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NCPO unfazed by US criticism

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The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has shrugged off the latest US call for a rapid return to freedom of political expression in Thailand and insists its planned national administration and roadmap will benefit democracy in Thailand. 

Spokeswoman Sirichan Nga-thong said on Friday the NCPO was implementing its roadmap, and through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would try to continuously explain what it is doing to foreign goverrnments.

US Secretary of State John Kerry for the second time called on "Thai authorities to lift restrictions on political activity and speech, restore civilian rule and return quickly to democracy through free and fair elections".

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