• Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:31
    EC dismisses challenge to Prayut’s PM nomination
    The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday voted unanimously to dismiss the complaint against the junta chief’s prime ministerial nomination, saying the process had been lawful.
    politics
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:00
    Thai junta chief 'review' imperils King Power duty-free monopoly
    Thailand's junta chief warned against the "monopolisation" of the country's airport duty-free sector on Thursday, ordering a review of the bidding process that could threaten the multi-billion-dollar empire of current concession holder King Power.
    national
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00
    Prayut is not a state official, says ombudsman
    Critics question its authority to decide on the issue; future forward party escapes ban.
    politics
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    EC absolves Phalang Pracharat in fundraising case
    THE PRO-JUNTA Phalang Pracharat Party was yesterday cleared of wrongdoing over its high-profile fund-raising banquet last December after the Election Commission (EC) found no illegal donations to justify disbanding the party.
    politics
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    Battle for democracy
    Junta's ambition to stay on in power has given rise to a unique scenario marked by a distinct ideological divide Experts believe Prayut can be defeated in the election but consensus will be needed to end a culture of coups
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:00
    Thai junta-aligned party reaches out in opposition heartland
    Hundreds shouted and waved flags emblazoned with the face of Thailand’s junta chief at a Sunday election rally held in territory with strong ties to the powerful opposition Shinawatra clan. 
    opinion
  • Sat, 09 Mar 2019 11:09
    Most voters still undecided: survey
    Most voters are still undecided between the junta's camp and its rivals in the upcoming general election, an opinion poll has found.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 08 Mar 2019 20:30
    Satire rips into chaotic Thai politics as polls near
    A billionaire ex-premier plays poker against the junta chief, who has extra cards tucked up his sleeve -- satirical swipes at the country's chaotic politics are peppering Thai art galleries and social media with elections just weeks away.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 09 Mar 2019 01:00
    Junta gets list of Senate candidates to choose from
    FOUR HUNDRED Senate candidates have been shortlisted – with an Army source saying a significant number of them are military officers.
    politics
  • Mon, 04 Mar 2019 16:30
    Thai general who led coup pines for 'democracy' in election ballad
    Junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha dropped his latest saccharine pop ballad on the Thai public Monday, pining for the "democratic path" nearly five years after he seized power from the country's last elected government.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:22
    Prayut to campaign in Nakhon Ratchasima
    Junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is set to appear on his election campaign stage in his Nakhon Ratchasima hometown next Sunday following the Election Commission (EC)’s ruling that he could do so despite his current status in the government.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 28 Feb 2019 01:00
    Junta’s three-year peace effort in South fizzles to embarrassing end    
    Peace talks with separatist insurgents have hit a snag after longstanding tensions between Thai negotiators and MARA Patani, an umbrella organisation of separatist movements in the Muslim-majority South, came to the boil.
    opinion
  • Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:04
    No detention for Future Forward execs pending ruling on junta criticism
    The attorney-general decided on Wednesday against detaining Future Forward Party executives including leader Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit pending a ruling on whether they broke the law in criticising the ruling junta.
    Breaking News
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