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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand's Prayuth delays naming cabinet to wield ultimate weapon

Government further clamps down on opposition as dissidents ramp up pressure

BANGKOK -- Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's plans for a political makeover -- one in which he would be labeled as head of a quasi-civilian government rather than military junta strongman -- remain stalled as he continues to invoke Section 44 of the constitution.

Dubbed the "dictator's law," the directive gives him sweeping authoritarian powers.

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