• Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:00
    Thai political party jigsaw attracts new faces, veteran names
    Famous golfer Thongchai Jaidee, a former beauty queen and veteran politicians were among those who flocked to new parties in Thailand on Sunday as a jigsaw of alliances formed ahead of the country’s much-anticipated poll in February.
    opinion
  • Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:00
    New parties must tackle the great income divide
    AS ELECTION APPROACHES, INEQUALITY IN WEALTH AND LAND OWNERSHIP PRESENTS THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE
    politics
  • Tue, 06 Mar 2018 01:00
    New political parties seek change ‘but limited by junta’s legacy’
    New political groups led by the anti-Shinawatra camp and the pro-democracy groups show that young people will bring significant change to politics, but very likely they will be restrained by the junta’s national strategy legacy and the 2017 Constitution, said veteran politician Nikorn Chamnong recently.
    politics
  • Mon, 05 Mar 2018 01:00
    Ethical overhaul or same old standard?
    Flood of new parties offers strong and dismal hint of our political future
    opinion
  • Sat, 03 Mar 2018 01:00
    Dozens of new parties register in run-up to Thai poll
    Nearly 40 new Thai political parties submitted names and logos on the opening day of party registration in Bangkok yesterday, an early step in the junta-ruled kingdom’s halting return to democracy.
    opinion
  • Sat, 03 Mar 2018 01:00
    Massive turnout as groups seek to register new parties
    AS MANY as 42 groups of people requested to establish new political parties on the first day of pre-registration organised by the Election Commission (EC) yesterday.
    politics
  • Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:42
    New parties begin registering
    The Election Commission offices became lively on Friday morning as a crowd lined up to pre-register their new political parties, including some organisations already declaring clear stances in support of PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha keeping his job after the next election.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:00
    EC ready for pre-registration of new parties starting today
    AFTER four years without elections or political party activities, the Election Commission (EC) is now ready to resume its responsibilities, beginning with the pre-registration of new political parties today.
    politics
  • Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:00
    Ex-protest leaders ready to return with new parties
    AMONG THE many political parties expected to be registered later this month, two new ones will be formed with the blessings of former protest leaders who appear to have been disillusioned by the old-style politics blamed for the country’s latest military coup more than three years ago.
    politics
  • Tue, 27 Feb 2018 01:00
    A huge wave of new parties to take first steps to contest poll
    MORE THAN 100 new political parties are expected to launch next month after registration opens on Friday. It will be the first time since the military coup in May 2014 that political activities will be officially allowed.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:57
    Meechai rejects amending Political Party Act, Constitution in election lead-up
    Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) chairman Meechai Ruchupan on Thursday voiced opposition to a proposal to amend the Political Party Act to nullify party memberships for all existing parties in order to avoid disadvantaging new parties.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:00
    New parties require only 500 members 
    Only 500 founding members would be required to set up a political party under the new draft bill, said Constitution Drafting Commission (CDC) spokesman Udom Rathamarit, instead of the 5,000 previously proposed by the Election Commission (EC).
    politics
  • Fri, 09 Sep 2016 01:00
    CDC advocates ‘middle path’ on political parties
    Bill will rein in bogus group but be lenient to allow new parties.
    politics
  • Wed, 23 Sep 2015 01:00
    Wissanu denies wanting to dissolve, and re-register parties
    DEPUTY PM Wissanu Krea-ngam denied yesterday that he wanted political party laws to be rewritten so all political parties are dissolved and registered as new parties.
    national
  • Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:43
    Wissanu denies wanting to dissolve, reregister parties
    Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam Tuesday denied that he wanted the political party laws to be rewritten so all political parties are dissolved and registered as new parties.
    Breaking News
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