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Thailand Military Monopolizes Power, Crushes Liberty: Sadness, Not Happiness, Rules | Doug Bandow

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel recently urged Thailand’s junta to return power to the Thai people and respect rather than suppress their liberties. The regime angrily denounced his “interference” which “negatively affected the reputation of the country.” General turned prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha proclaimed his fealty to democracy: “I’m …

Key moments in Thailand’s political crisis

Thailand’s 28th prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, served two years and nine months in office before being forced out Wednesday by a court that found her guilty of abuse of power. The decision follows nearly eight years of political conflict between supporters and opponents of her brother, a prime minister forced …

Protest apps bring hi-tech flair to Thai rallies

BANGKOK (AP) — For years, protesters in Thailand have used social media to organize rallies. Now they’re taking smartphones to a new level. Apps have been created that allow phones to help protesters perform the high-pitched, raucous noisemaking that is a staple of Thai demonstrations. More than 70,000 people have …