Thu, 23 May 2019 01:00
Court to decide today on accepting petition to disqualify Thanathorn
THE CONSTITUTIONAL Court will today make a decision on whether or not it will accept the petition to disqualify Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit following a controversy over the timing of his handing over of media shares – which could result in the court barring the anti-junta politician from entering Parliament tomorrow.
Wed, 15 May 2019 19:00
‘Jealous' wife leads police to politician’s grave
The decomposed body of a 46-year-old politician, who went missing from his home in Chanthaburi on April 15, was found after his 50-year-old newly married wife confessed to shooting him dead in a fit of jealousy.
Wed, 15 May 2019 01:00
High-profile defendants get extra jail time for money laundering human trafficking
The Criminal Court yesterday convicted 44 defendants, including a former high-ranking military officer and ex-local politicians, of money laundering human trafficking.
Sun, 12 May 2019 16:57
Time to scrap school uniforms, says Democrat
The government should scrap the rule requiring students to wear uniforms to school, in order to relieve the financial burden of parents, a prominent conservative politician has suggested.
Wed, 08 May 2019 01:00
Patriotism, not money, is the mark of a great leader
Re: “Thailand proves that billionaires make bad politicians”, Have Your Say, yesterday.
Tue, 07 May 2019 01:00
Thailand proves that billionaires make bad politicians
In my opinion, businessmen-turned-politicians are a poisonous mixture for any democratic country. Why?
First, the more successful in business the person has been, the less effective he will be as a politician when making decisions to benefit the country as a whole – and not just him alone.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 16:24
Diminutive Korean ‘Kids Creators’ inject fresh perspective into YouTube
Twenty years ago, celebrity and K-pop idol crept up the list of dream jobs for children in Korea – a list formerly occupied by doctor, scholar, politician or government official. What followed were a flood of TV talent shows and reality programs on youth aspiring for the limelight.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:00
Country returning to undemocratic rule, warns senior Pheu Thai figure
WITH REPORTS predicting the setting up of a national unity government to tackle the political deadlock, veteran politician Phumtham Wechayachai said yesterday that the Constitution and the legal framework had indeed been designed to cause complications and difficulties that would draw the nation down the path to undemocratic rule.
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:03
'Hitler would have loved social media': Disney CEO
Disney CEO Bob Iger on Thursday called upon US politicians to reject hate in the run up to the 2020 election -- and claimed that Adolf Hitler would have "loved social media" as a tool to spread extremist propaganda.
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:58
Malaysia in U-turn on war crimes court
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's government did a U-turn Friday on its decision to join the International Criminal Court, the prime minister said, after a backlash from a powerful Islamic ruler and opposition politicians.
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 01:00
Army chief’s comments a threat to democracy: scholars
ARMY chief General Apirat Kongsompong’s provocative comments against foreign-educated politicians with leftist leanings and activists is a threat to democracy and could lead to social unrest, violence and even collapse of the regime, prominent scholars and rights defenders warned yesterday.
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 01:00
An election full of bad examples for youth
If we don’t want the next generation of politicians copying the sins of their fathers, we have to bridge the division and think of the greater good
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 18:07
Two veteran Pheu Thai politicians lose seats in Khon Kaen
Two several-term MPs of the Pheu Thai Party suffered defeat to candidates from the Future Forward and Phalang Pracharat parties in Khon Kaen in Sunday’s general election.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 17:42
Influential Kunplome family beaten on home ground
Ittipol Kunplome, an influential Chon Buri politician, suffered a shock defeat at the hands of a lesser-known Future Forward Party candidate.
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:21
Celebrities, politicians join locals in queues at polling stations
Political heavyweights, celebrities and residents upcountry have all come out to cast their ballot as 92,320 polling stations opened their doors at 8am nationwide.