Authorities in Thailand are stepping up harassment against supporters of the country’s pro-democracy movement, but the scale and scope of recent protests show this may only strengthen calls for reform.
The resignation of Prayut Chan-o-cha’s economic team will force Thailand’s Prime Minister into a cabinet reshuffle earlier than planned. Here’s how the media covered the story.
Prayut Chan-o-cha gets the official nod as Prime Minister for another four years. The military’s proxy party will likely finish its term, but the opposition has a responsibility to lay the groundwork for true democracy.
Thailand will break new ground by legalising marijuana for medical use and research. It must act decisively to capitalise on the opportunities this will present.
39 activists face charges under Thailand’s sedition and public assembly laws. Prayut tightens his grip over Thailand.
Prayut wants to bring Thailand’s politics chaos to an end. But will he succeed?
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.
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBefore the military coup which brought Prayut Chan-o-cha to power in 2014, he was a staunch critic of Yingluck Shinawatra’s rice subsidy schemes. Now he…
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailThe military government in Thailand has announced that elections will take place after a year-long mourning period for King Bhumibol. But the elections appear to…