Thailand’s Prime Minister says he will not resign despite protests

Thailand Prime Minister

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha Has dismissed calls from opposition parties to resign during a special two-day session of parliament he had called to discuss months of protests demanding his departure and reforms to the powerful monarchy.

Protests that have brought tens of thousands of people onto the streets since mid-July are the biggest challenge in years to an establishment that has long been dominated by military men close to the Royal Palace.

King Maha ’s Palace has made no comment since the start of protests that have smashed a taboo on criticising the monarchy.

MEANWHILE, Opposition members of parliament have told Prayuth to stop hiding behind proclamations of loyalty to the monarchy and step down.

His critics said he engineered last year’s elections to keep power he seized in 2014.