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14 June 2014

Publication Date : 14-06-2014


The junta chief announced that Thailand would have an interim government in place by late August or early September, and later a reform council to help end the long-lasting political conflict, The Nation reports. Meanwhile, fresh challenges are likely to appear in the coming months as the junta or the interim government grapples with how to maintain support without relying on populist measures for which its predecessor was attacked, The Straits Times notes. South Korean President Park Geun-hye has replaced seven ministers, completing several weeks of personnel shake-ups to salvage public trust in the government and move on from the ferry disaster, according to The Korea Herald. Beijing denies refusing dialogue with Hanoi, says China Daily. Well-known Taiwanese director Chang Tso-chi was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison for a sexual offense against his screenwriter coworker in May last year, The China Post says.


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