New King of Thailand Puts Assertive “Stamp” on His Rule

New King of Thailand Puts Assertive “Stamp” on His Rule

New King of Thailand Puts Assertive “Stamp” on His Rule King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64 anni, made it clear to the Generals running the country that he will not sit in the background as a constitutional figurehead since taking the throne in December on his father’s death. That matters in Thailand, where relationships between monarchy, army […]

Thailand’s Voters Approved a Military Junta-backed Constitution

Thailand’s Voters Approved a Military Junta-backed Constitution

Thailand’s Voters Approved a Military Junta-backed Constitution Thai voters approved a military junta-backed constitution in a referendum Sunday, the outcome that paves the way for an election next year but will require future elected governments to rule on the military’s terms. Voters handed the junta led by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha a convincing win in […]