Thailand's Junta Sidelines Pro-Thaksin Police, Governors

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June 05, 2014 AT 9:15 AM
Thailand's military is conducting a systematic reshuffle to blunt the power of officials seen as loyal to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra in what seems to be an effort to dismantle his support base and ensure he can never return to power. According to the junta's National Council for Peace and Order, governors in 13 provinces have been transferred, mostly from the country's pro-Thaksin north and northeast. The junta is also restructuring the police, long seen as a bastion of support for Thaksin and his sister, ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.