Mon, 21 Jan 2019 01:00
Malaysian king abdicated amid brewing disquiet
Many have been concerned about the damage to Malaysia’s royal institution.
While there has been public debate over Sultan Muhammad V’s conduct as head of state since Pakatan Harapan won the landmark May 9 elections, the idea of the Kelantan ruler ending his reign prematurely was unthinkable, as no previous king had ever abdicated.
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 18:28
Poll shows people worried elections may not even be held
Since relevant agencies have failed to publish the electoral Royal Decree to announce a date for the national elections, uncertainty over whether the vote will even be held has become a top concern, a Suan Dusit poll learned recently.
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 01:00
GOING TO THE POLLS
Since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932, Thailand has seen 27 general elections. The first one took place in November 1933. The latest was held in February 2014, although it was later declared unconstitutional by the court.
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00
Delaying elections ‘will hurt economy’
Experts also warn that instability after poll will keep away investors, affect local consumption and also pose an obstacle to export sector
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
Parties offer ideas to ease wealth gap
Ending monopolies, increasing farmers’ income some of the strategies put forward ahead of upcoming elections.
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:00
Govt throws ball in EC’s court while suggesting a month’s delay in elections
THE JUNTA-BACKED government yesterday tossed a hot potato toward the Election Commission (EC), putting the onus on the agency to decide the date of the general election taking into account the preparations for the royal coronation ceremony, while suggesting a month’s delay from the tentatively scheduled February 24.
Thu, 03 Jan 2019 01:00
Whither democracy in 2019?
Coming elections in Thailand, Indonesia and India will be a test of authoritarianism’s newfound appeal
Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:10
Straight from the garden onto the plate
Haoma restaurant, which takes a sustainable approach to “progressive” cuisine with its farm-to-table meals, is presenting its latest special seasonal degustation selections with a difference in its festive menu until January 1 for Bt2,990-plus per person and Bt4,980-plus with wine pairing.
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:00
Minister explains comment on poll observers
Thailand has plenty of experience in holding elections; EC stays mum on issue.
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 19:00
Visions for Thailand
Leaders and key figures from Democrat, Phalang Pracharat, Pheu Thai and Bhum Jai Thai parties talked about their vision for Thailand after the next election at an event on Sunday.
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:00
Oishi banks on innovation in wake of beverage setbacks
OISHI GROUP is preparing to ride the growing economy in the coming year, which will be spurred by elections, in pursuit of its goal to further expand business and remain the market leader.
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:00
Investor confidence set to rise after lifting of political ban
INVESTORS should have more confidence in the economy now that the political ban has been lifted and political parties can present their policy platforms in the run-up to the general elections, an economist said yesterday.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:00
PM’s remarks raise doubts of curbs on campaigning
Junta set to lift ban on political activities as stage set for Feb 24 poll.
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00
Time is no longer on Taiwan’s side
No one likes dealing with a difficult situation. But now is the time to get things done for Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), which will hold an election next month to replace its chairperson, President Tsai Ing-wen, following the party’s crushing defeat in last month’s local elections.
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:52
Urgent : S Korean leader to visit Thailand after Feb elections: adviser
Seoul - SOUTH KOREAN President Moon Jae-in plans to visit Thailand next year in a move to boost ties and cooperation, the president’s top economic adviser said recently.