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Thai PM Prayuth faces growing internal backlash

Ultra-conservative allies display mounting frustration with ruling junta

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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to the press in Bangkok in June.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- To woo the Thai public, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has composed four sentimental ballads since he grabbed power in the 2014 coup. "Don't lose heart because I'll never give up. My two hands won't let you go ...," are lines from his fourth musical foray. Now, the all-powerful junta leader and former army chief has tried his hand at poetry.

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