Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

BANGKOK – When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand’s new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding. Prayuth, 60, led a military coup that toppled the elected government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on May 22. His junta has detained […]

Myanmar trip is a telling first choice for Prayuth

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha might not have intended to send any signals when he decided to choose Myanmar for his first visit to a foreign country, but his choice says a lot. Deputy Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai explained that Myanmar was chosen because this neighbouring country holds the rotating chairmanship of Asean. Asean is important […]