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Free soccer to take sting out of coup?
by Mike Woitalla, June 13th, 2014 12:51AM
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TAGS:  off the post, world cup 2014


[WORLD CUP: Off the Post] The military junta that overthrew the Thai government last month -- detained hundreds of potential dissidents and banned political assembly of more than five people -- has ordered TV regulators to provide free coverage of all 64 World Cup games.

The TV rights holder had planned on making only 22 games available for free while charging a fee for the rest that would price-out many fans.

"We hope that every Thai will receive happiness from viewing the 2014 World Cup games. Please watch and enjoy, all of you," said Lt. Gen. Chatudom Titthasiri, president of the army's Channel 5 television station.

Since the May 22 coup, the military has also treated citizens to free haircuts and concerts as part of its "happiness campaign."

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