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Pheu Thai forges cosy relationship with army

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When the Pheu Thai Party rose to power in 2011, some expected it might take "revenge" on the army for its role in the crackdowns on red-shirt demonstrators in the previous year. 

Prime Minister and Defence Minister Yingluck Shinawatra walkswith military top brass to meet Privy Council president PremTinsulanonda at his residence on his birthday in August. Despite the military’s role in the bloody crackdowns in 2010, the Pheu Thai-led government has struck a cordial relationship with the military. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

But nothing of the sort happened. There were no removals of those in key military positions, in particular, Prayuth Chan-ocha, the then deputy army commander who had worked side by side with then army chief Anupong Paochinda.

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