Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha
20 Mar 2023
Cartoon by Stephff: Prayut's campaign for United Thai Party
4 Feb 2023
The Thai Prime Minister, who typically avoids media attention, has visited the Top News newsroom for the first time to commemorate the far-right outlet's second anniversary as the general election draws near.
25 Aug 2022
The Constitutional Court has accepted a petition asking it to rule whether Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s time in office is up due to the 8-year maximum term limit for a Prime Minister imposed by the 2017 Constitution, and suspended him from office until a ruling is made.
18 Jul 2022
The recent rulings by the US Supreme Court have shown that letting nine judges decide the most important issues of the country can have a devastating impact. But how bad can it get? Thailand provides an ominous example: its right-wing judicial activism has paved the way for military coups and decades of political crisis.
2 Aug 2021
11 Jun 2021
ARTICLE 19 calls for an end to the use of defamation law against crtics of the Prime Minister and for the Thai government to decriminalise defamation.
4 Dec 2020
After the Constitutional Court ruled that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has not violated the constitution by living in army housing, a protest expressed frustration with the decision.
2 Dec 2020
On 2 December, the Constitutional Court ruled that the occupation of an army house by the former Royal Thai Army commander and now Prime Minister does not constitute a conflict of interest.
18 Sep 2020
Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has given a speech on nationwide TV discouraging people from joining protests in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and worsening the economy. In one week, the Thai government has launched several economic relief measures.
26 Jul 2020
Left to right: Suvit Maesincee, Sontirat Sontijirawong, Uttama Savanayana, Kobsak Pootrakool. (Source: Thai News Agency)
8 Jul 2020
Signs of a cabinet reshuffle show an attempt by the establishment to solve disputes within the government coalition. Facing a crisis of legitimacy, they also want to buy time.
26 Mar 2020
The national budget bill for 2020 shows that government will spend 29.728 billion baht on monarchy, amounting to 0.93% of the total budget.