Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
Experts express scepticism over free and fair election
AS THE COUNTRY counts down towards the next general election, speakers at a panel discussion yesterday widely held the opinion that a free and fair national vote without the influence of the ruling junta seems unlikely.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 01:00
Do Thais have a ‘green’ party to vote for?
In Turkey, Ataturk International Airport and public spaces in Istanbul are to be transformed into parks when the newly opened Istanbul International Airport is in full operation. That is what the ruling Justice and Development Party wants.
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:20
Officials cut down 1,500 encroaching rubber trees in Nakhon Si Thammarat after court ruling
Some 1,500 six-year-old rubber trees in a 16-rai (2.5 hectares) plantation that encroached onto Huai Ta Luang Soi and Huai Ton Rian forests in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Tha Sala district were cut down on Tuesday after a court case reached its conclusion.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:23
Bhutan seeks happiness in a new government
Bhutan, the Himalayan kingdom jammed between India and China, voted in a national election Thursday guaranteed to usher in a new ruling party which must boost the economy without compromising the country's fierce independent streak.
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:00
Supreme Court acquits six policemen in killing of teen
THE SUPREME Court has given the benefit of the doubt to all six policemen who had been convicted of killing a 17-year-old suspect during the government’s war on drugs in 2004, reversing the rulings of two lower courts.
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 01:00
Shortlist of candidates for Senate to be out before poll
A SHORTLIST of senatorial candidates will be made available for selection by the ruling junta about 15 days before the next general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said yesterday.
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:19
Two Chiang Mai resorts being demolished for encroaching forest
As land occupants cooperated rather than resisted, officials on Monday demolished two resorts encroaching on Doi Luang Chiang Dao forest in Chiang Mai province as per a court ruling, said Chiang Dao District Office deputy chief for national security Phermkiat Thephassadin Na Ayutthaya.
Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:19
IOC says boxing's Olympic future in jeopardy
Boxing risks being thrown out of the Olympics unless the sport's ruling body addresses "grave" concerns regarding its governance, the International Olympic Committee executive board said on Wednesday.
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:00
Cabinet notes Court order for Exat
THE CABINET yesterday acknowledged the Supreme Administrative Court’s final ruling ordering Expressway Authority of Thailand (Exat) to pay compensation worth Bt1.8 billion plus interest – or about Bt4 billion in total – to Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc’s subsidiary Northern Expressway Plc (NECL), according to the transport minister.
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:57
No legal reason for PM to step down as junta head after stating ‘interest in politics’: Wissanu
General Prayut Chan-o-cha is not required by law to step down as leader of the ruling junta if he is interested in entering politics ahead of the next general election, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Tuesday.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:15
Urgent : Japan's Abe cruises to party vote win, to stay as PM
Tokyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:10
How a new party trumped the ruling PDP in Bhutan's primary polls
In its third election as a full-fledged democracy, Bhutanese came out in large numbers to oust the ruling People's Democratic Party run by Harvard-educated Tshering Tobgay.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:52
New Thai political party charged under draconian old law
Thai police on Monday charged members of a new progressive party led by a maverick 39-year-old tycoon with spreading "false" information about the ruling junta in a Facebook live broadcast.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 16:25
Bhutan's ruling party defeated in first round of polls
New Delhi - Bhutan's prime minister conceded defeat Sunday, after the ruling party was knocked out in the first round of the small Himalayan nation's third-ever election.
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:00
Top court invalidates ruling on fossil terrace
Decision a setback for environmentalists and locals fighting EGAT mining activities