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Nom tswv tsis hais pab twg los ua nom los yeej muaj kev noj nyiaj noj txiaj.  twb yog thawj tub puv sawv los ua kiag los tseem muaj kev noj nyiaj qab rooj thiab. yog zoo li no yuav ua cas kho tau Thaib lub tebchaws?  

Ib yam li Hmoob sib txeeb ua Lao Family xwb.  pab twg los ua los kawg noj nyiaj.  

Thaib lub tebchaws mas yuav nyuaj nawb.  yog txhob hais rau ntiaj teb los lawm ntev ntev tias yog tebchaws Ywj PHeej no mas ntshe ib sij tua cov neeg leeb Kasmoos tuag tas li thiab ploj lawm tsis pom li tas li li nawb.

 

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Nom tswv tsis hais pab twg los ua nom los yeej muaj kev noj nyiaj noj txiaj.  twb yog thawj tub puv sawv los ua kiag los tseem muaj kev noj nyiaj qab rooj thiab. yog zoo li no yuav ua cas kho tau Thaib lub tebchaws?  

Ib yam li Hmoob sib txeeb ua Lao Family xwb.  pab twg los ua los kawg noj nyiaj.  

Thaib lub tebchaws mas yuav nyuaj nawb.  yog txhob hais rau ntiaj teb los lawm ntev ntev tias yog tebchaws Ywj PHeej no mas ntshe ib sij tua cov neeg leeb Kasmoos tuag tas li thiab ploj lawm tsis pom li tas li li nawb.

 

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Yog koj tham Thai paus lis tiv mas kuv tas hauv ris lau. Kuv yog neeg Meskas es.

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VHSL, tsuas yog lam coj los tso rau peb sib piv kawm ua ke xwb os.  

 

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VHSL, tsuas yog lam coj los tso rau peb sib piv kawm ua ke xwb os.  

 

Phoom Maib Lub Pha tsham Thai  Na, krav.   Maib Cas pen toob "o" mas tshaim thib nib na, krav.

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AB YA...

Kuv twb hais los lawm os...

TSEEB UA TSIS TAU CUAV...CUAV UA TSIS TAU TSEEB...

 

KEV MUAB RIAM PHOM LOS KAW TIB NEEG QHOV NCAUJ...

KEV MUAB TXIM TXHAUM LOS NIAS TIB NEEG TOB HAU...

YUS TAW 1 TUS NTIV TES CEM LWM TUS TIAS NEEG NOJ

TEB NOJ CHAW...NEEG TSIS NCAJ NCEES...NEEG QIA NEEG...

TAB SIS YUS COV NTIV TES KUV TSEEM TAW 3 TUS ROV

QAB LOS RAU YUS ES CEM YUS TUS KHEEJ RAWS NKAUS
LI YUS CEM LWM TUS NTAG TAB SIS YUS TSEEM PHEM

TSHAJ LWM TUS 3 NPAUG LAWM THIAB...

 

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LWM TUS NEEG TUB SAB TUB NYIAG...

MAG TXHOM, MAG CEM, MAG NTAUS,

MAG UA PLAUB NTUG, CES MUS NYOB NKUAJ...

TAB SIS YOG YUS HO TXIA UA TUB SAB...

LUAG TXHOM TAU TUAV YUS TES...

YUS CIA LI MUAB TEJ NYIAJ TUB SAB ROV TUAJ

THIM ROV QAB...TAS CES YUS HAIS TIAS YUS

DAWB HUV THIAB TSIS MUAJ TXIM TXHAUM LAWM...

 

NTUJ AW...! UA CAS YUAV MUS UA TEJ YAM NIAG

RHUAV PLHU UA LUAJ...

 

IN THIS WORLD...THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO

PLAY ...GOD...

IF A HUMAN BEING DID WRONG THINGS...GOD CAN TAKE

THAT HUMAN'S LIFE AWAY...BUT IF GOD DID WRONG THINGS...

NOTHING HAPPENED TO GOD...

WHY...?

B/C GOD SAYS...I AM THE OLD MIGHTY GOD...EVEN THOUGH

I DID WRONG THINGS...IT WAS STILL BEING RIGHT...B/C I AM

THE LAWS...

...SO WRONG CAN ALWAYS BE RIGHT...

 

KEV TXAJ NTSEJ TXAJ MUAG...

KEV POOB FWJ CHIM...

TSUAS YUAV TAWM NTAU ZUJ ZUS TUAJ XWB...

TEJ NOM TSWV LI HAIS SAUM NOV YUAV POOB NTSEJ MUAG

RAU NEEG NTIAJ TEB TSIS PAUB XAUS...

 

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Neeg no mas muaj qhov tias, txog lawv zeeg lawv twb noj lawm, zaum no txog kuv zeeg yog tsis noj ces khuv xim tag tiam laiv, tsuas muaj ib zaug hauv lub neej xwb.  thaib thiab nplog lawv ntseeg tias lub neej tiag tiag mas, UA PHEM TAU ZOO no nawb.  hos yog hais lus qhia neeg xwb no ces UA ZOO TAU ZOO, UA PHEM TAU PHEM.  ces lawv cov neeg no thiaj pheej UA PHEM KOM TAU ZOO.  tiam sis qhov tseeb yog qhov tseeb.

 

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TEB CHAWS THAIB

&

TEB CHAWS AMERICA...PIB MUAJ TEEB MEEM LAWM...

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The US ambassador to Thailand, Glyn T. Davies, is under investigation for royal defamation after giving a speech criticising lengthy jail sentences from the kingdom's lese majeste law (AFP Photo/Chip Somodevilla)

Bangkok (AFP) - The US Ambassador to Thailand is facing a police investigation for royal defamation after criticising jail terms under the draconian law, as ultra-nationalist sentiment surges since royalist generals seized power.

Under Thai law anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent can face up to 15 years in jail on each count.

Prosecutions have soared since the army, which tags itself as the champion of the monarchy, grabbed power last year.

Record breaking sentences have been handed down in recent months to transgressors, most of whom are regime critics but also include senior officials swept up in nebulous corruption probes.

The Foreign Correspondent's Club of Thailand (FCCT) said it had been asked to cooperate in the probe against US Ambassador Glyn T. Davies.

Police are probing whether a speech he delivered to international media last month at the club "violated article 112 of the criminal code, the lese majeste law".

"The FCCT is cooperating with the police," the club added in a statement.

A senior Thai police source confirmed to AFP that they had received a complaint and were investigating the ambassador's comments.

In a wide-ranging talk to the FCCT, Davies heaped praise on the revered but ailing 88-year-old Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

But he also expressed concern at the "unprecedented prison sentences handed down by Thai military courts against civilians" for alleged lese majeste.

"We believe no one should be jailed for peacefully expressing their views and we strongly support the ability of individuals and independent organisations to research and to report on important issues without fear of retaliation."

A video of the speech is available on the FCCT's YouTube site.

- Envoy misquoted? -

In Thailand any member of the public can make an allegation of royal defamation and police are duty bound to investigate.

