Big ‘General’ Brother to Act as Thai PM until Court Ruling on Prayut’s 8-Year Tenure

The Constitutional Court of Thailand unanimously agreed to accept a petition from the member of the House of Representatives to review the Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year tenure.

At the same time, the court also voted 5 to 4 to pass an order to temporarily suspend the Thai PM from his position from today onward. The court decision is expected to be completed in September.

In the absence of Prayut in his position, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, leader of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party and the big brother of Prayut Chan-o-cha in the army will act as the Thai prime minister in his place.