With about one week before the Big Referendum on August 7 to decide whether the constitution draft will be approved, most Thais may still be undecided on how to vote.
It’s a bit too late to talk about a real debate on the pros and cons of the constitution draft. But it’s better late than never - although any semblance of a public discourse on the issue should at best be considered nothing more than symbolic.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the law governing the upcoming referendum on the charter draft is constitutional. But that won’t stop critics from claiming it’s far from undemocratic.
Asean’s centrality and unity, which were virtually undermined by the “disappearing” joint statement following a special Asean-China foreign ministers’ meeting in Kunming, is due for another major test next week.
The seniormost bureaucrat at the Education Ministry doesn’t like the term “free education.” He prefers “no-expense-involved schooling” for Thai children.
A new book on the sufficiency economy philosophy makes a bold claim. The publication is titled “Sufficiency Thinking: Thailand’s Gift to an Unsustainable World”.
Anyone who asks the president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) if his new international financial institution is in fact part of China’s expanding diplomacy had better be prepared for a prolonged exchange. Jin Liqun doesn’t...
When the interview with Prime Minister Li Keqiang was set for editors of Asia News Network (ANN) at the ornate and imposing Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 31, the official word was that only four questions would be accommodated.
When a country has too many archaic laws, the rule of law suffers. And if outdated or unenforceable legislation remains in the system, the nation’s legal, political and economic ecosystems get clogged up
With the country stuck in the middle-income trap for more than a decade, the government says it is now booting up “Thailand 4.0” to pluck the Kingdom from its “lost decade”.