Critics of the law say that situation often results in effective witch-hunts, led by ultra-nationalist volunteers who comb through social media and public events for possible breaches of the law.

In recent years the law has also been increasingly broadly interpreted.

Historians have even found themselves facing complaints, often filed by ultra-nationalists, over their writings on past Thai monarchs.

All Thai-based media must heavily self censor when reporting on the monarchy and even convictions under the lese majeste law for fear of falling foul of the law.

Ambassador Davies' comments centred on criticism of the royal defamation law, not the royal family.

Davies spoke for more than an hour at the club on Washington's long relationship with Thailand, saying Washington respected and admired Bhumibol.

"We think he has done so many, many wonderful things not just for Thailand but for the United States and for the region," he said.

But he added Washington was alarmed by recent convictions under the lese majeste law.

AFP has seen a police document detailing the complaint which requests a DVD of Davies' comments as well as a list of names of those who attended the event.

The complaint is made by a member of the public and appears to be based on mistranslated quotes of his English comments.

The letter erroneously says Davies told the audience Washington would help independent organisations research lese majeste "so that they are not afraid".

Ultra-nationalists seized on his remarks and organised a protest led by a firebrand monk outside the American embassy in Bangkok two days later.

Notoriously prickly Thai junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha also threatened trade ties with Washington if the ambassador repeated such criticism.

Like all foreign envoys, ambassador Davies has diplomatic immunity so it is unlikely the probe will lead to an arrest. However, Thailand can rescind his credentials at any time.

The US embassy could not be immediately reached for official comment.

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BY JOINING CHINA'S PROTECTION...

THAILAND TURNED ITS BACK TO THE  U.S.A.

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SamXUSA,

Koj yog ib tug nyiam2 taug txog Xwm txheej politics  es 2,3 hnub no koj puas mloog Asia Xem Lis hais nyob hauv Nplog 2,3 hnub no tus "Xab Tham Nab Kas" zoo li cas lawm, os?

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Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

Thailand has an aircraft carrier

without any aircraft

Business Insider

(US Navy/PH3 Alex C. Witte)


For a brief period in the late 1990s, Thailand was the only country in southeast Asia that possessed one of the world's ultimate symbols of military strength: an aircraft carrier.

 

Its carrier, the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, was meant to be a source of pride for Thailand and symbolize the developing country's power. 

But that was before the late 1990s Asian financial crisis. Bangkok's grand plans for its carrier were significantly hobbled as a result of the region's economic downturn. Commissioned in 1997, the same year the financial crisis struck the country, the Chakri Naruebet — which means "Sovereign of the Chakri dynasty," the Thai monarchy's ruling family — was mostly consigned to sitting in port due to funding shortfalls. 

There are several aircraft carriers in service with Asian militaries, as China, India, Japan, and South Korea have carriers of different sizes. Not wanting to be left out, Singapore is on its way to constructing a carrier, too. 

All this competition has only made Thailand's once-proud carrier look like a bizarre microcosm of the country's dysfunction, rather than the symbol of growing national prestige that it was intended to be.

According to The Diplomat, Thailand's AV-8S Matador (Harrier) accompanying jet fleet was withdrawn from service in 2006, leaving Bangkok with an aircraft carrier without any actual aircraft. Thailand experienced a military coup that same year, along with a second one in 2014.

Thailand ordered its aircraft carrier from a Spain-based shipbuilder in 1992. The vessel was commissioned five years later, in 1997

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(AP/Pornchai)


Crew members salute from Thailand's first aircraft carrier the HTMS Chakri Naruebet during an official ceremony to commission the Spanish-built ship at Sattahip Naval Base in Chon Buri, 70 kilometers (44 miles) south of Bangkok, Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997. The 182.6-meter-long vessel is capable of carrying nine Sea Harrier AV-8S jets and six SH-70B helicopters.

 

Almost immediately, Thailand ran into budget constraints. The Chakri Naruebet was in port far more often than it was at sea. In 2006 its associated air wing was withdrawn. The Harriers that used to be deployed to the carrier are now over 30 years old, and Thailand was the last country in the world to fly first-generation Harrier airframes.

 

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(PH3 Alex C. Witte/US Navy)

Even while operational, the carrier is tiny compared to the larger vessels that India and China posses, not to mention the US's super carrier fleet. It's now the smallest functioning aircraft carrier in the world. Here's how it compares to the USS Kitty Hawk:

 

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(PH3 Alex C. Witte/US Navy)

The Chakri Naruebet was built to carry 9 Harrier aircraft and 14 helicopters, along with a 605-person crew. Many of the aircraft are now decades old, and the carrier reportedly doesn't have a functioning anti-aircraft defense system

 

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(AP/Pornchai)

 

Despite its shortcomings, the Chakri Naruebet has proved useful in humanitarian missions. The Diplomat notes that the carrier was used after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as well as in rescue operations after flooding in Thailand in 2010 and 2011.

 

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(REUTERS/Stringer Thailand)


Tourists climb up to the Royal Chakri Naruebet light aircraft carrier with the help of the Thai Navy from Koh Tao Island after heavy storms in Surat Thani, south of Bangkok March 30, 2011. Severe flooding and mudslides in southern Thailand have killed 21 people, stranded thousands of tourists and threatened to delay shipments of rubber in the world's largest rubber-producing country, authorities said on Wednesday. Thailand's navy sent four vessels including an amphibious landing craft with on-board helicopters to the rubber-rich region to deliver supplies and rescue tourists and villagers in areas severely hit.
 

YUS TXOJ KEV KHAV THEEB YUAJ LOJ THIAB MUAJ PLHUS NPAUM CAS

KUJ TSUAS YOG MUAB XYUAS TIAS YUS NPLUA NUJ NPAUM LI CAS

NO THIAB XWB...

 

THAIB COV NKOJ UA RO.G NOV LUAG HAIS TIAS...YEEJ UA TSIS TAU RO.G.

YOG CIA MUAB SIV PAB NEEG POOB DEJ/POOB HIAV TXWV XWB CES KUJ

YUAV SIV TAU THIAB NO XWB...

 

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Koj yog ib tug nyiam2 taug txog Xwm txheej politics  es 2,3 hnub no koj puas mloog Asia Xem Lis hais nyob hauv Nplog 2,3 hnub no tus "Xab Tham Nab Kas" zoo li cas lawm, os?

Yog koj xav paub ces mus mloog seb lawv hais li cas xwb mas niaj hnub hais 1 ntus no kuj tsis muaj dabb tsi txawv li thiab mas.http://www.rfa.org/lao/daily/politics/no-news-on-sombath-disappearance-12102015234653.html

 

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Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

Thailand has an aircraft carrier

without any aircraft

Business Insider

(US Navy/PH3 Alex C. Witte)


For a brief period in the late 1990s, Thailand was the only country in southeast Asia that possessed one of the world's ultimate symbols of military strength: an aircraft carrier.

