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Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

Oct 08, 2014    

BANGKOK (Reuters) - When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand's new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding.Prayuth, 60, led a military coup that toppled the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on May 22. His junta has detained opponents, shut down websites and banned political gatherings. He was elected prime minister in August by a national assembly he helped appoint.His Myanmar counterpart, President Thein Sein, is also a former general in his sixties with dubious democratic cr...

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