• 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
  • Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:00
    Fight the power: Thai rap stars savage junta 'bootlickers' before vote
    A golden statue of Thai premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha with the word "cheat" behind him looms over five rappers as they rip into junta "bootlickers", in a video gone viral on the eve of an election critics say is stacked to favour the generals.
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  • 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
  • Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:00
    Prayut vows to safeguard country in final bid for votes
    Junta chief General Prayut Chan-o-cha finally went on stage for the Phalang Pracharat Party on Friday in a last-ditch effort to win votes ahead of the general election on Sunday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:00
    Old foes, millennials stand in way of junta election victory
    Thailand holds its first election in eight years on Sunday under rules concocted by a junta to keep it in power, but with the appeal of both old foes and the new millennial vote posing an unpredictable challenge. 
    opinion
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:27
    Old foes, millennials stand in way of Thai junta polls victory
    Chaiyaphum -Thailand holds it first election in eight years on Sunday under rules concocted by a junta to keep it in power, but with the appeal of both old foes and the new millennial vote posing an unpredictable challenge.
    Breaking News
  • 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. 
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  • 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
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:56
    Deaths, jail and cyber spies: The dangers of dissent in Thailand
    Dead dissidents dumped in a river, activists knotted up by the courts, and Big Brother-style internet laws -- critics of Thailand's junta fear this week's election is poised to sharpen the dangers faced by those who disagree.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:00
    Thai junta chief 'review' imperils King Power duty-free monopoly
    Thailand's junta chief warned against the "monopolisation" of the country's airport duty-free sector on Thursday, ordering a review of the bidding process that could threaten the multi-billion-dollar empire of current concession holder King Power.
    national
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:00
    Prayut is not a state official, says ombudsman
    Critics question its authority to decide on the issue; future forward party escapes ban.
    politics
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    EC absolves Phalang Pracharat in fundraising case
    THE PRO-JUNTA Phalang Pracharat Party was yesterday cleared of wrongdoing over its high-profile fund-raising banquet last December after the Election Commission (EC) found no illegal donations to justify disbanding the party.
    politics
  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:00
    Battle for democracy
    Junta's ambition to stay on in power has given rise to a unique scenario marked by a distinct ideological divide Experts believe Prayut can be defeated in the election but consensus will be needed to end a culture of coups
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:00
    Thai junta-aligned party reaches out in opposition heartland
    Hundreds shouted and waved flags emblazoned with the face of Thailand’s junta chief at a Sunday election rally held in territory with strong ties to the powerful opposition Shinawatra clan. 
    opinion
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