Emblem of the Ministry of Defence of Thailand, Feb 2019. Wikimedia Commons

By Thitinan Pongsudhirak

The Bangkok Post-Oct 12

As Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha eyes longer-term power beyond the next election, his eventual legacy will be compared to other military leaders who have come and gone as heads of past Thai governments. Had he left office or stepped down to run for it earlier, Gen Prayut might be in a better place. As things stand, his tenure and subsequent exit from the political scene does not appear promising for how he will be seen in hindsight.

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First published in: Bangkok Post