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No coup taking place, says Defence Ministry spokesman

  THE DEFENCE Ministry’s spokesman Gen. Kongcheep Tantravanich this afternoon (Sept. 28) dismissed rumours of a coup d’etat being mounted while also confirming that this issue was not raised at the Defence Council meeting, Thai Rath newspaper said. Regarding what is being talked about one would have to ask the speakers for the motive for

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Red shirts, activists mark Sept. 2006 coup against Thaksin govt

  RED SHIRT followers and Thalu Fah activists held separate events to mark the Sept. 19, 2006 coup against the elected government of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra amid heavy police presence, Matichon newspaper said this evening. The red shirts gathered at the Democracy Monument with their activity entitled “Red shirts against dictatorship.”  Meanwhile Thalu

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Coups, dissolutions blamed for disruption to partisan growths

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAI POLITICAL PARTIES have never established much growth largely due to unpredictable, capricious disruptions by coups and dissolutions, commented chief opposition whip Suthin Khlangsang today (Feb.25). During today’s floor debate on the constitution’s organic law pertaining to political parties, Suthin remarked coups have been staged at the whims of the

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General election to be held no later than middle of this year: Thaksin

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PREMIER THAKSIN Shinawatra yesterday (Feb. 1) said he did not believe a military coup will occur anytime soon but forecast a general election will likely take place no later than the middle of this year. In Care Talk/Care Clubhouse live podcast programme, Thaksin advised Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to dissolve

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Coup might occur again as ‘only solution’ for besieged Prayut?

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THAILAND’S DEMOCRATIC RULE might possibly be disrupted again by a military coup which would be viewed as “the only solution” for the powers-that-be, said Pheu Thai Party leader Chonlanan Srikaew today (Jan. 26). Chonlanan told reporters at parliament that democratic rule might possibly come to an end due to a

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Anti-Prayut street protesters reminisced on 15th anniversary of 2006 coup

By Thai Newsroom Reporters A MASSIVE PROTEST AGAINST Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha resumed today (Sept. 19) with a ”car mob” procession of automobiles and motorcycles cruising through an inner part of Bangkok and street protesters reminisced on the 15th anniversary of the 2006 coup. The long procession of horn-tooting automobiles and motorcycles ridden by anti-Prayut

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Myanmar sinking into chaos as militias proliferate, warns International Crisis Group

By Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times Washington – A new report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) describes increasing lawlessness and chaos in Myanmar as conflict in the country spreads since the Feb 1 coup, with armed militias proliferating in both rural and urban settings. Some of these militias, armed with hunting rifles and other

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