• Fri, 06 Apr 2018 01:00
    Pheu Thai demands an end to junta orders that limit political activity
    THE PHEU THAI Party yesterday called for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to repeal orders and announcements that obstruct the activities of political parties after the regime showed signs of delaying the promised road map to democracy by referring a key legislation to the Constitutional Court.
    politics
  • Sun, 31 Dec 2017 01:00
    Junta’s road map to democracy is full of detours
    THE JUNTA’S promised road map to democracy has arrived at a crucial stage as the completion of the organic laws draws near and the junta head General Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised the world’s superpower, the United States, that an election will take place in late 2018. But the road remains bumpy and difficult, and uncertainty remains.
    politics
  • Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:00
    Deputy PM to discuss election timing with new EC
    Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said he would soon discuss the road map to the next election with the new Election Commissioners.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:00
    Dilemmas in the new electoral system
    AS THAILAND’s military government sets out its road map to democracy and an election, anticipation and anxiety are both running high.
    opinion
  • Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:00
    France looks forward to next Thai election
    FRANCE is looking forward to seeing the Thai government fulfil its commitment to holding a new general election within the next year in accordance with its road map to democracy, French Ambassador Gilles Garachon says.
    politics
  • Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:25
    France ‘expects Thai elections as per road map to democracy’
    France is looking forward to seeing the Thai government honour its commitment to hold a general election by next year in accordance with its road map to democracy, France’s Ambassador to Thailand, Gilles Garachon, said on Friday.
    Breaking News
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:34
    No attempt to delay election, NLA vice chairman clarifies
    National Legislative Assembly (NLA) vice president Surachai Liengboonlertchai on Thursday rejected speculation that the conflict between legislators and charter drafters over the organic law stemmed from attempts to delay the election, insisting that the planned road map to democracy remained unchanged.
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  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:53
    Review of organic law on EC no setback to road map: Wissanu
    The possible review of the organic law on the Election Commission (EC), following the controversial decision to reconstitute the EC, would not delay implementation of the junta’s road map to democracy, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Wednesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:00
    Prawit distances govt from ‘reform before poll’ call, solicits ideas for ‘social contract’
    DEPUTY PREMIER Prawit Wongsuwan, who chaired a reconciliation committee meeting yesterday at the Defence Ministry, said the recent proposal by the People’s Democratic Reform Foundation (PDRF), seeking “reform before an election” had nothing to do with the government’s “road map to democracy”.
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  • Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:43
    Prawit distances govt from PDRF proposal on ‘reform before election’
    Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who chaired a reconciliation preparation committee meeting on Monday at the Defence Ministry, said the recent proposal by the People’s Democratic Reform Foundation (PDRF), previously the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, suggesting “reform before an election” had nothing to do with the government’s “road map to democracy”.
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  • Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:54
    US ambassador urges junta to allow public participation in reconciliation building
    The US hopes that Thailand will engage public participation in achieving its “road map to democracy” and in reconciliation efforts, according to meeting between the US Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T Davies and Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:20
    Junta insists no change to road map
    The junta’s so-called “road map to democracy” will not be altered to ensure election in near future and restoration of democracy, said Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan on Monday.
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  • Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:00
    Analysts predict more of the same despite junta’s ‘road map to democracy’
    After passing major milestones such as the charter referendum, and with the general election starting to take shape, despite doubts about when it will take place exactly, Thailand will see the finale of the junta’s road map to its self-proclaimed “true democracy” this year. 
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  • Mon, 02 Jan 2017 01:00
    Election to be put off until 2018 amid legal delay: NLA
    Politicians urge junta to stick to ‘road map to democracy’ as postponement affects poll originally set for this year.
    politics
  • Mon, 02 Jan 2017 01:00
    Abhisit urges politicians to restore public faith, warns against return to status quo
    DEMOCRAT PARTY leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has called on politicians to embrace change in the New Year and revive the public’s faith in politicians, as the country approaches the last phase of the “road map to democracy”.
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