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Six anti-constitutional referendum activists walk out of the Bangkok Remand Prison in July 2016.   © Reuters
Politics

Thai junta clamps down on social media ahead of promised election

Three years after its coup, nation's calm is deceptive

YUKAKO ONO, Nikkei staff writer | Thailand

BANGKOK -- With Thailand marking on Monday the third anniversary of the coup that brought the current military junta to power, the kingdom's two largest political forces remain deeply split.

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