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.
During 10 turbulent years in Thailand, Kittiratt Na-Ranong tackled jobs ranging from president of the stock exchange to manager of the national soccer team, an underperforming outfit nicknamed the War Elephants.
Thai rice farmer Pakasit Jamjaras usually spends his days tilling soil, just like his forefathers. Now he’s been harvesting signatures instead of grain, with a petition to King Bhumibol Adulyadej because the government hasn’t paid for his crop in five months.
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.