THAILAND: Prayut to extol regime gains at UN

Analysis: PM faces criticism over Thailand’s human rights record amid escalating crackdown on dissent.

Prime Minister and coup leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is expected to highlight the progress the government has made in fighting human trafficking during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) this week, but how he will handle criticism of the ruling junta’s poor human rights record remains to be seen. The junta chief is due to leave for New York Wednesday evening, his first visit to the US since the bloodless coup that ousted the elected civilian government led by Yingluck Shinawatra in May last year.

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