It has been one year since the last Malaysian budget, which was also described as an election budget.
Thailand needs to strengthen counter-terrorism mechanisms further to address new threats.
Prayut’s government faces fresh challenges from the separatist movement in the southern provinces.
Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra broke her promise to face justice, allegedly left Thailand, and joined her brother Thaksin in exile.
Prayut offers shelter to the Rohingya, but the empty offer provides little meaningful assistance.
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut’s tougher measures on undocumented foreign migrant workers could wreak havoc on an already uncertain Thai economy.
Work on the Chao Phraya Riverside Promenade has begun. Communities are driven away as Bangkok puts profits ahead of environmental concerns.
King Maha is now in charge of the agency that controls Thailand’s crown property. As he consolidates, the military’s hold on power could come under threat.
The junta is using all the powers at their disposal to hurt Yingluck. But she has one weapon they don’t, the public.
Yingluck Shinawatra is standing trial for alleged criminal negligence. She will accept the verdict but civil unrest and anti-junta protests may follow.