Police officers stand guard at the criminal courthouse in Bangkok. Photo: APPolice officers stand guard at the criminal courthouse in Bangkok. Photo: AP
Police officers stand guard at the criminal courthouse in Bangkok. Photo: AP

Thai protests: coup fears as Prayuth’s top general retires, military hedges US-China bets

  • Fears of another coup are emerging as Thailand braces for its largest anti-government rally on September 19
  • As army chief Apirat Kongsompong exits, his royalist successor is likely to maintain the status quo while balancing US-China ties amid the pandemic and protests, analysts say

Topic |   Thailand
Police officers stand guard at the criminal courthouse in Bangkok. Photo: APPolice officers stand guard at the criminal courthouse in Bangkok. Photo: AP
Police officers stand guard at the criminal courthouse in Bangkok. Photo: AP
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