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Thai junta's year-long roadmap to elections

Thailand will have to wait for about 15 months or more before elections are held, says junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha as he lays out his road map for reform.

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Thailand faces 15-month wait for elections

In a televised statement, army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said the junta would first start a national reconciliation process to bridge the rifts widened through the nearly decade-long political conflict.

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Tan Hui Yee and Nirmal Ghosh

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BANGKOK (AFP) - A prominent anti-coup activist in Thailand faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted of incitement, computer crimes and ignoring a summons by the junta, police said on Thursday.
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's military is conducting a systematic reshuffle to blunt the power of officials seen as loyal to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra in what seems to be an effort to dismantle his support base and ensure he can never return to power.
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Supporters of Thailand's military junta are trying to hijack a gesture used by demonstrators opposed to last month's coup, saying the three-fingered salute signifies the ills of the deposed government, and not resistance to the takeover. The salute, inspired by the hit film The Hunger Games, has been flashed as a symbol of defiance at street protests in Bangkok since the weekend. The military government, which sent thousands of troops and police onto the streets to stifle public dissent, has warned demonstrators against making the salute.
BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's junta said on Tuesday that it was ending a curfew in the major tourist resorts of Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket imposed after last month's military coup.
CHIANG MAI - He stops in mid speech at the sound of passing cars, glancing warily at the small lane outside the Chiang Mai café. With fingers clasped around an unlit cigarette, he mutters, as if in reminder to himself: "I plan to live my life normally."
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Rice farmers in Thailand are asking the military government to come up with a new market intervention scheme to stem the decline in prices of the grain.
BANGKOK (AFP) - Opponents of Thailand's military coup are risking arrest by flashing the three-finger salute from the "Hunger Games" movies to defy a junta that has banned all public protests.
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - The military junta running Thailand has drawn up a list of emergency measures such as price caps on fuel and loan guarantees for small firms to kick-start an economy threatened by recession after months of political turmoil.
BANGKOK - Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Sunday expressed her gratitude to supporters in a message on social media, Xinhua reported.
BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's military government sent thousands of troops and police into central Bangkok on Sunday to stop any demonstrations against its seizure of power, and some shopping malls and train stations closed to avoid trouble.