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Thai military shake-up raises questions about Prayuth's authority

Redeployment of coup-prone regiments to temper political involvement

Thailand's long tradition of military coups, the last of which installed Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in 2014, may have come to an end.    © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Gen. Apirat Kongsompong, Thailand's new army chief, is due to redeploy regiments involved in staging coups in a major military shake-up, a measure expected to diminish Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's influence both on the military and politics.

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