 

Its carrier, the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, was meant to be a source of pride for Thailand and symbolize the developing country's power. 

But that was before the late 1990s Asian financial crisis. Bangkok's grand plans for its carrier were significantly hobbled as a result of the region's economic downturn. Commissioned in 1997, the same year the financial crisis struck the country, the Chakri Naruebet — which means "Sovereign of the Chakri dynasty," the Thai monarchy's ruling family — was mostly consigned to sitting in port due to funding shortfalls. 

There are several aircraft carriers in service with Asian militaries, as China, India, Japan, and South Korea have carriers of different sizes. Not wanting to be left out, Singapore is on its way to constructing a carrier, too. 

All this competition has only made Thailand's once-proud carrier look like a bizarre microcosm of the country's dysfunction, rather than the symbol of growing national prestige that it was intended to be.

According to The Diplomat, Thailand's AV-8S Matador (Harrier) accompanying jet fleet was withdrawn from service in 2006, leaving Bangkok with an aircraft carrier without any actual aircraft. Thailand experienced a military coup that same year, along with a second one in 2014.

Thailand ordered its aircraft carrier from a Spain-based shipbuilder in 1992. The vessel was commissioned five years later, in 1997

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(AP/Pornchai)


Crew members salute from Thailand's first aircraft carrier the HTMS Chakri Naruebet during an official ceremony to commission the Spanish-built ship at Sattahip Naval Base in Chon Buri, 70 kilometers (44 miles) south of Bangkok, Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997. The 182.6-meter-long vessel is capable of carrying nine Sea Harrier AV-8S jets and six SH-70B helicopters.

 

Almost immediately, Thailand ran into budget constraints. The Chakri Naruebet was in port far more often than it was at sea. In 2006 its associated air wing was withdrawn. The Harriers that used to be deployed to the carrier are now over 30 years old, and Thailand was the last country in the world to fly first-generation Harrier airframes.

 

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(PH3 Alex C. Witte/US Navy)

Even while operational, the carrier is tiny compared to the larger vessels that India and China posses, not to mention the US's super carrier fleet. It's now the smallest functioning aircraft carrier in the world. Here's how it compares to the USS Kitty Hawk:

 

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(PH3 Alex C. Witte/US Navy)

The Chakri Naruebet was built to carry 9 Harrier aircraft and 14 helicopters, along with a 605-person crew. Many of the aircraft are now decades old, and the carrier reportedly doesn't have a functioning anti-aircraft defense system

 

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(AP/Pornchai)

 

Despite its shortcomings, the Chakri Naruebet has proved useful in humanitarian missions. The Diplomat notes that the carrier was used after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as well as in rescue operations after flooding in Thailand in 2010 and 2011.

 

Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

(REUTERS/Stringer Thailand)


Tourists climb up to the Royal Chakri Naruebet light aircraft carrier with the help of the Thai Navy from Koh Tao Island after heavy storms in Surat Thani, south of Bangkok March 30, 2011. Severe flooding and mudslides in southern Thailand have killed 21 people, stranded thousands of tourists and threatened to delay shipments of rubber in the world's largest rubber-producing country, authorities said on Wednesday. Thailand's navy sent four vessels including an amphibious landing craft with on-board helicopters to the rubber-rich region to deliver supplies and rescue tourists and villagers in areas severely hit.
 

YUS TXOJ KEV KHAV THEEB, KHAV TXIV  YUAJ LOJ THIAB MUAJ PLHUS

NPAUM CAS KUJ TSUAS YOG MUAB XYUAS TIAS YUS KEV MUAJ TX.IAG

NPLUA NUJ NTAU NPAUM LI CAS NO THIAB XWB...

 

YUS MUAJ LUB NKOJ THAUJ DAV HLAU...YUS TWB TSIS MUAJ DAV HLAU

LOS THAUJ, LOS SIV...A NAVY WITHOUT MILITARY AIRCRAFTS/JET FIGHTERS

CES KUJ CUAG LI YUS YEEJ TSIS MUAJ...NAVY ARM FORCE...KIAG LI NO XWB...

 

AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER WITHOUT ANY AIRCRAFT

TELLING YOU THAT YOUR ARM FORCES ARE NOT AS STRONG AS YOU BELIEVE

THEM TO BE...OR...WANT THEM TO BE...YOU CAN NOT OFFEND OR DEFEND IN

THE SEA AND IN THE OCEAN AS YOU WISH YOU CAN...

 

An other word...YOUR NAVY IS VERY WEAK...AND USELESS...

 

THAIB COV NKOJ UA RO.G NOV LUAG HAIS TIAS...YEEJ UA TSIS TAU RO.G.

YOG CIA MUAB SIV PAB/CAWM NEEG POOB DEJ/POOB HIAV TXWV XWB CES

KUJ YUAV SIV TAU THIAB NO XWB...

 

Hahaha...

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THAILAND

Thailand grows old waiting for democracy...

as junta looks for love...

February 4, 2016 ...11:20 PM

Thailand is waiting for a new constitution, waiting for the restoration of democracy, waiting for the succession in its monarchy, waiting for an economic recovery and waiting for rain.

While the junta says it is taking the time and steps needed to unify the Southeast Asian country's polarized political factions, overseas investors have voted with their feet. Applications for foreign direct investment slumped 78 percent in the first 11 months of 2015. Exports have fallen for three straight years.

"The turnoff of the coup-appointed military junta just makes it easy to write off Thailand for direct investment in the near term," said Andrew Stotz, chief executive officer of Bangkok-based A. Stotz Investment Research and former head of Thailand research at CLSA. "The economy has never been the key focus of the junta."

After years of street demonstrations, junta leader-turned Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha preaches unity in his weekly TV show, "Returning Happiness to the People." His long sermons range from strawberry farming to the moral responsibility of youth. Prayuth, who granted himself amnesty for overthrowing an elected government, presents himself as a reluctant leader who must save the nation from itself.

"I am a soldier," he said on Jan. 15. "I was taught to fix the nation's problems, make sacrifices to protect our sovereignty. Sometimes I ask myself who I protect this land for, when people I protect are fighting each other."

By the administration's own measure, the public supports him. A recent nationwide poll of 2,700 people by the National Statistical Office found the government had a 98.6 percent approval rating, according to the Bangkok Post, albeit down from a 99.3 percent figure that was reduced after being mocked on social media.

"It's partly self-deceiving to legitimize their existence, and partly their loss of touch with reality," said Puangthong Pawakapan, an associate professor of international relations at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. "The junta leaders do not see how people now are worried so much and strug.gling with economic hardship."

Government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said officials were working to shore up the economy, including accelerating budget spending, pushing investment projects and launching stimulus measures for farmers and small businesses. Growth in Thailand is projected by the World Bank to slow to 2 percent this year.

"We have to ask those critics whether they've managed the economy before or they just criticize," Sansern said in an interview. "We should distinguish between those critics and those who work on the job."

