• Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:00
    Thai officials deny any role in the deaths of Surachai’s aides
    THAI AUTHORITIES yesterday denied they played any role in the disappearance of two anti-monarchy activists who were found dead in the Mekong River, while the whereabouts of another dissident remain unknown. Senior officials have denied having any links with the deaths, saying they took place outside the Kingdom.
    politics
  • 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.
    politics
  • Tue, 01 Jan 2019 14:03
    Coronation of HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn to be held May 4-6: palace
    An elaborate three-day coronation ceremony for HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be held May 4 to 6, the palace announced Tuesday, nearly two and half years after the passing of his revered father King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
    national
  • Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:00
    At the helm
    Since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932, Thailand has had 29 prime ministers – 13 of them with a military background. Many of those from the armed forces assumed office after a military coup, while seven premiers staged power seizures.
    politics
  • Thu, 18 Oct 2018 01:00
    Mental asylum best  place for ‘cracked’ anti-monarchists, says new Army chief 
    THAILAND may soon see anti-royalists being thrown into mental asylums instead of being put behind bars thanks to the new Army chief’s belief that most people criticising the monarchy are either “cracked or bizarre”. 
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:48
    How Bhutan's monarchy is unique
    Responding to one of the graduates' question on the form of monarchy in Bhutan before it was reinstated as the constitutional democratic monarchy at the ongoing National Graduates Orientation Programme (NGOP) in Thimphu, former chairperson of the National Council, Dasho Sonam Kinga said that Bhutan's monarchy was unique but never absolute. 
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:00
    Hun Sen: Shape-shifting strongman succeeds again
    Cambodian leader Hun Sen has outlasted the murderous Khmer Rouge, sidelined the monarchy and crushed his opponents in a 33-year rule defined by patronage, political agility and repression.
    opinion
  • Sun, 29 Jul 2018 10:05
    Hun Sen: Cambodia's shape-shifting strongman leader
    Phnom Penh - Cambodian leader Hun Sen has outlasted the murderous Khmer Rouge, sidelined the monarchy and crushed his opponents in a 33-year rule defined by patronage, political agility and repression and set to be prolonged by Sunday's election.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:00
    Court acquits singer Tom Dundee
    POLITICAL activist and country singer Thanat Thanawatcharanon was yesterday acquitted of another lese majeste charge, after the court ruled there was no clear evidence he had insulted the monarchy even though he had confessed to the crime.
    politics
  • Fri, 29 Jun 2018 15:33
    Court acquits singer Tom Dundee on latest lese majeste charge
    The Ratchaburi Court on Friday acquitted singer Tom Dundee of a lese majeste charge, ruling that the indictment lacked clear evidence that the defendant had insulted the monarchy even though Tom had confessed to the crime.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 24 Jun 2018 01:00
    ‘Revolutionary Things’ offers insights into a historic transition in Thai history
    Eight-six years ago this day, the Siamese Revolution of 1932 led by the People’s Party spurred the Kingdom’s historic transition from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy when King Rama VII agreed to a codified Constitution to end the bloodless coup.
    national
  • Fri, 25 May 2018 01:00
    Making wedding list a nightmare
    Re: “UK monarchy sound, shame about the choice in marriage partners”, Have Your Say, May 22.
    your say
  • Thu, 24 May 2018 01:00
    More than merely queen of England
    Re: “UK monarchy sound, shame about the choice in marriage partners”, Have Your Say, May 22.
    your say
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 01:00
    UK monarchy sound, shame about the choice in marriage partners 
    Absolutely essential for a true democracy (as opposed to a democratic republic) is an apolitical head of state.
    your say
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00
    Thaksin wants to return home, says Chavalit
    FORMER prime minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh yesterday said he felt fugitive ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra wanted to return home when they talked on the phone “a few days ago”.
    politics
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