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Military rulers in Thailand name anti-Thaksin advisers

By Pracha Hariraksapitak in Bangkok ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-05-29 07:07:59

Thailand's junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures hostile toward former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra firmly in the ascendant in the country's long-running power struggle.

Hoping to show things are getting back to normal, the military also relaxed a nighttime curfew brought in after it seized power in a coup on May 22, and it is expected to speed up efforts to get the economy moving again after months of debilitating political protests.

Data released on Wednesday showed trade shrank in April and factory output fell for a 13th straight month, underscoring the damage political unrest has caused and the tough job the military government faces reviving an economy on the brink of recession.

Military rulers in Thailand name anti-Thaksin advisers

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