News Analysis

Thai coronation expected to temper unrest caused by election delay

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be officially crowned from May 4 to 6, 2019, some three years after ascending the throne.PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - After weeks of speculation, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given one of the strongest indications that the Feb 24 election will be delayed yet again.

"The election will come surely, but any delay that is made will have a reason," he said in a speech on Wednesday (Jan 16). "This is just about adjusting the (election) time but it will certainly come before May 9."

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.