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Prayuth Chan-ocha


Thai PM Prayuth wins confidence vote amid criticism on virus

September 04, 2021 3:50 pm

Prayuth still faces pressure from street protests that have been demanding he step down. Pro-democracy activists opposing his policies have been seeking his resignation since last year and stepped up their efforts in recent weeks.

New troubles for Thailand leader amid virus surge, fresh protests

June 24, 2021 9:49 am

Several political parties in parliament including two in Prayuth Chan-ocha's ruling coalition are preparing to try to change the military-drafted constitution that helped keep him in office through elections in 2019.

Thailand's prime minister survives no-confidence vote

February 20, 2021 3:28 pm

It marked the second no-confidence test Prayuth's government has faced since taking office in July 2019, following a contested election after Prayuth seized power in a 2014 coup as the army chief.

Thailand PM acquitted of ethics breach, retains post

December 02, 2020 3:17 pm

The ruling comes as Prayuth faces a persistent student-led pro-democracy movement that has been holding frequent rallies demanding that he and his government step down, charging that they came to power illegitimately.

Thai pro democracy protesters rally outside army base

November 30, 2020 12:16 pm

In a recent development to the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Thailand, over 1,000 protesters marched towards the 11th Infantry Regiment in Bangkok. They believe the army undermines democracy in the country.

Thailand revokes emergency decree, protesters demand Prayuth resignation

October 22, 2020 5:18 pm

The emergency rules failed to quell massive anti-government protests that have rocked Thailand for months. Protesters are demanding the resignation of former army chief turned Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a new constitution, and reforms to the powerful monarchy.

Thai Cabinet approves Parliament session to debate protests

October 20, 2020 5:36 pm

Parliament in September made its first attempt at dealing with one of the protesters' demands when it was scheduled to vote on six proposed constitutional amendments. But the vote was canceled at the last minute as Parliament voted instead to set up a committee to further consider such proposals.

Bangkok shuts down transit systems as protesters persist

October 17, 2020 5:07 pm

All stations of Bangkok's elevated Skytrain mass transit system were ordered closed Saturday afternoon in an effort to thwart protests. A line of the underground MRT system was also shut, and police blocked off several roads.

Thailand protests: Thousands gather despite ban; PM refuses to resign

April 06, 2022 6:53 am

Over the last two days, the Thai police have used violence to suppress demonstrators, as the government intensified its crackdown on the youth-led pro-democracy movement.

Thai police arrest rapper, activists in crackdown on protest

August 20, 2020 2:35 pm

The protests have declared three core demands: holding new elections, amending the military-imposed constitution and ending the intimidation of critics of the government.


Campus-based Thai protest movement extends reach to streets

August 16, 2020 8:11 pm

Thousands of Thai protesters chanting “down with dictatorship” and “the country belongs to the people” joined an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on Sunday that was one of the biggest since a 2014 coup.