Thai Prime Minister suspended by Constitutional Court
Thailand’s constitution drafted by the military and promulgated in 2017 limits the duration of the term of prime minister to eight years: a legal controversy has arisen over the starting date of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s term.
The BOT is one of the few major Asian central banks to have kept rates at record lows since the pandemic began, but it recently signaled a policy shift as inflation surged to a near 14-year high in May.
Inflation may accelerate in June as continued increase in fuel prices have raised the costs of transportation and logistics, and a weak baht has driven up the price of imported raw materials and products
Thailand’s durian producers chase sweet smell of success
While durian’s flavor and creamy texture has made it very popular throughout Southeast Asia and China, its strong odor also has gained it many detractors, and many hotels in Thailand ban durians because of its notorious smell.