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Anusit Khunakorn, deputy chief of the National Security Council (NSC), is a safe bet to succeed Thawil Pliensri as the new NSC chief when he retires at the end of September — unless the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has someone else in mind.
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Mr Anusit, whose mandatory retirement is due in September 2015, is the most senior candidate among three deputies for the NSC top post. Considered a right-hand man of the NSC chief, he has served in the agency for more than 30 years and been the NSC deputy chief since 2009.
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