Globalization: 8) Thai junta plans to use ASEAN’s face to gain global acceptance for coup

After the “First Wave” of global reaction to the Thai coup, being mostly condemnation, since then, China and Singapore have voice support to the coup.

The Thai junta, is planning a “Diplomatic Offensive” to explain the reason for the coup, and attempt to re-gained, some support from a globe gone mostly, anti-Thailand’s military junta.The venue for the Thai junta is at various ASEAN meeting, where for ASEAN, in the formation of the ASEAN community, statement, says each will not interfere into the internal affairs of other ASEAN state. That ASEAN attitude, as with Myanmar before the reform, saw ASEAN highly protective and accommodate to Myanmar.

The following is some global news on Thailand, a few weeks after the coup:

Global press for the most part, have been fair, reporting of what is going on in Thailand. The following is some link to the stories about the Thai coup, that have been in the news, since about a week after the Thai coup took place.

Investment Applications Down 42% in Thailand http://bit.ly/1qrShqz 

Karen Refugees in Thailand Still Waiting to Return to #Burma http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1933281.html …

MissUniverse Thailand Weluree Ditsayabut quits after political furore | http://GulfNews.com  http://gulfnews.com/news/world/other-world/miss-universe-thailand-weluree-ditsayabut-quits-after-political-furore-1.1345308 …

Thailand‘s seafood industry: a case of state-sanctioned slavery? | Felicity Lawrence | http://theguardian.com  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/thailand-seafood-industry-state-sanctioned-slavery …

Thailand: Stop Secret Military Detentions | Human Rights Watch HRW http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/10/thailand-stop-secret-military-detentions …

THAILAND: AHRC condemns coup with launch of new webpage | Scoop News http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1406/S00042/thailand-ahrc-condemns-coup-with-launch-of-new-webpage.htm …

UK academics urge Thai junta to stop harassing academics, students | Prachatai English http://prachatai.org/english/node/4111 …

Thailand’s military junta requests the UK to extradite a Thai woman wanted under draconian lèse-majesté laws: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNPOL5706100010004 …

Academic Same Sky journal temporary stop publishing due to fear of junta http://dlvr.it/5xGL4w 

Coupmakers Repackage Former Govt’s Economic Policies http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1401363586&section=13 …

Authorities Silent on Abducted Anti-Coup Protester http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1401686446&section=11 …

Matichon Exec Asks To Postpone Military Junta’s Summons http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1401876904&section=11 …

Thai Schoolchildren To Be Re-educated Under Junta’s New Guideline http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1402212419&section=11 …

Cambodia Told To Curb Activity of Exiled Redshirt http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1402221601&section=11 …

Junta To ‘Create Understanding’ Through New PR Unit http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1401792178&section=11 …

US Becomes Punching Bag For Pro-Coup Thais http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1401876214&section=11 …

Chiang Mai Activists Forced To Cancel ‘1984’ Screening http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1402317749&typecate=06&section= …

Aunties on the Frontline Against the Coup http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1402319530&typecate=06&section= …

Thai Junta Expands Power Over Lucrative Sectors http://en.khaosod.co.th/detail.php?newsid=1402311525&typecate=06&section= …

Thailand coup: Police arrest anti-coup protesters at flashmob rally – Nation | The Star Online http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/06/08/Thailand-coup-Police-arrest-anti-coup-protesters/ …

Anti-coup protesters in Thailand hand out ‘sandwiches for democracy’ | CTV News http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/anti-coup-protesters-in-thailand-hand-out-sandwiches-for-democracy-1.1858746 …

Military coup raises fears over Thailand’s sick economy | South China Morning Post http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1528208/military-coup-raises-fears-over-thailands-sick-economy …

The Peninsula Qatar – Recession fears in Thailand http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/business/international-business/287072/recession-fears-in-thailand …

Operator Says Thai Government Ordered Facebook Shutdown http://thenextweb.com/asia/2014/06/09/operator-dtac-says-thailands-government-forced-shut-access-facebook/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=profeed …

Thailand’s unusual media conference at Thailand Travel Mart Tourism story on Thailand: Reporter … http://www.eturbonews.com/46589/tourism-story-thailand-reporter-does-not-want-be-named …

Ortega calls for return to constitutional order…in Thailand | Nicaragua Dispatch http://nicaraguadispatch.com/2014/06/ortega-calls-for-a-return-to-constitutional-order-in-thailand/ …

Thailand Social Network: the junta’s answer to pesky freedom of speech (Wired UK) http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-06/09/thailand-social-network …

Thailand’s junta detains anti-coup leader – http://thenews.com.pk  http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-149928-Thailands-junta-detains-anti-coup-leader …

Thailand’s junta turns to social notworking – Can’t beat Zuckerburg might as well join him | TechEye http://news.techeye.net/business/thailands-junta-turns-to-social-notworking …

