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Teachers Charged for Asking Junta to Respect Free Speech

Nov 19, 2015

Teachers Charged for Asking Junta to Respect Free Speech
Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — Police have charged eight academics with violating the junta’s ban on “inciting unrest” for a recent conference at which they told the regime to stop clamping down on free expression in universities.

Prayuth Warns Obama Not to Trust Reports of Rights Abuses

Nov 19, 2015

Prayuth Warns Obama Not to Trust Reports of Rights Abuses
Sasiwan Mokkhasen
Staff Reporter

MANILA — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha said he told U.S. President Barack Obama today that concerns about human rights violations in Thailand were partly based on inaccurate news presented by people with bad intentions.

Handshake Heralds More Tactical US Approach to Junta

Nov 08, 2015

Handshake Heralds More Tactical US Approach to Junta
Pravit Rojanaphruk
Senior Staff Writer

BANGKOK — Activists and academics say they are confident that U.S. policy toward the military government of Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha will be adjusted but not drastically changed after what appeared to be a cordial meeting late last month between Prayuth and the new U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Glyn Davies.

Yingluck Rice Subsidy Trial to Stretch Through End of Next Year

Oct 29, 2015

Yingluck Rice Subsidy Trial to Stretch Through End of Next Year
Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — It will be November 2016 before the last witness testifies in the malfeasance trial of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her government’s subsidy for rice farmers, according to the details of an agreement reached today between the prosecution and defense.

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