The Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul has emerged as a kingmaker in the Thai election stalemate. Photo: AFP

Thailand’s election stalemate: in Thaksin versus the junta, a pro-marijuana tycoon is kingmaker

  • As tongues wag over who will solve the Thaksin-junta stalemate in the Thai election, one man has emerged a kingmaker.
  • Meet Anutin Charnvirakul, a pro-marijuana business tycoon who has offered this piece of cryptic advice as to his political intentions: ‘Hot and Spicy’
Topic |   Thai elections

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The Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul has emerged as a kingmaker in the Thai election stalemate. Photo: AFP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.