Southeast Asia Fault Lines: Thailand’s Southern Provinces

Southeast Asia is often viewed as a dynamic region, home to several of Asia’s tiger economies. But look a bit closer, and the region is replete with internal tensions—some between countries, but most within countries.
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Thailand’s soldiers of political fortune

In the lead-up to Thailand’s July 2011 election the tough-talking army chief, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, weighed into the political debate, insisting that voters should defend the king and elect ‘good people’.General Prayuth hoped, no doubt, that his efforts to sway popular sentiment would lead to a victory for the embattled Democrat Party
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Unaccountability remains two years after crackdown on Red Shirts

Two years after the crackdown by the Thai military on Red Shirt protestors, the government has not arrested or charged any soldier or official for the deaths and injuries committed, Human Rights Watch said this Tuesday during a press conference. The organization called for the withdrawal of an amnesty bill submitted to Parliament that would protect those involved in the 2010 abuses from prosecution.
According to the Defense Minister, Mr. Jatuporn said he had received an inside information from the American intelligence agency which, he claimed, that another coup was in the making and slated to take place in April.
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“Who will stage the coup?” (Army chief denies UDD backed rumours)

According to the Defense Minister, Mr. Jatuporn said he had received an inside information from the American intelligence agency which, he claimed, that another coup was in the making and slated to take place in April.
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Thai army chief dismisses rumours of coup

Thai army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday emphatically dismissed rumours signalling a possible coup after the July 3 election, urging politicians not to try to drag the military into politics.
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Defence Minister says Military won’t interfere in next election

The military will remain neutral and will not interfere in the July 3 general election, Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon said, urging political factions in political parties not to draw the military into politics.
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Thailand and Coup: Never say Never

Thai soldiers salute as a coffin of their comrade killed in a recent car bombing is flown home from the troubled Yala province in southern Thailand March 2, 2011.

Thailand justifies Viktor Bout’s extradition

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Thailand will clarify with Russia over…