcome the army pullout

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/09/2018

    » The army has revealed plans for its greatest change of strategy in public memory. Beginning in a year, it will close the bases and shift most Bangkok-based combat units to outlying provinces. The planned move includes most major units of infantry, cavalry and artillery -- troops, tanks and big guns -- as well as headquarters and support units needed to support them. Two well-known regiments are to be completely decommissioned and all their soldiers reassigned.


    Corruption: Same sad story

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 16/08/2012

    » Govt officials & politicians routinely use job to profit from disaster victims, poor rice farmers & forest reserves. Bribes, 50% of government concessions costs.

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    Remembering a brave battle well fought

    News, Published on 19/11/2018

    » The reconstruction of a significant event in the country's history has played out over 19 days to show present-day Thais how a "water battle" led by a monarch honoured with the "Great King" title freed the nation from Burmese occupation.

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