Thailand’s PM Tells Reporters “I Won’t Leave, Despite How Much You Hate Me”
BANGKOK – Thailand’s junta leader Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha swatted away his critics Wednesday vowing to remain in power “despite how much you hate me”, as political tensions simmer ahead of a referendum the military says will pave the way for elections.
Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha seized power two years ago from a democratically elected government, promising to heal the country’s bitter decade-long political divide.
But critics say his regime has curbed free speech, outlawed political activities and has penned a new charter to entrench its role in government.
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