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Thailand PM considers moving capital as Bangkok congestion takes toll | World news | The Guardian

Leader Prayut Chan-o-cha may follow in Indonesia’s footsteps after floating idea as a way to tackle overcrowding Thailand could be the next nation in south-east Asia to relocate its capital after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted such a move could be a “possibility” under his government. Taking inspiration from neighbouring Myanmar and similar …

Can Prayutnomics Help Thailand’s Economy? | The Diplomat

A look at what the prime minister’s tenure may mean for the country’s economic prospects. As Thailand’s newly and controversially elected government takes shape, one of the key areas that junta leader turned civilian prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will face is how to deal with the economy, which has been …

Tillerson in Thailand as U.S. ties improve

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Thailand on Tuesday in the highest level visit by a U.S. official since a military coup in 2014 soured relations with the United States and brought the ruling junta closer to China. Tillerson’s visit follows his attendance at a regional …

Thailand’s Deepening Fractures | The Diplomat

Thailand faces two legitimacy crises at its peripheries — and the junta is only making them worse. Thailand’s junta must have been pleased when the results of a referendum on its much criticized draft constitution were announced this August. The new charter — written by a handpicked committee and promoted …

Thailand’s Junta Digs In | The Diplomat

Despite the junta’s promises, Thailand looks unlikely to return to a real democracy any time soon. In Washington last week to attend the Nuclear Security Summit, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha tried to reassure foreign policymakers that Thailand was indeed headed back to democracy next year. Three years after Prayuth …