Most of the political turmoil and the dozen military coups since democracy was introduced in 1932 revolve around trying to create a political system that ensures the army and historical ruling elite retain a grip on how the country is run.

To that end, the junta is drafting the nation's 20th constitution. It's not going well.

The first draft was rejected in September by the junta's reform council, who feared it could lead to more protests. A new committee is due to complete a second attempt in March. Prayuth has promised to hold a referendum on the charter, but said if voters reject it he may just pick another.

"Our efforts in drafting this charter are to prevent the problems we had to undergo in the past," Prayuth said on his Jan. 8 TV show. "We want the people to live and prosper peacefully, and not remain deeply divided as politicians fight for power." Problem is, politicians fighting for power is the bedrock of a democracy.

"One thing that I think is missed in Thailand is about this idea of unity," said Stotz. "The goal should not be unity, but rather creating and following a robust framework for politicians to fight it out."

That balance has eluded Thailand for decades, producing a stop-start economy that gets derailed by politics. When the military took over in May 2014, it ended more than six months of unrest.

"The main achievement of the military was achieved within 24 hours," said Korn Chatikavanij, a former finance minister and a member of the Democrat Party, whose supporters largely cheered the coup. "Subsequent to that they haven't achieved much. But then I never expected much."

Prayuth promised to hold an election in late 2015 but pushed that back because of a delay on the charter. The latest timetable calls for an election in mid-2017.

Several factors could upset that schedule. The draft charter could be rejected again. The junta could change its mind. Public protests could reignite. Or the king could die.

Discussion of the royal succession is taboo in Thailand and criticizing the monarchy is a criminal offense. King Bhumibol Adulyadej is 88 and has been in Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital since May 2015 after a series of lung infections.

"I don't believe Thailand will have an election until the succession is completed and the throne is stable," said Puangthong at Chulalongkorn University. "This is the main objective of the 2006 and 2014 coups. If the king passes away -- the mourning period will be at least one year. The junta will use it to condemn any politicians demanding an election."

Meanwhile, voters on both sides sit and wait. While they may not approve of the military running the country, there's little sign that discontent will spill onto the streets again.

"The public has not reached a tipping point," said Ambika Ahuja, a London-based analyst with the Eurasia Group. "While the regime has done little by way of reforms or growth-positive policy delivery, the dissatisfaction isn't enough to propel change in leadership."

Opponents of military rule, such as a group known as the Red Shirts, may disagree. The Red Shirts backed Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck, whose parties have won every open general election in the country since 2001. Both were ousted by coups.

While Thaksin fled abroad to avoid a a jail term for corruption, his sister faces 10 years in prison over allegations she mismanaged a rice-subsidy program. The siblings say the charges are politically motivated.

Since the coup, the junta has stepped up prosecutions of people accused of disrespecting the monarchy. Rights groups say the law can be used to target political opponents, with cases now heard in military courts that have meted out record sentences.

Than Rittiphan, 23, a student of international relations at Ramkamhaeng University in Bangkok and a member of the New Democracy Movement, which opposes military rule, says his friends have been arrested, harassed, beaten and charged with various crimes -- including insulting the king's dog.

The new constitution will ensure that "the military can step in and try to interfere with politics any time they want," he said. "They're going to try to make sure that the old power like Thaksin or Yingluck or the Red Shirts will not get into power."

Still, China's slowdown and an El Nino-induced drought have ratcheted up economic hardship, especially for the poor.

Rice prices have slumped due to bloated stockpiles, hurting the rice-growing northeast, the powerbase of the Shinawatras. In the south, home to many of the Shinawatra's opponents, the junta has fallen back on the ousted government's playbook and begun buy[quote].ing rubber directly from farmers to boost prices.

Farm subsidies have been restarted, and Prayuth drafted in former Thaksin ally Somkid Jatusripitak as deputy prime minister and economic chief.

For much of Thailand, business goes on, sometimes despite government measures. The junta promised to clear Bangkok's streets of illegal vendors, but many food stalls are still there. Infrastructure projects plod on, and the popularity of Thailand among Chinese tourists following the 2012 hit film "Lost in Thailand," has sent visitor numbers to a record. That's even as exports to China fell 9.5 percent on year in December.

"Despite such a challenging economic environment in Thailand, you might be surprised to see that there are quality stocks delivering strong earnings growth," said Soo Hai Lim, a Hong Kong-based money manager at Baring Asset Management, noting opportunities in tourism and healthcare.

That may not be enough to offset concern that Thailand is falling behind its neighbors.

"If you were a foreign investor, you look at the demography, you look at the educational standard, you look at the natural resources, you look at the size of the domestic market, do you go to Vietnam or do you come here?" Korn said. "There are so many challenges to our competitiveness. Unless we have a government that appreciates this soon we're going to be leaving it too late."

Opponents of the coup say only a return to democracy will bring back investment and return the focus to the economy.

"Wait, wait, wait," said Than, the student activist. "This country is not a toilet that you can put up a sign saying 'under construction.' You cannot wait for democracy."

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THAILAND... IS A NATION WITHOUT SOUL...!...

 

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KASMOOS THAIB

 

TXIJ THAUM THAIB TEB TAU MUAJ...COUP D'ETAT

LOS...TAU LI 1 LUB XYOO TAWM NOV...

TSOOM FWJ TUB RO.G THAIB UAS LOS KAV TEB CHAWS

LAWV TSIS YOG LOS TSIM KHO TEB CHAWS KOM ZOO & TIAJ TUS TIAG

LAWV TSUAS YOG LOS NRHIAV KEV UA PLAUB NTUG

RHUAV TSHEM TOG ...LAV THAJ NPAS YING LUCK & TOG PEJ XEEM TSHO LIAB XWB...

LAWV TSUAS LOS MUAB COV THAWJ COJ MUS UA PLAUB NTUG

THIAB MUAB TXIAV TAWM TSIS PUB LOS UA KASMOOS NTXIV LAWM YAV TOM NTEJ...

 

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THAUM LAWV MUAB TUS...LAV THAJ NPAS YING LUCK...RHUAV TSHEM

THIAB UA PLAUB NTUG TAS LAWM

LAWV THIAJ TSEEM YUAV LOS TEEB TUS CAI...CONSTITUTION...

KOM LAWV KAV TAU TUS KAS MOOS MUS NTXIV LAWM YAV YOM NTEJ...

TUS CONSTITUTION THAIB TSHIAB NOV YUAV TSHEM TAWM

THIAB YUAV TXWV TSIS PUB COV ...NAV KAS MOOS...

UAS YOG...PHAV PHEUA THAIS...KOM LOS UA KAS MOOS

LOS YOG LOS MUAJ FWJ CHIM ROV UA TAU...LAV THAJ NPAS MUS NTXIV LAWM...

 

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KEV LAWV LOS TXWV THIAB TXIAV ...PHAV KAS MOOS THAIB...PHEUA THAIS...

NOV CES NWS MUAJ 3 NQE LI HAUV QAB NOV...

