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Thailand’s Generals Promise Reform Amid Skepticism

Steve Herman BANGKOK— The two top generals of the junta running Thailand on Wednesday defended the May 22 coup that ousted the civilian government but told international audiences in Bangkok they are committed to a return to democracy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, speaking to the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT), promised significant change for the better in 2015 but cautioned that reform and the road map for democracy will still take time. “I have confirmed we will have an election and everything will be much better,” he told the audience. “Any suggestions are welcome.” Reassuring investors The retired general urged members of the foreign…