'Young bloods' to shake up Thai politics

Thailand's freshest political face, the scion of a billionaire Bangkok family, could easily have kept his executive job at his family's auto parts business and lived off his wealth. But "how could I be happy doing that?" asks Mr Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. "Millions of people out there are not free."

Instead, Mr Thanathorn, 39, has plunged into Thai politics, which have powered back to life after a nearly four-year hiatus.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2018, with the headline ''Young bloods' to shake up Thai politics'. Print Edition | Subscribe