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Submarine Budget Taken off Agenda

BANGKOK, July 19 (TNA) – Navy chief Adm Chartchai Srivorakhan took a multi-billion-baht submarine budget request off the agenda of the House committee vetting the 2022 Budget Bill. Adm Chartchai informed the meeting of the special House committee scrutinizing the budget bill of his intention to remove the budget request for two submarines out of […]Read More

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Prayut to work from Defence Ministry with Government House under

Bangkok’s besieged Government House will be closed to all officials and reporters tomorrow, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his deputies will work from elsewhere. Government spokesman, Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri, said today that the Prime Minister will work temporarily at the Defence Ministry, where he will meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his […]Read More

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Prawit confirms submarine purchase

Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has confirmed the navy will buy submarines from China at 12 billion baht each, starting with the fiscal 2017 budget. The purchases would be made one at a time, Gen Prawit said. Full story: Bangkok Post WASSANA NANUAMRead More

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Singapore Defence Minister pays courtesy visit to PM Prayut

BANGKOK, 17 November 2015 (NNT) – The Singapore Defence Minister has paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his official visit to Thailand. Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen met with PM Prayut at Government House on Monday as a part of his itinerary during his visit to the country as a […]Read More

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No coup if draft charter rejected: Defense Minister

BANGKOK, 27 May 2015 (NNT)- Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has insisted that there will be no military coup if the National Reform Council (NRC) does not accept the draft charter as rumored. The Defense Minister said the meeting over the draft charter amendment to be held this Friday is only for the authorities […]Read More

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Thailand, China deepen defence ties

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Xu Qiliang, vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission, agreed on Friday to foster defence relations between their armed forces. The prime minister and ACM Xu explored ways in talks to strengthen ties from intelligence cooperation to arms development, government spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp said. Read more: Bangkok PostRead More

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Ex-ministers defend Yingluck Shinawatra on YouTube

Four former ministers assigned by ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra to answer questions about her government’s rice pledging programme have gone online in her defence. The four took to YouTube after being forced to listen in silence on Friday in the National Legislative Assembly while NLA members read out their questions. They were among nine people that […]Read More

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Prawit welcomes politics-free academic discussions

BANGKOK, Sept 22 — In response to academics’ calls for the free expression of opinions in discussions, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said what was legal could be done. “The NCPO (National Council for Peace and Order) would like to create national reconciliation first. If they are completely academic and free of […]Read More