Thailand’s Junta Leader Maneuvering to Retain Premiership

Thailand’s Junta Leader Maneuvering to Retain Premiership

 – BANGKOK– For four years, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha heaped insults on Thailand’s politicians and flaunted his military pedigree — former army chief, coup leader, head of the ruling junta — as making him superior to elected lawmakers. Now, the famously gruff and short-tempered strongman is doing an about-turn, as he sets his sights on […]

Thailand’s Junta Prepares to Delay Democracy One More Time

Thailand’s Junta Prepares to Delay Democracy One More Time

– BANGKOK – Four years after the military coup in Thailand, the public are eager for the National Council for Peace and Order to deliver their promised November 2018 election. On coming to power, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha assured people the country would return to democracy the next year. Each year since, there has been another delay and, […]