Thai PM wins crucial legal battle to stay in office

BANGKOK (AFP) – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, under pressure from months of street protests, yesterday survived a legal challenge over his living arrangements that could have seen him thrown out of office.

The kingdom’s nine-member constitutional court ruled that Prayut was not guilty of conflict of interest by living in an army residence after leaving the military.

“The status of General Prayut Chan-O-Cha as Prime Minister and Defence Minister remains unchanged,” the head judge said.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin