• Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:00
    Huge early-voter turnout spells trouble for Prayut 
    More than 2.2 million Thais turned out for early voting – almost 90 per cent of those registered – for the hotly anticipated national election, as the junta’s main opposition predicted a cliffhanger to the first poll in eight years.
    opinion
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:00
    You would be right to feel pessimistic about it 
    By the time we meet next week, Thailand will have changed. Or so it will seem. An election will have been held and the nation will have  taken a big stride back towards civilian rule.
    opinion
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:00
    NCPO legacy will compromise human rights policies: analysts
    Ensuring human rights protection and social justice will remain a big challenge for the next democratic administration due to the 20-year national strategy created by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and its other legacies in the form of the Constitution and laws, analysts warn.
    national
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:00
    Parties offer mixed bag of economic goodies
    AS ECONOMIC policies are among of the most salient promises for winning the hearts of voters in Sunday’s election poll, pundits and experts are analysing the proposals put forward by the political parties.
    Economy
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:56
    Deaths, jail and cyber spies: The dangers of dissent in Thailand
    Dead dissidents dumped in a river, activists knotted up by the courts, and Big Brother-style internet laws -- critics of Thailand's junta fear this week's election is poised to sharpen the dangers faced by those who disagree.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
    All bets off in wild election ride 
    Political loyalty is up for grabs on a campaign trail littered with Vote banks and cash top-ups   
    opinion
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:12
    High turnout may hit smaller parties hard
    With an 80 per cent voter turnout expected on March 24, more votes may be needed to gain partylist MPs, say experts.
    politics
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
    Parties rolling out the goodies
    A MINIMUM income guarantee scheme, restructuring of the tax system, increase in minimum wage, price guarantee for agricultural products and boost for industry were some of the many promises that major political parties outlined as part of their election manifestos on the economy at a seminar.
    Economy
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:11
    ANALYSIS: On culture, candidates thinking too small, experts say
    With a fraction of the parties expressing any views on the arts, those that do should offer more specifics
    national
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:46
    Samut Songkhram or Samut Sakhon? Ask the EC chief
    Sunday’s advance voting was the first election to be overseen by the Election Commission (EC) chief, Ittiporn Boonpracong, who is a diplomat by profession and was once an ambassador to the Netherlands and Kenya. 
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:03
    Bangkokians turn out for advance voting
    More than 87 per cent of people registered to vote turn up to exercise their rights in the advance voting in Bangkok, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) revealed on Sunday night.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:45
    ANALYSIS: Will Sunday’s election ease or aggravate the conflict?
    Experts believe lack of a clear mandate from voters could complicate the current scenario.
    politics
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:27
    Campaigners short on concrete environmental plans, say critics
    THE PARTIES campaigning for votes in next Sunday’s election are not presenting sufficiently concrete |policies to protect the environment, specialists have noted.
    national
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:28
    Campaigners are overlooking threats to children and youth, say NGOs
    NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations (NGOs) are unhappy that political parties vying to form a government after the election are failing to pay adequate attention to the needs of children and youth.
    national
  • Sun, 17 Mar 2019 13:31
    Advance polls draw thousands despite heat
    Several thousand voters flocked to polling booths across the country on Sunday to cast ballots in advance of next Sunday’s general election, the first in eight years.
    Breaking News
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