1. NWS UA KOM...PHAV KASMOOS THAIB...PHEUA THAIS... NOV TSIS TAU

SUAB COOB LOS NTAWM COV ...PHUB THIAS LAJ XAB DUAS...

KOM PHAV PHEUA THAIS NOV LOS UA TSIS TAU...LAV THAJ NPAS MUS NTXIV...

2. YOG THAUM PHAV KAS MOOS LOJ TWG SAWV TSIS TAU LOS UA TUS LAV THAJ NPAS

CES KAWG LAWV TAU MUS NRHIAV LWM TUS NEEG SAB NRAUD LOS UA LAJ THAJ NPAS

THIAB UA TUS PRIME MINISTER LAWM XWB...VIM TSIS MUAJ LWM TXOJ KEV TAWM LAWM...

3. YOG THAUM TWG COV PHAV KAS MOO LOS YOG TEJ PEJ XEEM HO ROV TSIS SIB HAUM

DUA CES NWS MUAJ LWM QHAB NAB ...KAS PAUV QHOOS...LOS DAWS TEEB MEEM

THIAB QHIA KOM LAWV YUAV KAV & TSWJ TEB CHAWS MUS LI CAS...

 

TXHAIS TIAS...TSOOM PEJ XEEM TWB XAIV TAU LAWV COV PHUB THIAS LOS MUS

UA HAUJ LWM TSWJ TEB KAV CHAW RAU LAWV LAWM LOS YEEJ TSEEM MUAJ

2-3 PAB NEEG TSEEM MUAJ FWJ CHIM TSHAJ LAWV COV PHUB THIAS

LOS MUS TSWJ COV PHUB THIAS NOV LAWM THIAB...

 

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COV PAB PAWG NEEG UAS MUAJ FWJ CHIM LOJ TSHAJ COV PHUB THIAS

THIAB LOJ TSHAJ TUS LAV THAJ NPA CES TWB TSIS YOG PEJ XEEM XAIV TSA LAWV

LOS MUS LEG LAWV TEJ DEJ NUM NTAWD LI...

NWS TSUAS YOG TOG NOM TSWV TUB RO.G PAB TAM SIM NOV

TSIM TUS ...CONSTITUTION...KOM PAB NEEG TSWJ TEB KAV CHAW TAM SIM NOV

HO TAU ROV LOS TSWJ TEB KAV CHAW MUS NTXIV YAM TSIS MUAJ KEV XAIV TSA KIAG LI...

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VIM LAWV YEEJ PAUB LAWM TIAS...TXOJ KEV XAIV TSA CES

LAWV YEEJ TSIS MUAJ YEEJ HLO LI...

YOG LI LAWV THIAJ TSUAS MUAB TXOJ CAI...CONSTITUTION NOV LOS QUAB YUAM

UA LAV THAJ NPAS RAU THAUM COV PHAV KAS MOOS TSIS SIB HAUM XEEB TUAJ...

 

TXHAIS TIAS...TEJ ZAUM TXIJ NOV MUS LAWM YAV TOM NTEJ

THAIB TEB YUAV TSIS MUAJ CIA TUB RO.G LOS  UA...COUP D'ETAT NTXIV LAWM

TAB SIS TXOJ KEV YUAV CIA TUB RO.G LOS YOG COV QUB NEEG UAS IB TXWM

MUAJ FWJ CHIM TSWV TEB KAV CHAW YAV TAS LOS XWS LI COV...AS MAB TAS YAS...

YEEJ CIA LI MUAJ CAI LOS TSWJ FWM LUB TEB CHAWS RAWS TXOJ CAI

NYOB HAUV...THAI CONSTITUTION...LAWM XWB...

 

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VIM ZOO LI NOV...TOG TUB RO.G UAS LOS UA TUS LAV THAJ NPAS TAM SIM NOV

THIAJ TSIM TSA TUS...THAI NEW CONSTITUTION... 1 LWM DHAU MUS LAWM

LOS THIAJ YUAV TAU MUAB TUS ...NEWS CONSTITUTION...NOV RHUAV TSHEM MUS

VIM THAUM LAWV SAU TAU...TUS NEWS CONSTITUTION NOV LAWM

LAWV YUAV TSUM TAU COJ MUS RAU PEJ XEEM...VOTE...ES YOG DHAU

 MAS THIAJ LI SIV TAU...

THAWJ ZAUG LAWV PAUB TIAS YUAV TSIS DHAU TEJ PEJ XEEM CES LAWV

THIAJ CIA LI MUAB RHUAV TAWM MUS LAWM...

LAWV ROV QAB SAU DUA TUS ...NEW CONSTITUTION TOM 2...LOS NWS KUJ TSEEM

ZOO LI QUB DUA THIAB XWB...

TAB MAS ZAUM NOV...ZOO LI TUS LAV THAJ NPAS TUB RO.G YUAV CIA LI QUAB YUAM

KOM PEJ XEEM LEES YUAV XWB LOS KUJ TSIS PAUB...

 

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MUAJ 1 QHO KUV XAV NTXIV...

TUS LAJ THAJ NPAS TUB RO.G NOV TSUAS XAV LOS NYOB ZOV TOS

KOM TXOG RAU THAUM...HUAB TAIS THAIB LAUS... NOV TAS NWS SIM NEEJ

CES LAWV THIAJ MUAJ CAI LOS MUS TSA TUS HUAB TAIS THAIB TSHIAB MUS NTXIV...

QHOV LAWV PHEEJ NYOB SIB TOS LI NOV VIM HUAB TAIS THAIB TSEV NEEG

YEEJ TSIS SIB HAUM XEEB LAWM...

 

MUAJ 2 TUS TUB KI UAS YUAV LOS SIB TXEEB UA HUAB TAIS MUS NTXIV...

1.  TUS YOG TUS TUB HLOB...RAWS TXOJ CAI TSA HUAB TAIS TSHIAB

TUS TUB HLOB THIAJ LI MUAJ CAI LOS UA HUAB TAIS MUS NTXIV...

TAB SIS VIM NWS YOG 1 NIAG NEEG TSIS TSIM TUS TXIAJ DAB TSI...

CES LEEJ TXIV HUAB TAIS LAUS YEEJ TSIS XAV CIA TUS TUB HLOB NOV

SAWV LOS UA HUAB TAIS THAUM LEEJ TXIV TAS SIM NEEJ...

2.  LEEJ TXIV YEEJ XAV KOM TUS NTXHAIS HLOB LOS UA HUAB TAIS MUS NTXIV

TAB SIS TXOJ CAI TSA HUAB TAIS...HO TSIS PUB TUS NTXHAIS SAWV LOS UA HUAB TAIS TAU LI...

VIM YOG ZOO LI NOV...TUS LAJ THAJ NPAS TUB RO.G NOV TXOJ HAUJ LWM THIAJ YOG

YUAV LOS TSIM TUS...THAI NEW CONSTITUTION... KOM TUS NTXHAIS HLOB MUAJ CAI

SAWV LOS UA HUAB TAIS TAU...

