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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.

Nightmare looms for transgender Thais at army draft

6 April 2017

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A group of young transgender Thais sits together in women's clothes behind rows of men, waiting for military officers to call their names and decide whether they must be drafted as soldiers.

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