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Army boycotts Lazada over promotional video clip

ARMY Commander-in-Chief Gen. Narongphan Jitkaewthae today (May 9) ordered all army units nationwide to refrain from ordering products from Lazada eCommerce platform over a promotional video clip criticised for negatively referring to the monarchy, Matichon newspaper said. At the daily meeting of the Army Operations Centre Gen. Narongphan also prohibited Ladaza’s delivery vehicles from entering

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China’s army 30 years behind Western military

China’s vision of having a world-class army by 2049 has been widely discussed and publicized. However, military experts have questioned this vision owing to several distinct weaknesses plaguing the Chinese PLA (People’s Liberation Army). Chinese PLA is currently the world’s largest active military force. It traces its roots to the 1927 Nanchang Uprising of the

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Myanmar’s army chief challenges Biden, and bets big on China

(Bloomberg News) – By seizing power on Monday, Myanmar’s generals are providing US President Joe Biden with an early test of his efforts to counter the appeal of China’s authoritarian model in Asia. Army chief Min Aung Hlaing, who was bumping up against a mandatory retirement age this year, already faces sanctions from the US

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Thai army denies using Twitter accounts for information operations

THE Thai army denied using almost a thousand Twitter accounts for alleged information operations against political opposition figures which the giant microblogging and social networking service cited as the reason for blocking them, Amarin TV reported this afternoon (Oct. 9, 2020). In its blog post Twitter said the following: “Investigation uncovered a network of accounts

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