NOV THIAJ LI YOG TUS LAV THAJ NPAS...TUB RO.G...TAM SIM NOV NOV

TXOJ HAUJ LWM QHOV TSEEB LOS NTXEEV THIAB KAV TEB CHAWS ZAUM NOV...

 

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PEJ XEEM THAIB TXOJ KEV TXOM NYEM

DHAU HNUB HMO MUS PEJ XEEM THAIB TSUAS TAU KEV TXOM NYEM ZUJ ZUS

NTAU TUAJ NTXIV XWB...VIM TUS LAV THAJ NPAS...TUB RO.G NOV YEEJ TSIS

TXAWJ NTSE TXAUS YUAV LOS KAV THIAB TSIM KHO LUB TEB CHAWS TIAG...

TUS PRIME MINISTER...PRAYOUTH CHAN-OCHA...NOV NWS LOS UA

TUS TUAM MEEM HUAB...NWS TSUAS LOS KAV THIAB TXIB NWS TEJ TUB TES

TUB TAWS LI NWS TXIB TUB RO.G XWB...

NWS LOS KAV TEJ PEJ XEEM LI PEJ XEEM YOG NWS TEJ TUB RO.G XWB

NWS TSUAS NIAJ HNUB LOS NROG TEJ...JOURNALISTS...SIB CAV SIB CEG

THIAB NWS TSUAS NIAJ HNUB CEM NEEG UA NTSEJ MUAG DUB TXWB TXIG XWB...

 

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THAIB TEB...KEV LAG LUAM POOB QIS HEEV...

PEJ XEEM RAUG KEV TXOM NYEM NTAU TSAV YAM XWS LI

COV NEEG UA LIAJ & COV NEEG COG...RUBBER TREES...

LAWV YEEJ POOB PEEV TAS LI LAWM THIAB RAUG KEV TXOM NYEM VIM

1. NAG TSIS LOS NTAU RAU THAIB TEB...TEJ PEJ XEEM UA LIAJ YEEJ UA

TSIS TAU LIAJ MUS NTXIV LI LAWM...

2. COV NEEG UA TAU ME ME LIAJ LOS YEEJ MUAG TSIS TAU NQI ZOO

KOM TXAUS NYOB TXAUS NOJ...

3. COV PEJ XEEM COG...RUBBER TREES...LOS YEEJ MUAG TSIS TAU

LAWV COV...YAS/RUBBER...LI LAWM VIM NEEG TXAWV TEB CHAWS

TSIS TUAJ YUAV NTXIV LI LAWM...TXAWM YUAV ME ME THIAB LOS YEEJ TSIS TAU NQI

KOM TXAUS LAWV NYOB NOJ...

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LUB TEB CHAWS THAIB...TSIS STABLE/THAJ YEEB THIAJ UA RAU SAWV DAWS

POOB TXOJ KEV LAG LUAM & KEV KHWV NOJ HAUS LI NRAM NOV...

1. COV NEEG TXAWV TEB CHAWS/TOURISTS TSIS TSHUA TUAJ NCIG

TEB CHAWS THAIB LAWM...

2.  COV NEEG NPLUA NUJ LWM TEB CHAWS TAWM KHIAV TEB CHAWS

MUS UA LUAM RAU LWM LUB TEB CHAWS LAWM...

3. LWM TEB CHAWS TSIS XAV YUAV THAIB TEJ KHOOM MUAG TAWM MUS NTXIV

VIM SAWV DAWS TSIS NYIAM TUS ...LAV THAJ NPAS TUB RO.G ...

UA LOS NTXEEV TEB CHAWS KAV...

 

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TUS LAV THAJ NPAS TUB RO.G NOV

NWS LOS TSWJ TEB KAV CHAW ES NWS YUAV TSIS PUB TEB CHAWS

MUAJ...CORRUPTION...NO TAB SIS NWS LOS XWB CEG TWB MUAJ

COV TUB RO.G LOS UA KEV TXHAUM...NOJ NYIAJ TEB CHAWS

YAM TXHAUM CAI LAWM...THAUM LAWV LOS LEG TXOJ KEV

MUS TSIM TXHEEJ HUAB TAIS THAIB THAUM UB 7 LEEJ HUAB TAIS

LOS UA CHAW NCO THIAB TEEV HAWM...

TAB SIS KUJ MUAJ COV TUB RO.G LOS NOJ NYIAJ NOJ TXIA

YAM TSIS NCAJ NCEES LI THIAB...

TAB SIS TXAWM LAWV NOJ NYIAJ TSIS NCAJ NCEES LI NOV LOS

KUJ TSIS POM MUAB LAWV LOS UA PLAUB & RAU TXIM RAU LAWV KIAG LI...

 

VIM LI NOV...THIAJ UA RAU PEJ XEEM YEEJ TSIS NTSEEG SIAB LEEG TWG LI LAWM...

TAB SIS TUS LAV THAJ NPAS TUB RO.G TSEEM KHAV HAIS TIAS

LAWV TSIM TUS...THAI NEW CONSTITUTION ZAUM 2 NOV YOG LOS TIV THAIV

TXOJ KEV NOJ NYIAJ NOJ TXIAJ TXHAUM KEV CAI MUS LAWM YAV TOM NTEJ...

TEJ NOV TSUAS YOG LAM MUAB UA KEV TSIM TXOM RAU TXIM RAU

COV PHAV KAS MOOS THAIB XWB...

 

VIM TXOJ KEV ...ANTI-CORRUPTION...UA MUAB TSO TAU

TUS CONSTITUTION THAIB TSHAIB NOV...TSUAS HAIS TXOG

COV NAV KAS MOOS NKAUS XWB...YEEJ TSIS HAIS TXOG...TEJ GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

THIAB TEJ TUB RO.G KIAG LI...

 

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AN ANGRY/MAD PRIME MINISTER

 

SHOULD HE UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS OF THE THAI PEOPLE

or

SHOULD THAI PEOPLE UNDERSTAND HIS NEEDS...?

 

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NYOB DEB LOS YEEJ NPAU TAWS

NYOB ZE LOS YEEJ NPAU TAWS

TAS MUS LI...

VIM KEV TXHAUM TAB YOG TIM LUAG NKAUS XWB

YEEJ TSIS TIM NWS KIAG LI...

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THAI or FOREIGN JOURNALISTS

ARE BETTER BE CAREFUL...

THAI PRIME MINISTER ...PRAYUTH CHAN OCHA...

MIGHT THROW THINGS AT YOU...!

 

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PRAYUTH...PHEEJ NYIAM TAW TES RAU NWS LUB TOB HAU

THIAB CEM TIAS..." NEEG tsis ntse TSIS MUAJ HLWB..."

XYOV YOG NWS CEM NWS TUS KHEEJ LOV LOS YOG

NWS CEM COV...JOURNALISTS...?

 

HAHAHA...

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ONE OF THE MOST UNHAPPY GENERAL & PRIME MINISTER

IN RECENT HISTORY...

