Junta chief who seized power in 2014 cracked down on public dissent and granted himself the ability to pass any law in the name of national security
Defence ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich described the talks as ‘respectful, creative and friendly’
Analysts say such a stern punishment for all forms of graft was a further way for the ruling junta to control its opponents
Farmers are not included in the latest handout
Move may raise eyebrows outside Thailand
Analysts say suspicion would inevitably fall on enemies of the ruling junta and insurgents
The referendum was seen as a test of the popularity of the military government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha
Yingluck Shinawatra (born 21 June 1967),nicknamed Pu is a Thai businesswoman and politician, a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election.
Yingluck was Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. She vacated her office due to the dissolution of the House of Representatives on 9 December 2013.