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Advice on military reform offered to Thailand’s new Defence Minister

Former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has offered some advice to Defence Minister Sutin Klungsang regarding military reform, suggesting that he should not follow everything told to him by the military’s…

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PM says military to be downsized and generals reduced by half within 8 years

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told members of parliament, on the final scheduled day of the censure debate, that the Defence Ministry is determined to reform the military by downsizing the…

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Future Forward party to censure the new government at the first opportunity

The Future Forward party will press for a censure debate against the government to demand military reform, the scrapping of conscription and the revocation of questionable concessions granted to big…

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Representatives of Future Forward, Democrat, Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai and Prachachat parties during the forum on military and police reform organized by Thai PBS Thursday night.

Talks of military reform dominate election campaigning

Reforming the military has become a battle cry for several political parties contesting the upcoming general election. Downsizing the armed forces and cutting back defence budget as well as replacing…

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