 

YEAH...YOU NEED TO PRAY A LOT...

DON'T FORGET TO ASK GOD or BUDDHA TO GRANT YOU

YOUR HAPPINESS...OK !

 

B/C...THE PEOPLE WON'T GIVE IT TO YOU...

 

HEHEHE...

 

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LAM LUAG TAM...KEV CHIM & NPAU TAWS...

 

RAWS KUV XAV MAS NYOB HAUV PRAYUTH CHAN OCHA

LUB SIAB ES NWS PHEEJ TIAS...

TEJ PEJ XEEM NIM TSIS PAUB NWS & TSIS NKAG SIAB NWS LI NO...

 

YOG QHOV TIAS...

NWS YEEJ TSIS XAV NTXEEV TEB CHAWS
TAB SIS MUAJ TUS TXIB KOM NWS NTXEEV XWB...

 

NWS YEEJ TSIS XAV LOS UA TUS...PRIME MINISTER

TAB SIS MUAJ TUS TXIB KOM NWS LOS UA...

 

NWS THIAJ LAM LOS UA TAM...TXOJ KEV CHIM & NPAU TAWS...!

 

NWS YEEJ HAIS LAWM HAIS TIAS...

TAS ZAUM NOV LAWM...TXAWM NEEG YUAV PES LOS

NWS YEEJ TSIS KAM ROV LOS UA NTXIV LAWM...!

VIM ZAUM NOV

NWS YEEJ TIAS...NWS TWB LOS UA ZOO KAWG

TAS NWS LUB LAJ LIM TSWV YIM & DAG ZOG LAWM NO...!

 

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 "LEADER & POLITICS ARE...HELL...

I'M NOT CARVED TO BE A LEADER...

SO SORRY...! "

"...THOV HLUB KUV THIAB LAUJ

LAWV E...! "

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TUS LAV THAJ NPAS YAV TAS (YING LUCK)

TWB TSIS TAU MUAJ NEEG SIB NTAUS

LOS PRAYUTH TWB TIAS SIB NTAUS LAWM...

 

PRAYUTH TIAS: "...UA CAS SAWV DAWS PHEEJ CEM & TSIS NYIAM KUV XWB

HO TSIS MUAJ NEEG PAB KUV KIAG LI...

KUV KUJ MUAJ SIAB MUAJ NTSWS TIB YAM LI NEJ SAWV DAWS THIAB..."

 

Hahaha...

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NujTxeeg,

Thov Qhuas koj Lub sijhawm Tiag Hos,   Koj nquag mus nqa tej xwm no los pub peb nyeem.

Hais Txog Kas Moss,  2 Xyoo No Tsis Muaj Av, Liaj Teb Ntau  Ua Noj  Ua Haus Lawm, Yog Yug tub Ntxhais Coob Ces Thaum Kawg Yuav Tsis Txaus Sib Faib Ces Yuav sib Txeeb Teb, Sib Ntaus, Sib Tua  Lau.  

Nov Yog Piv Txog Koj Cov kas Moos Noob Huab Tais.

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Facing Mekong Drought, China to Release Water From Yunnan Dam

Facing Mekong Drought, China to Release Water From Yunnan Dam In response to a request from Vietnam, China is discharging water from a dam in Yunnan.

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How America Can Put Thailand Back on Track

BANGKOK — When generals led by Prayuth Chan-ocha ousted an elected civilian government here in 2014, they vowed to restore order and eradicate corruption. But since seizing power, the junta has become increasingly erratic, incompetent and repressive.

The economy is stagnating. The threat of social unrest is rising. The Prayuth government has recently completed a draft constitution that would ensure real power remains in the hands of the military even after a formal return to electoral democracy.

How to set Thailand back on track is a matter largely for Thais. But America, which has been the dominant foreign player in Thai politics since World War II, can help rein in the junta’s increasingly dictatorial ways by isolating it from its support base among traditional Bangkok-based elites.

During the early years of the Cold War, the United States government threw its weight behind the Thai military and the monarchy, treating them as essential allies in its own effort to turn Thailand into a rampart against communism. American assistance started flowing in the early 1950s, with military aid growing as the Communists gained ground in Vietnam.

By 1966, there were more than 25,000 American soldiers stationed in Thailand. Most American bombing missions were flown out of here, and the annual cost of the bombs dropped over North Vietnam and Laos exceeded the size of the Thai economy at the time.

Meanwhile, Washington turned a blind eye to abuses and corruption. The Thai military exaggerated the Communist threat at home to curb dissent, sometimes resorting to political killings and summary executions. Gen. Sarit Thanarat, a staunch American ally who ruled from 1957 until his death in 1963, is said to have amassed over $100 million. Senior generals were involved in the trafficking of drugs grown in northern Thailand and bordering regions.

America’s patronage diminished with the end of the Vietnam War, but its effects remain today. The leaders of the 2014 coup, who came of age during the 1960s and 1970s, appear to look on democracy like they once did on Communism: as a foreign ideology that threatens the network of Bangkok-based royalist elites they were trained to protect.

The generals abhor the alternative power network centering on Thaksin Shinawatra, a telecommunications tycoon turned politician, that emerged in the wake of the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. Elected prime minister in 2001, Mr. Thaksin pursued various economic programs catering to the rural poor. This brought him widespread popularity, which meant he did not need to rely on traditional military and royalist patronage networks. Partly for that reason, the army deposed him in 2006; in 2014, it was his sister Yingluck, elected in 2011, who was ousted. (In both instances, the palace promptly recognized the military governments that took over.)

The military’s methods today also reflect the legacy of past American involvement. The Thai army’s Internal Security Operations Command, which recent military governments have relied on to clamp down on critics, is an offspring of the Communist Suppression Operations Command that was created with Washington’s assistance in the 1960s. Both outfits were implicated in Cold War-era atrocities.

Counterinsurgency and psychological warfare tactics, a centerpiece of American-Thai cooperation in the 1950s and 1960s, inform the junta’s campaign of “returning happiness to the people.” That program also largely amounts to spreading nationalist and royalist propaganda. It subjects critics of the Prayuth government to “attitude adjustment” — junta-speak for harassing, detaining and, some say, torturing detractors.

Yet the United States has done little so far to curb such excesses or pressure the junta into relinquishing power, aside from making an occasional critical statement and freezing a few million dollars in military aid.

The annual American-Thai joint military exercises known as Cobra Gold have continued to be held, if in reduced form, since the coup. Last month at the United States-Asean summit meeting in California, even as President Obama said that America continued “to encourage a return to civilian rule” in Thailand, he posed for chummy photos with General Prayuth.

Washington instead should isolate the Thai military from its traditional backers to deprive the junta of a crucial source of legitimacy and support. Acting with the European Union, Japan and other allies, America should penalize not only the generals involved in the 2014 coup, but also the civilians the government has appointed to its rubber-stamping institutions.

