August 5, 2020

Thai army chief says ‘hatred of nation’ bigger threat than virus

Bangkok (AFP) – Thailand’s powerful army chief on Wednesday told cadets that the “hatred of the nation” plaguing the country was a bigger threat than the coronavirus, as a nascent pro-democracy movement grows bolder.The kingdom has seen near-daily protests for more than two weeks by mostly young Thais, fuelled by their anger at a pro-military royalist government headed by former army chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha.The most overt show of discontent came Monday night, when young students dressed in Harry Potter robes cheered on a lawyer as he led a discussion on the monarchy’s role in Thailand.During a…


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