Thailand on Tuesday announced plans to give tourists wristbands carrying their personal details, as the kingdom falls under intense scrutiny over visitor safety following the murder of two British holidaymakers.
Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha today said his regime would use legal, psychological and technological measures to protect the monarchy against defamation in his first official policy speech as premier.
Thailand`s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed Prime Minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.
Thailand`s coup leader is expected to be picked as prime minister by the kingdom`s new army-dominated national assembly, junta sources said Wednesday, cementing the military`s hold on power in the politically turbulent nation.
Thailand`s junta-leading Army Chief has dismissed allegations he plotted to seize power for years before May`s coup, issuing an apparent rebuke to the leader of the protests that crippled the former government.
The leader of Thailand`s pro-government "red shirts" said the political group would continue its rally on the outskirts of Bangkok despite the military seizing control of the government in a coup on Thursday and telling all protest groups to disperse.