Thailand’s top court suspends PM Prayuth Chan-ocha from official duty

Suspension order welcomed by pro-democracy activists who argue it isn’t enough

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar
Wednesday 24 August 2022 20:59 BST
Related: Thai Democrats call for reform in Thailand

Thailand’s constitutional court on Wednesday suspended prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha from official duties after accepting a plea to review a legally mandated eight-year term limit.

A petition filed by the opposition Pheu Thai Party demanded Mr Prayuth’s resignation this week, arguing that he overstayed his tenure.

The opposition claimed Mr Prayuth’s time spent as head of the military after staging a coup in 2014 should be added to his constitutionally valid eight-year term.

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