Thai junta leader appointed prime minister

|By:, SA News Editor

Thailand's junta leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has officially been appointed prime minister, following an endorsement from the country's monarch.

The new PM says he will appoint members to his new cabinet next month.

Thailand's economy shrank in the first half of the year, due to the mass protests against former leader Yingluck Shinawatra, however, growth did pick up in Q2, expanding 0.4% Y/Y and 0.9% Q/Q.