- Posted August 20, 2014 by
Thailand to see a selected Prime Minister
Vice President Mr. Surachai Liengboonlertchai chaired the meeting to deliberate criteria selection for the position of the new regime.
It is widely predicted that General Prayuth Chan-ocha will be named as the new leader of the regime. Gen Prayuth removed a caretaker government during the political crisis sparked by Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban, a former leader of the Democrat Party and chief of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).
Mr. Suthep, who is now facing murder charges for the 2010 crackdown, has avoided political limelight after the coup but not after he admitted to conspiring with the army senior officer to remove then-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra legitimately elected Government.
Thailand's political crisis was halted by the army during a coup which saw the suppression of freedom and civil liberties. The country, which was once an economic giant in ASEAN, has met with uncertainty as tourism has fallen sharply and foreign corporate sectors turning to Myanmar and Vietnam.
The new Prime Minister is heading towards a future of precariousness especially when democracy has been frozen and when martial law, which is today's rule of law, is treated more important than the voices of the Thai people.