From its relatively stable position as a dictatorship moving towards a new election, Thailand plunged back into extreme political volatility overnight. Speculation is rife about what could happen next with a plethora of assumptions and possibilities, but no clear facts. The murkiness and climate of doubt blanketing the country is decidedly not healthy for the upcoming poll and ultimate return to democracy. Arguably, the frenzy may benefit pro-junta political parties as they run against Thaksin-backed election champions like Pheu Thai and associated banners. A return to extremism could upend this fragile peace, which is something the country can't really afford at the moment.
Source: Bangkok Post February 11, 2019 21:33 UTC