• Sat, 06 Apr 2019 01:00
    Does Thanathorn’s popularity scare the junta?
    Following the charge of sedition laid against Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Ruangruangkit, it is now reported that the police are seeking to interview his elderly mother, who apparently owned the car in which Thanathorn allegedly drove some students away from a small, peaceful demonstration against the junta.
    your say
  • Thu, 04 Apr 2019 01:00
    Election brings not democracy but more violence
    Attacks on critics of the junta and Election Commission are a clear sign we’re not out of the woods of repression yet
    opinion
  • Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:00
    Why assume that senators will be loyal to their master? 
    Pheu Thai is lamenting that it needs a whopping 376 MP votes to be able to form the government, while Phalang Pracharath is celebrating as it needs only 126 MP votes, assuming it has already secured 250 nods from the junta-appointed Senate. 
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  • Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:07
    Pheu Thai bloc looks to Bhumjaithai
    Leaders of six parties forming an anti-junta coalition ratified a brief but firm joint statement at their press conference on Wednesday morning, saying 255 MPs were enlisted to prevent the junta from retaining power.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00
    Real enemy of Thai democracy is not the junta party
    Will this election deliver democracy to Thailand? Here is the ultimate litmus test.
    your say
  • Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:35
    Democrats tumble in Phuket
    The Democrat Party has yielded its customary monopoly on voter support in Phuket, ceding two House seats to the junta-aligned Phalang Pracharat Party.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:01
    Possible scenarios after Thailand's junta-backed election : AFP
    A coup leader emerges as a civilian prime minister, pro-democracy forces unite to thwart the junta's ambitions, a stalemate or another putsch resets the political landscape -- Thailand's cliffhanger of an election Sunday could result in a number of outcomes.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:00
    Civil activists urge voters to bring back ‘people power’
    THOUGH THE junta-led government’s initiatives and limited reforms over the past five years have been praised in some quarters, citizens have often expressed dismay at restrictions on social and community activism.
    politics
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:00
    No post-election obstacles seen for EEC
    WHILE SEVERAL parties contesting Sunday’s election have pledged to review the junta’s flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development scheme, experts said yesterday that most infrastructure projects will continue regardless of which political parties form the post-election government. 
    Breaking News
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    The junta’s big China gamble
    Thai regime pegs economic fortunes to Asian superpower as uncertainty looms
    opinion
  • Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:00
    Shameful behaviour by Thai authorities is being seen around the world
    Is the junta in Bangkok aware of the extremely bad publicity it has generated for Thailand internationally with its apparently masochistic detainment – notably with medieval shackling, seen around the world thanks to global TV coverage – of an Australian refugee, a soccer player of Middle East origin, who did nothing wrong but come on holiday to Thailand?
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