Thailand PM Survives Removal Threat at Constitutional Court

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha can continue to stay in officer after the Constitutional Court has ruled that he is legally living in an army house.

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha can continue to stay in office after the Constitutional Court has ruled that it is legal for him to live in an army house.

Prayuth residing in a military residence after retiring from the army in 2014 does not breach any rules and regulations that applied to government ministers. 

The verdict has added fuel to Thailand’s pro-democracy movement, which sparked a protest later in the day.

Protesters seek constitutional amendments, the resignation of the prime minister and the reform of the monarchy. 

However, as a result, a dozen protest leaders continue to meet with investigators on accusations of lese-majeste, or insulting the monarchy.


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