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Thai Coup Leaders Seek Free-to-Air World Cup Soccer Broadcasts

Posted by GRNlive on June 12, 2014 at 4:25 AM

GRNlive correspondents Andrew Chant and Andrew Drummond are in Bangkok

Wall Street Journal: Thailand’s military junta extended its campaign to win hearts and minds Thursday by trying to negotiate a last-minute deal with private TV companies and the telecoms regulator to enable all 64 World Cup soccer matches to be shown on free television. The move, which is in line with the junta’s ambition “to bring happiness to the Thai people” three weeks after staging a coup d’état, underscores the military’s inclination to pursue populist policies similar to the administration that it toppled.

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