Virus gives embattled Thai premier chance to consolidate power

Asia Pacific / Politics Apr 10, 2020

Virus gives embattled Thai premier chance to consolidate power

Thailand’s coup-chief-turned-premier Prayut Chan-ocha has regained sweeping emergency powers to fight the coronavirus outbreak, pinning his political fate to the response he crafts as discontent grows. This week he confirmed a $58 billion stimulus package to mitigate the economic fallout, after earlier efforts were described ...