Thailand’s Army Bristles at U.S. Criticism of Coup – WSJ http://online.wsj.com/articles/thai-authorities-detain-social-media-activist-1402030788 …

Miss Thailand steps down over activist remarks – Orlando Sentinel http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-thailand-politics-missuniverse-20140609,0,6553651.story …

In Thailand, campaign of fear drives critics out http://www.deccanherald.com/content/412391/in-thailand-campaign-fear-drives.html …

Thailand’s junta orders meeting with human rights groups – World – CBC News http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/thailand-s-junta-orders-meeting-with-human-rights-groups-1.2669256 …

Chiang Mai dissidents face uncertain future after Thai coup – The World – Australian Broadcasting Corporation) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-06/chiang-mai-dissidents-face-uncertain-future-after/5507364 …

THAILAND: Military courts to process civilians violate international law — Asian Human Rights Commission http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-OLT-006-2014 …

Thailand’s Junta detains anti-coup leader | Republika Online http://www.republika.co.id/berita/en/national-politics/14/06/06/n6qhqj-thailands-junta-detains-anticoup-leader …

The Morning Risk Report: Thailand’s ‘Lull Before the Storm’ – Risk & Compliance – WSJ http://blogs.wsj.com/riskandcompliance/2014/06/05/the-morning-risk-report-thailands-lull-before-the-storm/ …

The three fingers in Thailand – anti-coup, pro-coup or Hunger Games? | Reuters http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/04/us-thailand-politics-idUSKBN0EF0KG20140604?feedType=RSS …

Thailand coup: Police arrest anti-coup protesters at flashmob rally – Nation | The Star Online http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/06/08/Thailand-coup-Police-arrest-anti-coup-protesters/ …

Thailand’s military launches Operation Cheer Up amid round-up of activists | South China Morning Post http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527697/thailands-military-launches-operation-cheer-amid-round-activists …

Should Countries Have a Constitutional Right to Rebel? http://news.msn.com/in-depth/should-countries-have-a-constitutional-right-to-rebel-2 …

Thailand’s junta sidelines pro-Thaksin police, governors | Reuters http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/uk-thailand-politics-reshuffle-idUKKBN0EG03720140605?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews …

Thailand’s Army Bristles at U.S. Criticism of Coup – WSJ http://online.wsj.com/articles/thai-authorities-detain-social-media-activist-1402030788 …

Thailand to freeze prices of many goods for six months – Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-06/thailand-price-freeze/5507106 …

Thailand’s Coup May Affect Myanmar’s Oil and Gas Sector http://www.irrawaddy.org/business/thailands-coup-may-affect-burmas-oil-gas-sector.html …

Tense Times in Thailand | The Diplomat http://thediplomat.com/2014/06/tense-times-in-thailand/ …

Thailand protesters use ‘Hunger Games’ salute as symbol of resistance | http://TheCelebrityCafe.com  http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2014/06/thailand-protesters-use-hunger-games-salute-symbol-resistance …

Thailand coup raises fears for ‘sick’ economy – Hindustan Times http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/thailand-coup-raises-fears-for-sick-economy/article1-1227223.aspx …

Thailand: Junta prepares heavy security force to smother protests – http://BuenosAiresHerald.com  http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/161540/thailand-junta-prepares-heavy-security-force-to-smother-protests …

Cheer up, Thailand! Junta aims to return happiness | The Columbian http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/jun/08/cheer-up-thailand-junta-aims-to-return-happiness/ …

The post-modern aftermath of the Thai coup has the military preaching a doctrine of happines… http://atfp.co/1pgmR6o  pic.twitter.com/RassifKA22

Thai military junta says @HRW‘s Brad Adams has juded Thailand “while ignoring the reality of the situation” (MCOT) http://goo.gl/TeFNfn 

Military summons Khon Kaen student activists, forces to sign agreement to stop political activities http://shar.es/P2mIO  @Prachatai_en

Thai junta’s spin doctors prescribe ‘national happiness’ | Inquirer News http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/609115/thai-juntas-spin-doctors-prescribe-national-happiness …

Thailand’s junta detains anti-coup leader – xinmsn News http://news.xin.msn.com/en/regional/thailand/thailands-junta-detains-anti-coup-leader …

In Thailand, a Growing Intolerance for Dissent – http://NYTimes.com  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/07/world/asia/in-thailand-a-growing-intolerance-for-dissent.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 …

After Coup, Thailand’s Ruling Military Looks to Spread Cheer – http://WSJ.com  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304849304579606073275440820.html?dsk=y&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304849304579606073275440820.html%3F …

Thailand Coup: Thai activists plan overseas movement | SBS News http://www.sbs.com.au/news/storystream/thailand-coup-thai-activists-plan-overseas-movement …

