Prime Minister of Thailand
|Prime Minister of Thailand นายกรัฐมนตรีไทย|
|Standard of the Prime Minister|
|Incumbent Prayut Chan-o-cha since 22 May 2014|
|Office of the Prime Minister Royal Thai Government|
The 2007 Constitution (drafted by a military-appointed council, but approved by a referendum) was annulled by the 2014 coup-makers who run the country as a military dictatorship. Thailand has so far had seventeen Constitutions. Throughout, the basic structure of government has remained the same.
Thai citizens generally have freedom of travel and choice of residence. However, travel may be restricted in areas affected by civil conflict, and the junta at times imposed travel bans on its critics.
Throughout the post’s existence it has mostly been occupied by military leaders from the Royal Thai Army, three holding the rank of field marshal and seven the rank of general. The post of prime minister is currently held by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who was formally appointed to the office on 24 August 2014.
Thailand , Southeast Asia’s second- largest economy, has grown in the past generation or two from an undeveloped country to what the World Bank calls a “middle- income ” country. Its three main economic sectors are agriculture, manufacturing, and services.
As of 2020, the Royal Thai Armed Forces number 360,850 active duty and 200,000 reserve personnel,nearly one percent of Thailand’s population of 70 million. The Thai military has more than 1,700 flag officers (generals and admirals), roughly one general for every 212 troops, a bloated number for a military of its size.
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The country faces problems with air, declining wildlife populations, deforestation, soil erosion, water scarcity, and waste issues. According to a 2004 indicator, the cost of air and water pollution for the country scales up to approximately 1.6–2.6% of GDP per year.
Censorship of the Internet in Thailand is currently for website access only. Unlike China’s “Great Firewall”, which censors all Internet traffic including chat conversation via Instant Messaging, Thai Internet users are still able to interact with other users without being censored.
Thailand was among the first nations to sign the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and seemed committed to safeguarding Human Rights in Thailand. In practice, the reality has been that the powerful can abuse the human rights of their subjects with impunity.
Thai kings throughout the centuries took multiple wives – or consorts. The last time a Thai king took an official consort was in the 1920s and the title has not been used since the country became a constitutional monarchy in 1932.
My taxes!” Thailand’s government has budgeted over $1 billion to finance the monarchy this year, despite the fact that King Maha Vajiralongkorn is one of the world’s wealthiest rulers, with an estimated $40 billion in assets.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand is reportedly staying in the four-star Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in the Bavarian Alps with an entourage of 20 women during the coronavirus outbreak.