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The army has spruced up checkpoints located near tourist spots after caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra suggested less intimidating decor would help improve the country's image. 

An army checkpoint in Bangkok is decorated with flower pots. (Image from @Rattiya_bluesky Twitter)

Deputy army spokesman Col Winthai Suwaree said army commander Prayuth Chan-ocha had issued an order to "adjust" the checkpoints, but insisted that the majority of the public understood the army’s operations and appreciate the services they provide to people. 

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