• 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
  • Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:24
    Google promises to reject all political ads ahead of 2019: Minister
    Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara said on Thursday that Google had agreed to help mitigate the potential for political conflicts in Indonesia and assured the government that it would not accept any political advertisements ahead of the country's 2019 general election.
    business
  • Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00
    Green signal for polls
    THE VISION of voters heading to the ballot booths is becoming clearer after the new law on MP elections was promulgated yesterday.
    politics
  • Fri, 07 Sep 2018 18:00
    Prayut warns against vote-buying in next general election
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha warned on Friday against vote-buying, saying that the practice would only lead to more corruption in government.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:33
    Parties will get 60 days to campaign – ‘plenty of time’, says Wissanu
    Parties will be permitted to campaign for the next general election from December, after the junta lifts restrictions on political activities, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 28 Aug 2018 01:00
    NCPO likely to discuss lifting of ban on political party activities: Wissanu
    The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Tuesday will likely discuss the lifting of its long-imposed ban on political party activities in light of the upcoming general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Monday.
    politics
  • Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00
    Generals on the campaign trail?
    AS THE GENERAL election draws near, the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha has become increasingly busier with projects seemingly aimed at winning the hearts of voters at the grassroots.
    politics
  • Thu, 23 Aug 2018 18:23
    Wissanu promises to relax political ban
    The political ban will be eased in the near future although election campaigning will not be allowed initially, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Thursday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:00
    Election could be held between February and May: Wissanu
    FEBRUARY 24 will be earliest date when the next general election can be held and full resumption of political activities will be allowed no earlier than 150 days before the vote, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday after meeting with the new Election Commission (EC) members.
    politics
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:06
    Veteran politico Chalerm 'certain' of Pheu Thai majority at general election
    Chalerm Yoobamrung, a key figure in the Pheu Thai Party, expressed confidence on Monday that the previously ruling party would win the next general election.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:27
    Tentative dates set for next general elections
    Elections will be held on February 24 at the earliest and by May 5 at the latest, Election Commission (EC) chairman Ittiporn Boonprakong said on Sunday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:00
    Romsit loses AMLO post for failure to expedite politically sensitive cases
    POL MAJ-GENERAL Romsit Viriyasan was abruptly removed from his top post at the Anti-Money Laundering Organisation (AMLO) largely because he failed to expedite a number of |long-delayed politically sensitive |cases, especially since the general election is looming, well-informed sources said.
    politics
  • Mon, 13 Aug 2018 16:41
    Amending EC law will have serious consequences, politicians warn NLA members
    POLITICIANS have warned junta-appointed legislators to think twice about amending the Election Commission (EC) law, as doing so could further delay the next general election.
    politics
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