Thailand finally has a new prime minister, after General Prayuth Chan-ocha was handpicked for the job by the National Legislative Assembly. General Prayuth will head both the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and the new government.
The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola now stands at 932, with more than 1,700 cases reported. This reflects the high mortality rate of a deadly virus that has resurfaced in most serious epidemic of its kind in recorded history.
The global crisis is essentially a dollar crisis, which might have a spill-over effect into the next world war.
Among the biggest challenges for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is to reform the state enterprises and the energy sector. In the first instance, NCPO chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha has appointed a "Super Board" of all the...
The United States and European Union have responded to the coup by announcing they will downgrade their relations with Thailand.
A month after the coup, there are signs of drastic reform underway in Thailand.
The military coup has at least one positive: it provides a narrow window of opportunity for Thailand to reform in preparation for the next global crisis.
We have been able to muddle through after the military coup. As yet, the sky has not fallen on our heads. In fact, the majority of Thais appear to support the coup. This is crucial.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha, the head of the National Council for Peace and Order, has formed a 10-member advisory committee to help him run the country during this transition from the post-coup period.
After six months, 24 deaths and more than 700 injuries, it seems we are finally inching towards the climax of our political drama.