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Soldiers sent to help flood victims down south

BANGKOK, 5 January 2012 (NNT) – Soldiers have been ordered to give assistance to and take care of flood victims in Southern Thailand, while more troops are ready to be deployed for flood relief if any area needs more help. General Yuthasak Sasiprapa, the Defence Minister, says a number of soldiers have already been in […]Read More

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Thai police probing suspicious 169 bodies found in Rayong

BANGKOK, 19 August 2011 (NNT) – Thai police is investigating 169 bodies found in burial grounds of three temples in the eastern province of Rayong after it has been rumoured that the corpses belong to those killed in military crackdown against the United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD). Legal Affairs and Litigation Office Commander […]Read More

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Thai Defence minister, army chief visiting restive south

BANGKOK, 18 August 2011 (NNT) – Defence Minister General Yuthasak Sasiprapa and Army Chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha are scheduled to visit the southern provinces of Songkhla and Pattani in order to follow up on the operation in the restive south. General Yuthasak, General Prayut and their entourage will be travelling to the deep south to […]Read More

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Thai Army ‘accepts’ election result

Thai National army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha will not make any political comments while the new government is being formed, according to the secretariat of the army. His intention was made known to news reporters on the military beat by the army secretariat on Monday. It coincided with the statement by outgoing Defence MInister Gen Prawit […]Read More

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Thailand ex-coup leader poll disappointment

Matubhum Party leader Sonthi Boonyaratglin on Sunday attributed his party’s poor performance to the sentiment in favour major parties. Sonthi. who led the 2006 coup when he was the Army chief, said he was disappointed at the balloting outcome. Based on unofficial vote count, Matubhum might not win any constituency seats in the South even […]Read More

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Thai Army Gen Prayuth urges voters to back the ‘good

Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha has called on the electorate to turn out in force for the July 3 general election and vote “good people” into parliament to protect the monarchy and change the country for the better. Gen Prayuth’s comments were televised yesterday on Channel 7 and Channel 5, when he urged the public to […]Read More

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Thailand’s Deep South poised for more violence after crackdown on

A combined forces of 150 police and soldiers raided a warehouse in Yala’s Old Market area and confiscated two truckload of foreign cigarettes and tens of thousands of litres of petro, officials said. Fourth Army chief Lt Gen Udomchai Thammasarojrat confirmed the operation and said a number of agencies were involved. “Massive amount of smuggled […]Read More

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Thai Army Chief Prayuth warns Pheu Thai

Tensions rise as Army chief fumes after soldiers on anti-narcotics mission are threatened Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha issued a stern warning to the Pheu Thai Party yesterday, raising pre-election tension after a Bangkok Pheu Thai candidate and his men allegedly threatened soldiers on an anti-narcotics mission. In one of his strongest remarks yet to […]Read More