No more coups: in fight to reform Thai military, millennials are a secret weapon

If Thailand’s pro-democracy parties had a “moon shot” – besides overcoming severe handicaps to form government after the March 24 elections – it would be pushing through military reform when they come to power.The sheer audacity of such a plan was revealed last month. Upon hearing the Pheu Thai Party’s plan to cut the country’s military budget by 10 per cent to fund job-creation initiatives, army chief Apirat Kongsompong reacted with fury.Those behind the proposal, the Royal Thai Army commander…