King Maha Vajiralongkorn wants to assert his influence over how his country is run. This marks an end to a longstanding history of the monarch staying out of politics.
The Eastern Economic Corridor will diversify the Thai economy and create a booming economic hub on the Eastern Seaboard.
In Thailand, elections and a return to civilian-led democracy is on the horizon. For now, the country is stable and calm, but for how long will that remain the case?
Despite efforts to ease the problem, Thailand’s congested roads are still among the worst in the world. Is there any hope for a less gridlocked future?
Thailand looks set for a return to civilian-led democracy, although the new constitution that will help them get there could actually put more power into the hands of the military.
The UN has become the latest organisation to condemn Thailand’s lèse majesté laws that prevent criticism of the royal family. Will the new king take any notice?
Freedom of expression is under assault in Thailand. Will the Thai people be able to overcome this oppression?
Thailand’s new King has rejected the junta’s constitutional amendments – leading to speculation that he might play more of a role in Thailand’s politics than his father. He needs to preserve the royal powers as Prayut’s power-hungry legislature encroaches on the King’s authority.
The Thai Government’s amendments to the Computer Crime Act represent their tightest restrictions so far on online freedom of expression. This is likely to be an indication of things to come as the junta prepares for a 2017 election, but hope may come from an unlikely source.
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