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    Govt to discuss local poll readiness

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 11/11/2017

    » The government will call a meeting next week to discuss preparations for local elections, stirring talk that the ban on political activities will be relaxed soon to allow them to take place ahead of a national poll.

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    Silence rewarded

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 05/11/2017

    » The prosecutor of Pattani province officially dropped the army's charges under the criminal defamation and Computer Crime Act laws against three civil rights veterans who had the audacity to detail 54 incidents of torture in the deep South and publish a book about them, entitled <i>Torture</i>.

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    Peak army

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 29/10/2017

    » We have seen Thais come together so many times, but never like that.

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    The Intimidation Game

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 22/10/2017

    » The military government has a propaganda unit. People know this, including reporter-people, which includes us, and editor-people. But they still call the chief manipulator of regime propaganda a "government spokesman". A two-star general whose sole task is to justify military actions without ever admitting an error was possible is also, on all front pages and news broadcasts, a military "spokesman".

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    SMOP is a flop

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 08/10/2017

    » Last Sunday night, an anti-drug squad caught two men carrying 400kg of crystal methamphetamine from Myanmar, ya ice worth 400 million baht on the street. On Monday and on Tuesday, police in Udon Thani and Mukdahan busted two cross-Mekong shipments of compressed marijuana from Laos, now Japan's major weed supplier. Combined, they weighed a tonne.

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    End of Shinawatra era

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/08/2017

    » The curtain has closed on the Shinawatra clan's grip on Thai politics after former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra followed in the footsteps of her fugitive brother Thaksin on Friday by fleeing a Supreme Court ruling for foreign shores, political analysts say.

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    A bitter pill to swallow

    Spectrum, Published on 07/05/2017

    » In December last year, rocker Artiwara Kongmalai completed a 400-kilometre charity marathon to raise funds for Bang Saphan Hospital in Prachuap Khiri Khan. Better known as Toon Bodyslam, the lead singer of rock band Bodyslam ran from Bangkok to Bang Saphan in 10 days during which he hoped to raise 63 million baht. The donations are still coming in.

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    Prayut's trip to US postponed but strategic dialogue on course

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 09/07/2017

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's planned visit to the United States this month has been postponed but both sides insist it will go ahead at a later date.

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    Military reshuffle not just seen as 'power sharing'

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 07/01/2017

    » The reshuffle of top military officers late last year looks to have had a lot to do with the future power of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha rather than just fixing alleged prejudice in military appointments.

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    Surin makes surprise bid for city governor

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 26/06/2017

    » Surin Pitsuwan, a former secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, says he is ready to run in the Bangkok governor election and vowed to turn the city into an international smart city as soon as the regime gives the green light to local elections.

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