Thailand’s criminal court rejected a lawsuit filed by a political activist against junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha and 26 other military and government officials for staging or supporting last month’s coup.
Thailand’s societal “chasm” needs to be bridged to bring stability to Southeast Asia’s second- biggest economy after the military took power, according to Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam.
Facing eviction from her home of six decades, Amporn Pannarat personifies the dilemma facing the fund supporting Thailand’s monarchy as it seeks to boost returns and regenerate Bangkok with its first commercial development project.
Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha said a night-time curfew will remain in force and his junta will enact political reforms, without detailing any changes or providing a timeline for when new elections may be held.
Thailand’s acting Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan said holding an election scheduled for July 20 is the only way to resolve the nation’s political deadlock, and reforms should be implemented by a new government.