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Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Aug 9, 2016

Thai junta chief Prayuth reiterates election in 2017

Thailand will hold a general election in 2017, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns his military government might delay plans for a return to democracy, days after the country endorsed a military-backed constitution. Sunday’s referendum was seen as the ...

Aug 7, 2016

Philippine leader links 150 judges, politicians to drugs

The Philippine president has publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers and military personnel to illegal drugs, revoked their gun licenses and asked them to surrender for investigation. President Rodrigo Duterte promptly fired members of the military and police he named and ordered ...