• Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
    Murky mega-projects are shaping new govt’s formation
    Political power is shifting unseen under pressure from three multibillion-baht schemes
    opinion
  • Fri, 19 Apr 2019 01:00
    Miscount cases in Khon Kaen solved, fresh voting at six polling stations
    THE TWO MISCOUNTS of votes in Khon Kaen province was resolved yesterday after a recount showed that inconsistencies might have stemmed from an official marking the wrong boxes.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:00
    Junta supporter demands Senate votes to pass budget 
    Junta champion Paiboon Nititawan on Thursday proposed that the military-appointed Senate be authorised to pass the national budget bill in order to avoid political deadlock.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:40
    Nicholas Saputra posts first-ever 'Instaselfie' to encourage young voters
    In the days leading up to the 2019 elections in Indonesia, a number of actors and filmmakers called out to young voters to exercise their political rights in a video published on April 12 as part of the #YukMemilih (let’s vote) movement.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
    Tighter control on transnational food industry required to solve haze problem: expert
    A STRONGER political will is required to take action against monoculture corn cultivation both inside Thailand and in neighbouring countries, or the transboundary haze problem will never be solved, environmental experts said, as Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district continues to choke under hazardous smog.
    national
  • Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
    Country returning to  undemocratic rule, warns senior Pheu Thai figure
    WITH REPORTS predicting the setting up of a national unity government to tackle the political deadlock, veteran politician Phumtham Wechayachai said yesterday that the Constitution and the legal framework had indeed been designed to cause complications and difficulties that would draw the nation down the path to undemocratic rule.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 16 Apr 2019 01:00
    A military assault on a political enemy 
    Decision to try Future Forward Party’s Thanathorn in a martial court shows junta is not about to ease its grip on country
    opinion
  • Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:22
    No support for national unity govt idea
    Somsak hints at Phalang Pracharat having the edge because of juntaappointed senators
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:33
    Pro-democracy coalition’s fears ease after momentary blip
    THE POWER struggle continues unabated after last month’s election with both the anti- and pro-junta groups battling neck and neck to form a coalition government, while the Election Commission (EC) has failed to announce the allocation of Lower House seats even three weeks after the vote.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:46
    Filipinos must ask: Is China our ‘friend’?
    In politics, they say, there are neither permanent friends nor enemies, only permanent interests. The problem with this realpolitik cliche is it’s only half-true. After all, interests themselves are not permanent, since our preferences and goals evolve over time, depending on our historical interactions with the outside world and internal reflections on the meaning and purpose of existence.
    opinion
  • Sun, 14 Apr 2019 02:17
    Carnival, concerts entertain crowd at Jokowi's largest rally in Jakarta
    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo drew the curtain on his reelection campaign with a final rally at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium (GBK) in Jakarta on Saturday, in the largest political event prior to voting next week.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 13 Apr 2019 01:00
    Soul-searching begins for the Democrats
    Thailand’s oldest political party should be content and active in opposition, seizing issues as it prepares for the future
    opinion
  • Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:10
     Assange won't be sent to country where could face death penalty: Quito
    Quito - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested in London on Thursday after Quito withdrew his political asylum, will not be extradited to any country where he could face "torture or the death penalty," Ecuador's president said.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:03
    'Hitler would have loved social media': Disney CEO
    Disney CEO Bob Iger on Thursday called upon US politicians to reject hate in the run up to the 2020 election -- and claimed that Adolf Hitler would have "loved social media" as a tool to spread extremist propaganda.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 12 Apr 2019 16:27
    Foreign Ministry tells off diplomatic corps for ‘supporting Thanathorn’ 
    The Foreign Ministry called on foreign missions in Thailand to prevent a recurrence of diplomats getting involved in what is considered a domestic political issue.
    Breaking News
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