Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha after the group photo session with his new cabinet in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters

Thailand returns to civilian rule but military influence and fears of instability remain

  • Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s cabinet was on Tuesday sworn in, stacked with loyalists from the junta era
  • Managing smaller coalition partners who are likely to make significant demands of the ‘junta group’ could test the former general
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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha after the group photo session with his new cabinet in Bangkok. Photo: Reuters
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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.