• Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:00
    Allowing foreign observers for poll will be a poor reflection of our abilities: Don
    FOREIGN MINISTER Don Pramudwinai yesterday opposed the idea of having foreign organisations observe the next general election, maintaining that the country is capable of holding a free and fair national vote.
    politics
  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 20:30
    Same-sex marriage bill is two steps away from becoming law.
    The government has moved to allay fears that time is running out before next February’s general election to enact new legislation that protects the rights of same-sex partners.
    national
  • Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
    Experts express scepticism over free and fair election
    AS THE COUNTRY counts down towards the next general election, speakers at a panel discussion yesterday widely held the opinion that a free and fair national vote without the influence of the ruling junta seems unlikely.
    politics
  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:26
    February exams to move amid election clash: govt
    The general election tentatively scheduled for February 24 will not be postponed but a nationwide examination for high-school students will be rescheduled to avoid being held on the same day as the national vote, senior government figures said on Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018 01:00
    Parties fret over clash in poll and exam dates
    GOVERNMENT figures yesterday tried to allay concerns voiced by some political parties about the general elections being held on a day when thousands of first-time voters will be appearing for an important national examination.
    politics
  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:00
    Election Commission to demand budget boost
    The Election Commission (EC) will need an additional budget of Bt600 million to hold the next general election, in addition to the Bt4 billion it was already allocated, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:00
    Shortlist of candidates for Senate to be out before poll
    A SHORTLIST of senatorial candidates will be made available for selection by the ruling junta about 15 days before the next general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
    politics
  • Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:00
    Poll will thrill voters, but will it serve them?
    It’s too bad that the coming general election will be all about who wins the race to 376. For the rest of us, it will be fun to watch, but no more, no less.
    opinion
  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:00
    Elected govt to be at mercy of Senate
    PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha recently admitted to his “interest in politics”, which observers interpret as opting to become a political party’s prime ministerial candidate in the next general election.
    politics
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 18:15
    Election still set for Feb 24: Prawit
    Key government leaders maintained on Wednesday that the next general election would be held on February 24, dismissing speculation of possible postponement until late April.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 16:53
    Future Forward warns against imposing mega-project budget constraints on next govt
    During its final months in office and in the run-up to the general election, the government should not implement mega-investment projects that would impose budget obligations on the next administration, the Future Forward Party said on Monday.
    Economy
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:57
    No legal reason for PM to step down as junta head after stating ‘interest in politics’: Wissanu
    General Prayut Chan-o-cha is not required by law to step down as leader of the ruling junta if he is interested in entering politics ahead of the next general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:27
    Somkid credits government policies for buoyant stock market
    Economic growth will accelerate next year as confidence and investment increase following an announcement about the general election and amid generous state spending, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:00
    Elections will be held on Feb 24, govt maintains
    POLITICAL OBSERVERS REMAIN SCEPTICAL, CITING |THE JUNTA’S FLAWED RECORD OF KEEPING PROMISES 
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:00
    Thai economic prospects look brighter 
    THE UNIVERSITY of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has raised its forecast of Thailand’s economic growth this year to 4.6 per cent from an earlier estimate of 4.5 per cent after improved export, tourism and crop prices. It also expects the Bt40-billion spending in the 2019 general elections to spur the economy. 
    Economy
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