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Senate Speaker Silent On 'PM Prayuth' Rumour

BANGKOK — The Senate Speaker has refused to comment on the allegation that Thailand's army chief is being considered as a candidate for the position of Prime Minister.

Today's Front Pages: Thai Newspapers Respond to Martial Law

Yesterday, army commander-in-chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha declared nationwide martial law. Here's how Thai newspapers across the political spectrum responded:

Army Adds PM to 'Mediating Talk' At Last Minute

BANGKOK — In a last minute move, the army invited caretaker Prime Minister Niwatthamrong Boonsongphaisarn to a summit meeting of the country's political leaders to be held at 1:30 p.m. today.

Rights Groups Denounce Military's 'De Facto Coup'

BANGKOK — Various human right groups have slammed the Royal Thai Army's unilateral declaration of martial law, with one prominent right organisation calling the move a "de facto coup."

What Can the Army Do Under Martial Law?

BANGKOK — In a political development that came as a surprise to many on Tuesday, the Thai army announced at 3:00 in the morning that the entire country is now under martial law.

DPA: Army Declares Martial Law in Thailand

By Somchai Kwankijswet and Peter Janssen (DPA)

Crackdown Victims' Families Urge Govt To Ratify ICC Jurisdiction

BANGKOK — Family members of victims of the 2010 military crackdown have renewed their calls for justice, demanding the government allow the International Criminal Court to pursue the pending court cases against those responsible for the crackdown.

Beauty Queen Apologises For "Dirty Reds" Remark

BANGKOK — The winner of Miss Universe Thailand has apologised for the hateful comments she posted about pro-government Redshirts on social media.

Miss Universe Thailand Calls Redshirts "Dirty"

BANGKOK – The winner of a national beauty pageant has caused an uproar on social media after critical remarks about the pro-government Redshirts were discovered on her Facebook page.

UDD Skeptical of Army's Stance On Interim PM

BANGKOK — Leader of the pro-government Redshirts has urged the commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army to explicitly announce that he will not, if offered, accept a job as an interim Prime Minister.

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