ICT Setup Thailand’s Own Social Network Site for Thais | Pattaya Daily News – Pattaya News http://www.pattayadailynews.com/pattaya-news/2014/06/04/ict-setup-thailands-own-social-network-site-for-thais/ …

What will professional organization constituencies mean for Thailand? | Asian Correspondent http://asiancorrespondent.com/123475/analysis-of-professional-organization-constituencies-in-hong-kong/ …

Australian interest in Thailand travel drops by 30 per cent after military coup | Travel | http://www.perthnow.com.au/travel/travel-news/australian-interest-in-thailand-travel-drops-by-30-per-cent-after-military-coup/story-fnjjv9zm-1226941697438 …

THAILAND: Military courts to process civilians violate international law — Asian Human Rights Commission http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-OLT-006-2014 …

Thailand Is Threatening Protestors Who Raise Three-Fingers To Resist The Military Coup http://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamberger/thailand-is-threatening-protestors-who-raise-three-fingers-t …

Thailand’s coup: brokered by the army and PDRC – Comment – Voices – The Independent http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/thailands-coup-brokered-by-the-army-and-pdrc-9480806.html …

My Heart Breaks for Thailand | Mary Buffett http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-buffett/my-heart-breaks-for-thail_b_5440670.html …

Thailand becomes the land of the inverted smile – http://FT.com  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/11f67a3e-eb3c-11e3-bab6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz33mD4YRni …

Aussies urged to be careful in Thailand – Yahoo News (I got screamed at yesterday) http://news.yahoo.com/aussies-urged-careful-thailand-023852018.html …

‘Hunger Games’ salute used as protest in Thailand – Yahoo News http://news.yahoo.com/hunger-games-salute-used-protest-thailand-183930523.html?.tsrc=samsungwn&.sep=table …

Group of #Thai #politicians plan overseas movement to resist #coup | Reuters http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/uk-thailand-politics-resistance-idINKBN0EG15S20140605 …

Thailand Protesters Using Hunger Games Salute As Anti-Coup Gesture (PICTURES) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06/05/thailand-hunger-games_n_5451631.html …

Foreigner arrested for buying T-shirt stating “Peace Please” | Prachatai English http://www.prachatai.com/english/node/4058 … via @prachatai_en

Former minister Chaturon denied bails, detained at Bangkok Remand Prison http://prachatai.com/english/node/4056 … via @prachatai_en #thaicoup

Financial Times editorial recommends US, EU impose sanctions because of #ThaiCoup http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/804d7ebc-e59f-11e3-a7f5-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32zchFLbI … via @Simondlewis

Tragic irony — Myanmar Journalists Association condemns Thai junta’s restrictions on the media & freedom of speech pic.twitter.com/2uF9fKBAfq

 

Thai coup leader receives royal endorsement, warns citizens not to criticize, not to protest http://www.canada.com/news/Thailands+coup+leader+says+received+royal+endorsement/9876738/story.html …

Thailand’s coup leader says monarchy officially endorses army junta – World – NZ Herald News http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11262118 …

Thai general warns protesters after announcing royal endorsement — news on Ak Zhaik http://azh.kz/en/news/view/3901 …

BANGKOK: Thai junta leader says king endorses coup | National Business News | The State http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/25/3466507/hundreds-defy-thai-junta-warning.html …

The Statesman: Thai junta chief gets royal nod, threatens protesters http://www.thestatesman.net/news/56643-thai-junta-chief-gets-royal-nod-threatens-protesters.html …

Thailand: King endorses leader of military coup | euronews, world news http://www.euronews.com/2014/05/26/thailand-king-endorses-leader-of-military-coup/ …

Thai General Says Coup Has King’s Backing http://nyti.ms/1guPHPR 

Thai coup leader gets royal nod, threatens protesters http://digitaljournal.com/news/world/thai-king-appoints-army-chief-as-junta-head/article/384697 …

Thai coup leader gets royal backing | http://GulfNews.com  http://gulfnews.com/news/world/other-world/thai-coup-leader-gets-royal-backing-1.1339066 …

Thai junta leader says king endorses coup – KCTV5 http://www.kctv5.com/story/25607024/thai-junta-leader-says-king-endorses-coup …

Thai coup leader says he has king’s support, threatens crackdown – http://CSMonitor.com  http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0526/Thai-coup-leader-says-he-has-king-s-support-threatens-crackdown …

SA slams ‘coup’ in Thailand – South Africa | IOL News | http://IOL.co.za  http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/sa-slams-coup-in-thailand-1.1692696 …

Thailand Coup: ‘No Justification’, Says US http://www.ibtimes.co.in/thailand-coup-no-justification-says-us-threatens-suspend-10m-bilateral-aid-military-summons-600844 …

 

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