Ten Years Ago: Thailand’s New Strongman

Ten Years Ago: Thailand’s New Strongman
…Along the way, the 54-year-old leader has also ridden roughshod over the country’s nascent democracy, independent media and legal institutions, crushing rivals and hounding critics. His high-profile campaigns against drug traffickers and organised criminals have left thousands dead, while hundreds more have been killed in an Islamic insurgency in southern Thailand inflamed by heavy-handed security forces…

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