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Thai junta shoots down proposal to slash defense spending

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The country spends among the most on defense in Southeast Asia and recent big purchases have drawn criticism in a state riddled with inequality and corruption

DEFENSE SPENDING. In this file photo, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha arrives at Government House before a cabinet meeting in Bangkok on August 9, 2016. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Funeral held for Thai cadet at center of army abuse scandal

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:05 AM

There is mounting pressure on Thailand's army to explain what happened to 18-year-old Pakapong Tanyakan

Supicha Tanyakan, the sister of Pakapong Tanyakan, a first year cadet in the Thai army, carries his photo during a cremation ceremony in Chonburi on December 10, 2017. A Thai army recruit whose murky death has raised concerns about the treatment of new conscripts suffered physical assault, his family said on December 10, citing the results of an autopsy as they held a funeral for the cadet. / AFP PHOTO / Roberto SCHMIDT

Thai ex-PM Yingluck defies army with selfie and smiles tour

Jun 12, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Yingluck s yim su tour – or fighting with smiles as her aides dub it – carries a message of defiance to the hard pressed northern portion of the country

SMILES. Ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra (C) poses for pictures with supporters as part of her 'fighting with smiles' tour in the northern Thai province of Phrae. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

In Thailand, a thug’s street wisdom

Jul 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Here are nuggets of wisdom from General Prayut Chan o cha the head of the army who grabbed power last May 22 ostensibly to stop Thailand from spiraling into the darkness

Interim Thai government by September: junta chief

Jun 13, 2014 - 3:10 PM

Thai army chief General Prayut Chan O Cha who has not ruled out becoming prime minister himself will not reveal the members of the interim government

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May 22, 2014 - 11:58 PM

PH takes spotlight at WEF 2014 Experts officials gear up for ASEAN economic integration Thai military declares coup