If the ongoing reform process doesn't list education as one of the top priorities, the whole exercise will end up being a non-starter. All indications at the moment are that this might be the case.
If the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and the Prayut government think "control and command" is the name of the game when it comes to dealing with the media and academics, then the reform process is bound to fail even before the...
If the chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee had his way, the new charter would be brief, devoted to national reconciliation, a deterrent to "populist policy" and would first be subject to a national referendum.
A renowned astrologer known for his public support of the military has gone on the record as suggesting that one year might not be sufficient for Premier Prayut Chan-o-cha to put the country back on track.
The chairman of the National Reform Council (NRC), Dr Thianchay Kiranant, may have been described by some close friends as being "straight as a ruler" - meaning that he isn't someone to strike a compromise even if it's politically...
We have yet to hear from the "superboard" what measures will be taken to overhaul the country's state enterprises. But if the State Enterprise Policy Commission, as the board is officially known, fails to "depoliticise" all...
At first glance, the "reform blueprint" released by the Defence Ministry Permanent Secretary's Office to members of the newly formed National Reform Council (NRC) looks rather suspicious.
Bhutan, the only country in the world to make "Gross National Happiness (GNH)" a national policy, has also drawn up a social media policy with an interesting twist: the social networks can be an important tool for GNH and good governance.
Premier Prayut Chan-o-cha has pleaded with the public to refrain from making critical remarks about how the 250 members of the National Reform Council (NRC) were picked. He promised to replace anyone who doesn't prove to be qualified.
It should have come as no surprise to those in the know. But then very few people in the know were involved in the plan to declare "the digital economy" the main pillar of the Prayut Cabinet.