The United States is in a strong position to do so. Wealthy Thais have shoveled assets overseas at an astonishing rate since Mr. Thaksin was brought down in 2006. Their annual investments abroad have increased twelvefold, according to the Bank of Thailand, and now equal one-third of Thailand’s G.D.P. Because of longstanding financial and personal ties to the West, much of this wealth is in the United States and European Union countries.

The junta has been busy deepening economic and military ties with Beijing. But its “China card” is too weak to offset Washington’s continued importance. Thailand’s primary security concerns — terrorism, refugees, a Muslim insurgency in the south — are still best served by cooperating with the United States. And if the country’s conservative elites have fallen out of love with democracy, they continue to favor the West over China for their investments, their children’s education and their holidays.

Taking advantage of this exposure, the United States should lead an effort to subject these elites and the generals involved in the 2014 coup to restrictions on travel and financial transactions.

According to a 2014 update of a classic study published by the Peterson Institute, 16 of the 35 sanctions programs deployed from 1970 to 2014 that were aimed at “modest policy change” were successful. The study also showed that such measures work better when their goal is moderate and when they are used to pressure otherwise friendly governments, rather than enemies.

The sanctions we propose are not aimed at imposing regime change. Their goal is to accelerate Thailand’s return to electoral democracy, which the junta claims to want, and under a system in which elected governments are free of military interference. Thailand’s 1997 Constitution, which is widely seen as the most pluralistic in the country’s history, could serve as a guide.

For decades America buttressed the Thai military to advance its own interests, at the expense of Thailand’s democratic development. It’s now time it try fixing the problem it helped create. As Thailand’s most influential ally, the United States should do what it can to stop the junta from setting the country back any further.

Tom Felix Joehnk writes for The Economist from Bangkok. Ilya Garger is founder of Capital Profile, a Hong Kong–based business research service.

 

 

PRAYUTH CHAN OCHA...IS NOT A POLITICIAN...

HE'S A MILITARY MAN WHO ACTS MORE LIKE A DICTATOR...

HE HAS NO CLUES WHAT...DEMOCRACY IS ALL ABOUT...

HE BELIEVES IN USING DICTATORSHIP TO BRING PEACE & STABILITY TO THAILAND...

HE BELIEVES TO OBEY MILITARY RULERS & KING IS A KIND OF DEMOCRACY...

 

HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO RUN A GOVERNMENT...

HE THINKS RUNNING A GOVERNMENT IS LIKE RUNNING AN ARMY...

HE JUST GIVES ORDERS THEN THINGS WILL BE DONE...

PEOPLE ARE JUST A BUNCH OF ANIMALS FOR THEIR MASTERS TO USE...

THE MASTERS OF THE THAI PEOPLE ARE THE KING AND HIS ARMY...

 

 

ACTUALLY...PRAYUTH THINKS THAT THE ARMY BELONG TO THE KING...

SO PRAYUTH WILL ONLY OBEY THE KING'S COMMANDS...

HE DOESN'T CARE IF THE SALARIES OF THE ARMY ARE PAYING BY THE TAX FROM THE PEOPLE...

HE BELIEVES THAI PEOPLE OWE THEIR LIVES TO THE KING AND HIS ARMY...

 

ACTUALLY, HE WANTS TO PUT ALL PEOPLE WHO DISOBEY HIM

TO JAILS OR EXECUTE SOME OF THEM...

BUT BECAUSE THE CONSTITUTION DOESN'T PERMIT SO HE IS MAD ALL THE TIME...

BECAUSE HE CAN NOT RULE THE PEOPLE WITH THE IRON FIST...

HE THINKS HE'S DOING A GOOD JOB BRINGING PEACE TO THAILAND

BUT WHY PEOPLE ARE STILL NOT HAPPY WITH HIM...

 

TO PRAYUTH...THERE SHOULD BE 3 CLASSES OF SOCIETY IN THAILAND

1. THE KING

2. THE MILITARY

3. THE PEOPLE

SO THE KING AND HIS MILITARY SHOULD RULE THAILAND...

THE THAI PEOPLE JUST RESPECT AND OBEY THE KING, THE MILITARY, AND NOTHING ELSE...

 

PRAYUTH...ONLY WENT TO MILITARY SCHOOL TO LEARN TO SHOOT GUNS,

TO GIVE ORDERS, TO FOLLOW ORDERS, AND TO OBEY & BE LOYAL TO THE KING...

HIS ROLES IN THE GOVERNMENT IS TO TEACH PEOPLE

ABOUT RESPECT, OBEY, AND BE LOYAL TO MILITARY AND THE KING...

 

THE ABOVE FACTS PROVE THAT...PRAYUTH IS ONE OF THE THAI IDIOT RULERS

IN RECENT HISTORY...!

 

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I NEVER UNDERSTAND...WHY FOLLOWING ORDERS IS SO DIFFICULT TO THAI PEOPLE...

I FOLLOW THE KING'S ORDERS ALL THE TIME....

 

THE KING SAID,..." GO AHEAD & MAKE A COUP DETAT...! "

SO I JUST DID...

 

IT WAS NOT THAT HARD...

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WHAT AN IDIOT MILITARY RULER...!

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Don't worry about how USA can put Thai back.  Don't need to fix the outside; cia USA fix nws li inside 1st.  

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Yawg KOOB...

Nov yog HMOOB PAUSLISTIV  xwb sad...

Hahaha...

 

XYOV...TXIV NAIS PHOOG...YOG TUB KAWM NTAWV LOV...?

LOS YOG TUB RO.G...?

LOS YOG...XIB FWB CHAWJ LI AS...?

 

Kuv ib txwm tsis pom NWS NQA PHAU NTAWV LI NA...

Hehehe...

 

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Qhia koj tias Hmoob tus thawj tub rogg los yog Gvp.
Hmoob tus vaj tswv los yog Gvp.

Hmoob tus txiv coj dab los yog Gvp.

Hmoob tus huam nab xam txiav plaub ntug los yog Gvp.

Hmoob tug tub txawj tub ntse los yog Gvp.

Hmoob tus huab tais los yog Gvp.

Hmoob tus tub nplua nuj los yog Gvp.

Hmoob tus nai khu los yog Gvp.

Hmoob lub txhab nyiaj los yog Gvp.

Hmoob tus kws kho mob los yog Gvp.

Nram qab no ces yog thai politic lawm nawb.Tab sis yog cov qub zog ntev zog los lawm xwb.

 

 

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Tej xov xwm nov....YOG QUB XOV XWM 20 TAWM LUB XYOO DHAU LOS LAWM OS...

Tab sis ...LAWV ROV LOS MUAB TSO DUA TSHIAB XWB...

Nplog sib tua nyob lub zos VANG TAO...Nplog Teb.

Cov Nplog DAWB nov hais tias yog...raug tsa los leg dej num ntawm HUAB TAIS NPLOG TUS XEEB NTXWV

UAS YEEJ SAWV UA HUAB TAIS NPLOG TAU...

 

Cov xov nov HNOV LOS NTEV HEEV LAWM OS NAWJ....

 

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