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  • August 23, 2014

    Prayuth must not forget what Thais want

    ... trust than the roadblocks manned by his soldiers. Thailand's situation is different from that after the 2006 coup and the 2010 crackdown on the red shirts. The current deadlock is sticky, considering the relentless protests against the Thaksin regime. This means that, if the NCPO lets down those who trust...

  • August 22, 2014

    Reform path still uncertain as Prayuth hops onto tiger's back

    ... end up being declared dead on arrival. It will be interesting to see who makes it into the Prayuth Cabinet. The Suthep-led group, the yellow shirts, the multi-coloured shirts and even the red shirts are feeling uneasy with developments. It appears that the military has taken all matters into its own hands without listening...

  • August 22, 2014

    Move to block Prayuth becoming PM

    ... He said the public was obviously against corruption and he did not think they would stay idle if there were irregularities. However, red-shirt movement spokesman Thanawut Wichaidit said he did not believe the NLA's scrutiny of the new government would be serious or sincere. He said most of the...

  • August 22, 2014

    First family keeps low profile

    ... Thanya and Nittha. Early this year, Sudchai Boonchai, a leader of the Friends of Thaksin group, put a message on his Facebook page urging red shirts to take Prayuth's daughters hostage if he staged a coup. He later apologised to Prayuth. Recently, a newspaper reporter was blasted by Prayuth...

  • August 21, 2014


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  • August 21, 2014

    Korkaew congratulates Prayuth, calls for lifting of martial law

    Korkaew also called on Prayuth to lift the martial law, saying there has been no political violence recently. He said the lifting of martial law would return to normalcy. Korkaew urged Prayuth to form his Cabinet as soon as possible so that his government would implement what Prayuth has promised...

  • August 18, 2014

    Junta has started well, but next phase tougher: Abhisit

    ... wants an amnesty law, but such a blanket amnesty law is unlikely to be passed because it would create turmoil, as it did last year. "I think the red shirts who seem to be quiet so far are waiting their time. Now they are waiting to see what the NCPO will do - and whether they will get what they want [in...

  • August 17, 2014

    Thaksin orders Pheu Thai, red-shirt leaders to forgive and forget: report

    It quoted a Pheu Thai source as saying that Thaksin wanted the Pheu Thai and red-shirt leaders to forgive and forget and end the conflicts during the tenure of the junta. The Nation

  • August 16, 2014

    Smooth taste, funky label

    ... cafe and bar on Soi Ekamai 24. Guests arriving at the event, who included several of Thailand's best known street artists, were gifted a black T-shirt and a choice of Fairey's patterns to screen on it. "We have collaborated with many famous artists since 2010," commented Narat Watcharapetch, assistant...

  • August 14, 2014

    With ripples of discontent, can Prayuth keep control

    ... Prayuth Chan-ocha seemed "very confident" that he would be able to "handle" the situation and felt he had power over the participants, including red-shirt leaders. Prayuth criticised, complained, at times ordered - as well as poked fun - at the audience. He appeared like a teacher delivering a speech to a...