Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:00
Election a tipping point for ‘Thai-style democracy’
Officially, Monday’s registration of election candidates was not a significant milestone for Thai democracy. Nevertheless the excitement it generated among pro-democracy Thais, political parties and their candidates has sparked anxiety for the country’s anti-democratic movement.
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:00
All eyes on Prayut as he mulls heading Phalang Pracharat ticket
HALFWAY THROUGH the week for them to submit their PM candidate lists, most political parties have lined up to report their choices to the Electoral Commission (EC), except for the closely watched Democrat and Phalang Pracharat parties.
Sat, 02 Feb 2019 01:00
Your pre-election playlist
The political parties’ campaign anthems are popping up on social media, but is anyone listening?
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:40
Democrat Party has most members, says EC
The Election Commission on Friday released the number of members of 104 registered political parties, with the Democrat Party at the top of the list.
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 15:28
Prayut's upcountry tour to go ahead
Despite being called on by some political parties to refrain from making an upcountry tour ahead of the national poll, the premier will visit Saraburi province next week.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00
Parties offer ideas to ease wealth gap
Ending monopolies, increasing farmers’ income some of the strategies put forward ahead of upcoming elections.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:54
Pheu Thai calls for clarity over election timing, and fairness and justice in run-up to poll
The Pheu Thai Party on Tuesday called for the junta and the government to come out and make it clearer when the general election will be held, and to ensure that the national poll will be organised with fairness and justice.
Wed, 02 Jan 2019 01:00
Different populist schemes on offer
Political parties vie on state welfare platforms in run up to February polls.
Mon, 24 Dec 2018 01:00
Economists laud political parties’ proposals to reduce income inequality
ECONOMISTS have welcomed policies proposed by rival political parties in the run-up to general election, but they are sceptical about the financing plans and their effective implementation.
Fri, 21 Dec 2018 01:00
Will elected politicians stick to the ‘25 watches’ corruption standard?
Politicians and political parties are citing Deputy PM Prawit’s wristwatch collection in claiming that his boss Prayut is unable to solve Thailand’s corruption problems.
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:00
Universal welfare ‘crucial’ to curb Thai inequality
Civil group urges political parties to forge national safety net
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:25
Economist says not enough being done to narrow income gap
An economist has suggested that political parties pledge if elected to increase the annual budget for social welfare by Bt350 billion in a bid to narrow the gap between rich and poor.
Somchai Jitsuchon, research director at the Thailand Development
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:00
Investor confidence set to rise after lifting of political ban
INVESTORS should have more confidence in the economy now that the political ban has been lifted and political parties can present their policy platforms in the run-up to the general elections, an economist said yesterday.
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 01:00
Parties boycotting meeting are troublemakers: junta
JUNTA LEADERS yesterday branded political parties boycotting today’s meeting as troublemakers, with the prime minister saying they were like boxers who refused to abide by the rules and would not listen to the referee’s explanations.
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
Decentralisation the answer to Thailand’s education woes: Sudarat
Major political parties provided a glimpse of their education policy platforms to help Thailand reform its failing education sector, as the country counts down to next year’s general election.