• Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:00
    PM told to step down as junta chief first
    PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha appears to have made up his mind to take a risky political journey after publicly admitting for the first time yesterday that he was “interested in political work”. Of course, he said, his future would depend on “how people see it”.
    politics
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
    One year on, far right has transformed German politics
    A year after surging into parliament, lawmakers from the far-right AfD party have upended the normally staid world of German politics, with provocations and insults now the order of the day in the venerable Bundestag.
    opinion
  • Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
    ANALYSIS: Red-faced junta can’t woo people with borrowed slogans
    WHILE THE two military coups that occurred in the past 12 years have tried to eliminate the so-called Thaksin regime from the Thai political landscape, the junta’s latest campaign to promote General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s administration has only brought the influential tycoon back into the political discourse.
    politics
  • Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:29
    Prayut still top choice for PM, poll finds
    Public opinion has again named General Prayut Chan-o-cha as the most popular choice to be prime minister after the next election – but there’s doubt the political party linked to him will be a winner – according to a new poll.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 22 Sep 2018 01:00
    Global justice is in no hurry
    A US official’s attack underscores how regressive politics burdens the already sluggish International Criminal Court
    opinion
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:46
    We're done with politicians as ambassadors, says Dr M
    Politicians will no longer be allowed to be appointed as ambassadors, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:34
    Urgent : Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61
    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday at the age of 61 after a serious illness, state media reported.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:00
    Election delay? It’s gerrymandering, stupid
    Gerrymandering, according to Wikipedia, is “a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries”.
    your say
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:10
    Emmys open with politics on the mind
    The 70th Emmy Awards, television's equivalent of the Oscars, opened Monday with an edgy flurry of jokes about diversity in Hollywood, Donald Trump, race and the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00
    PM urges local leaders to help maintain peace
    KEY GOVERNMENT figures yesterday asked for cooperation from local community leaders to help maintain peace and order in the run-up to the election.
    politics
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:52
    New Thai political party charged under draconian old law
    Thai police on Monday charged members of a new progressive party led by a maverick 39-year-old tycoon with spreading "false" information about the ruling junta in a Facebook live broadcast.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:00
    Political ‘freedom’ a sham, democracy activists caution
    THE NATIONAL Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has given the go-ahead for political activities to resume after four years of suppression, but doubt and distrust remain prevalent among the parties eyeing the next election.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 15 Sep 2018 10:26
    Former Constitution Court judge Chai-Anan dies
    Former Constitution Court judge and respected political scientist Chai-Anan Samudavanija has died, his family announced.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 15 Sep 2018 10:16
    No more state funds for care abroad
    Ending the decades-long practice of spending millions of rupees from the state coffers on treatment of political leaders at foreign health facilities, Parliament on Friday endorsed a law with a provision to stop such funding in the future.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 15 Sep 2018 01:00
    Politics can do without culture of intimidation
    After a young singer is excoriated for being at Prayut’s side, we need more people understanding the right to be different
    opinion
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