• Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:23
    Bhutan seeks happiness in a new government
    Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom jammed between India and China, voted in a national election Thursday guaranteed to usher in a new ruling party which must boost the economy without compromising the country's fierce independent streak.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    Forget about ‘Of the people, for the people’
    Do you miss the days when people went to vote so that their problems could be fixed? That’s what elections are supposed to be about, right? We have problems and we hand them over to our so-called representatives, who tell us their solutions and implement them. Well, elections in the 21st century are a lot more complicated than that, especially those in Thailand.
    opinion
  • Wed, 17 Oct 2018 01:00
    Prayut’s move into social media seen as stunt to boost popularity
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday showed strong signs of transitioning towards post-election politics, citing the need to carry out national reform and strategy.
    politics
  • Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:17
    Harvard on trial over alleged discrimination against Asians
    Harvard University went on trial Monday over an opaque admissions selection process that critics say discriminates against Asian students.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:00
    NCPO orders undermine political parties; a hurdle to free and fair election, say politicians
    THE NATIONAL Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and the orders it has issued remain a major obstacle in ensuring a free and fair election, a public forum on elections and the country’s future was told.
    politics
  • Sun, 14 Oct 2018 01:00
    PD polls: Anwar wins, based on unofficial results
    Pakatan Harapan candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has an unassailable lead in the Port Dickson by-election, according to an unofficial tally of the votes on Saturday.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 13 Oct 2018 15:42
    Malaysia begins by-election vote to pave Anwar's return
    Anwar Ibrahim set his sights on a return to frontline Malaysian politics Saturday as voting began in a by-election poll likely to seal the once jailed opposition figure's remarkable political resurrection.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:06
    Political party fundraising still banned: EC
    Political parties formed under the new law are allowed to collect only seed funding from founding members and membership fees from all members, the Election Commission (EC) and junta leader Gen Prawit Wongsuwan reaffirmed on Friday, following the Future Forward Party (FWP) controversy.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:00
    Talk to the junta, EC tells parties seeking to raise funds 
    THE ELECTION Commission (EC) yesterday backtracked on its previous attempt to prohibit Future Forward Party (FWP) to raise funds, saying that the party could do so but had to ask for permission from the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) first.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:00
    Election watchdog needs a more fruitful English name 
    Re: “Democracy groups launch their own election watchdog,” Front page, October 10.
    your say
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:00
    Parties sincere about democracy would boycott this fake election
    Re: “Prayut must quit as junta chief, premier”, Nation editorial, September 26.
    your say
  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:00
    Election Commission to demand budget boost
    The Election Commission (EC) will need an additional budget of Bt600 million to hold the next general election, in addition to the Bt4 billion it was already allocated, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:00
    Shortlist of candidates for Senate to be out before poll
    A SHORTLIST of senatorial candidates will be made available for selection by the ruling junta about 15 days before the next general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
    politics
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:00
    Senate election draft decree approved
    The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the draft decree for election to the Senate. The law is expected to come into effect next month and the 250 senators should be finalised by late April.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:00
    Poll will thrill voters, but will it serve them?
    It’s too bad that the coming general election will be all about who wins the race to 376. For the rest of us, it will be fun to watch, but no more, no less.
    opinion
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