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Three years after coup, junta is deeply embedded in Thai life

21 May 2017

BANGKOK (Reuters) - On Friday evenings in Thailand, sandwiched between the evening news and a popular soap opera, is a prime-time programme that has been running for three years, or ever since the military took power in a May 22, 2014 coup.

Thai king signs constitution, paving way for election

6 April 2017

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn signed a new constitution at a glittering palace ceremony on Thursday, an essential step towards holding an election that the military government has promised to restore democracy after a 2014 coup.

Thailand seeks new abbot for scandal-hit Buddhist temple

23 March 2017

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's government is trying to get a new abbot appointed to head the country's biggest Buddhist temple, whose former leader is wanted for money laundering, an official said on Thursday.

Thai opposition 'red shirt' says plot to kill PM a setup

20 March 2017

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An exiled "red shirt" opponent of Thailand's junta accused police of trying to set him up after they said they had found a cache of weapons and uncovered a plot to kill the prime minister.

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