Thai opposition urges junta to lift politics ban as poll looms

Bangkok (AFP) – The toppled Thai opposition yesterday called on the ruling junta to lift the ban on political activities as the countdown begins for the kingdom’s first election since a 2014 coup. King Maha Vajiralongkorn endorsed two bills on Wednesday that clear the bureaucratic hurdles to a poll, which has been promised and delayed for years by the junta. An election is required to take place by May. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin.