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  • OPINION

    Two hats not good

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 07/10/2018

    » When Bangkok got too noisy because of all the criticism about cabinet ministers taking advantage by openly playing politics unfairly, the general prime minister escaped to the North on another scrupulously non-political trip to give away money and be photographed with every local personality and housewife within 20 kilometres.

  • OPINION

    Into the political fray

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 30/09/2018

    » Last June 30, the sometimes-accurate online Wikipedia updated the opening line of its entry on the general prime minister. For the first time, the introduction read, "Prayut Chan-o-cha is a Thai politician..." Before that, according to Wikipedia, Gen (Ret) Prayut was just a retired army general and head of the military junta -- which is what he claimed to be.

  • OPINION

    Promises, promises

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 19/08/2018

    » The general prime minister is off to the South this week. The trip to Chumphon has been planned for a while, so the irony is coincidental.

  • NEWS

    Prayut 'fires' Amlo chief

    News, Published on 15/08/2018

    » Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked Section 44 of the interim constitution Tuesday to dismiss Anti-Money Laundering Office secretary-general Romsit Weeriyasan from his post.

  • NEWS

    Rough road ahead

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 21/01/2018

    » The general prime minister, aka the politician who used to be a soldier, is strolling into a battleground and exhibits no sign he is aware of it.

  • NEWS

    Project Singapore gathers pace

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 23/04/2017

    » Bangkok is a semi-province under the central regime, "governed" (literally) by a police general, Aswin Kwanmuang. He was working at City Hall when the general prime minister tapped him on the shoulder last October and dubbed him Baron of Bangkok, lord of all that the military regime doesn't want to bother with.

  • NEWS

    Prayut invokes S44 to make Anan mayor of Pattaya

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 17/02/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appointed a police general as the new Pattaya mayor in an order announced yesterday.

  • NEWS

    New military leaders join NCPO ranks

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 01/10/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appointed four new armed forces leaders as members of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), with the incoming army chief Chalermchai Sitthisart becoming the new NCPO secretary-general.

  • NEWS

    Prayut, Zuckerberg to meet on Oct 30

    News, Aekarach Sattaburuth, Published on 18/10/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said Facebook chief executive officer and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet him during a visit to Thailand on Oct 30.

  • NEWS

    Sansern to repair government's image

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 28/09/2016

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has decided to put his government spokesman in charge of the Public Relations Department to shore up the government's image as the premier has been frustrated with the media's failure to report positive messages about his government's work.

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