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Thai PM to Lift Martial Law

The head of Thailand's ruling military council says he has asked the country's king for permission to remove the martial law that was put in place following a coup last year. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters Tuesday that King Bhumibol Adulyadej will have to decide whether to lift the martial law, though the step is seen as a formality. The martial law has given wide-ranging powers to the military to stifle free speech, crack down on political rivals, and prevent...

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