Thailand faces a day of reckoning on March 24, 2019. Though order has returned to the streets since the tumultuous days of Red Shirts vs Yellow Shirts protests, not everyone is in favour of the military-led government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha extending its hold on power.
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One supporter of the military-backed Palang Pracharat party is Sasi Posayjinda, owner of a dive shop in Bangkok, whose business suffered in the unrest before the 2014 military coup.
Prinn Panitchpakdi, governor of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, thinks the government did “a brilliant job of creating a more stable environment for business to prosper”.
But Chiang Mai University’s Prof Tanet Charoenmaung and Democratic Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva both say that the ordinary people have suffered.
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