Tag: Prayuth Chan-ocha
He warns that such fake news can turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy.
Prayuth Chan-ocha's policy priorities include trying to encourage economic growth and developing a medical cannabis industry.
Developing the medical cannabis industry was a key demand of the Bhumjaithai party, one of the biggest parties in Prayuth's 19-party coalition.
Prayuth stays on as prime minister after being chosen by junta-appointed senate and pro-military legislators under a system that his opponents said was unfair.
After 108 days of disputed election, Prayuth Chan-ocha's new civilian cabinet is endorsed by the Thai King.
The first real test of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s razor-thin majority will be whether his government can pass key legislation such as the January budget.
Thailand's General Prayuth Chan-ocha becomes civilian prime minister, five years after he seized power from an elected government while he was army chief.
Both houses of Thailand's parliament convene for the first time since a 2014 coup to choose either the ruling junta leader or a rising opposition star to be the next prime minister.
Thai parliament will meet on June 5 to vote for its new prime minister.
Thailand’s main opposition Pheu Thai party urges other parties that contested a March election to reject a coalition offer by a pro-army party seeking to keep the ruling junta chief as prime minister.
If the two parties join the Democratic Front, it will give the pro-army coalition a slim majority in the House of Representatives.
Thai Junta party is still at an advantage in Thailand and its leader Prayuth Chan-ocha is likely to stay on in power.
Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit could face up to nine years in prison if found guilty.
Partial results posted by the commission earlier showed the pro-army party of junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha leading with 7 million votes.
The contest between these dominant forces is expected to play out again in Sunday’s election.
Unsettled foreign investors have already pulled out a net US$700 million from Thai stock and bond markets so far this year amid the political intrigue.
52 million Thais aged 18 and above are eligible to vote for either incumbent Prayuth Chan-ocha or for populist and anti-junta parties.
The disqualification of the Thai Raksa Chart party will be a blow to the opposition coalition of parties loyal to the exiled Thaksin Shinawatra.
Pattaya is a lucrative tourist hub and the heart of Thailand's massive sex industry with its beaches, myriad hotels and raucous nightlife.
Technically Prayuth cannot stand for election under the constitution, because he would have had to resign from his post since 2017 to do so. Prayuth said on Monday he did not intend to quit as junta chief.
The military banned political gatherings and protests after it took power and has taken tough action against dissent.
Parliament voted last month to extend the start date for a new election law by 90 days.
They show him in a variety of poses - including kicking a football and a boxing pose.
Government offices and private organizations have been hosting various events and religious ceremonies to celebrate King Vajiralongkorn's birthday since Wednesday.
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