Thai govt asks media to stop showing ex-premiers

2014-11-03 12:15
Thaksin Shinawatra. File: AFP

Thaksin Shinawatra. File: AFP

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Bangkok - Thailand's military government has asked local media to stop publishing pictures of two previous prime ministers, reports said on Monday.

General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the current prime minister, asked reporters not to run any more pictures of ex-prime ministers Yingluck and Thaksin Shinawatra, to foster a better political atmosphere, according to Voice News Channel.

Yingluck was forced to step down just weeks before a military coup in May, while Thaksin was deposed in a coup in 2006.

Thaksin lives abroad to avoid a jail term for corruption, a case he says is politically motivated.

His sister, Yingluck, still resides in Thailand but faces charges of corruption.

Since staging a bloodless coup in May, the military has consolidated its power by imposing martial law and clamping down on free speech.

The army promises to return power to an elected government sometime next year after the political situation "normalises".

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