Thai PM touts experience ahead of tough election

THAI Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, facing a tough battle to win a new term, said today the kingdom needs an experienced leader, as candidates began registering for next month’s general election.

The former army chief, who came to power in a coup in 2014, faces a difficult challenge from a resurgent opposition fronted by Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of billionaire former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.