Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said "any questions on politics or conflict" should be directed to his cardboard image.
Thailand long was characterized as the land of smiles: a friendly people, warm climate, and informal atmosphere all beckoned backpackers and businessmen alike. But politics has become less hospitable in recent years.
For many, this constitution is simply a means to ensure the Junta's long-term control, masquerading as a crusade against
The Thai junta is using the lèse majesté law to conceal their own corrupt acts. Since the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) fomented a coup and seized power on 22 May 2014, there has been an increasingly draconian constriction of freedom of expression and civil and political rights.
A cartoonish dictator out of a Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera runs a not-so funny junta which jails opponents and suppresses free speech. The recent bombing of a popular Hindu shrine in Bangkok should act as the famed fire bell in the night.
Surprising news coming out of South East Asia -- a contentious draft constitution written by the Thai junta as part of its 'roadmap to democracy,' was abruptly rejected by a military council on Sunday, throwing Bangkok deeper into uncertainty.
"This is the worst incident that has ever happened in Thailand."
On June 24, 2015, we went to the police station, but to file a complaint of brutality rather than respond to the summons against us. At last, our powerless bare hands which had been unable to shake the junta's power began to cause them worry.
"I do not have control over the media, nor do they have power over me." Prayuth toppled the government of Prime Minister
Thailand's capital has lost none of its frenetic motion or relaxed informality. But it is a bit quieter of late, with last year's demonstrators dispersed by the military. However, the junta, which took power in May, is not leaving.