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Thai PM Resumes Duties After Court Lifts Five-Week Suspension

  • Prayuth returns to office with a message of national unity
  • Court verdict clears path for him to stay in power until 2025
Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Aug. 23.
Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Aug. 23.Photographer: Anusak Laowilas/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Prayuth Chan-Ocha resumed official duties as Thailand’s prime minister on Monday after the country’s top court lifted a five-week suspension and settled in his favor a dispute surrounding his term limits.

The 68-year-old premier attended a meeting to review the flood situation in some parts of the country on Monday and is scheduled to meet with a couple of foreign envoys later in the afternoon. He will visit the flood-ravaged rural northeast on Tuesday, according to his office.