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  • OPINION

    The three gutsy peers

    News, Alan Dawson, Published on 16/09/2018

    » The six-month Bangkok Shutdown campaign may have given off an aura of fun and games with a positive outcome for the green shirts and a negative one for the reds.

  • NEWS

    Democrats adopt primary vote in leadership race

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 10/09/2018

    » A primary voting system intended to give the public more active engagement in politics will be adopted by the Democrat Party to decide its next leader, which could set the tone for other parties under a charter designed to prevent a power monopoly by a single owner.

  • OPINION

    Politics is sport for Newin

    News, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Newin Chidchob, a veteran politician who has turned his focus to football and motorsport in the northeastern province of Buri Ram, has made headlines again as the regime is expected to ease its ban on political activities some time this month.

  • NEWS

    A primary concern

    News, Published on 16/06/2018

    » Two issues have come to the surface prompting the Election Commission (EC) to question its own authority and tiptoe around a possible legal land mine.

  • OPINION

    Newin returns to the role of kingmaker

    News, Soonruth Bunyamanee, Published on 09/05/2018

    » The roar of the 30,000-strong crowd which welcomed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as he stepped into Buri Ram's Chang Arena on Monday appeared reminiscent of a similar reception afforded Thaksin Shinawatra in 2006.

  • OPINION

    Sucking the wind out of the elections

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 05/05/2018

    » The verb of the week is "to dood".

  • OPINION

    Billionaire activist holds out hope of new era

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 05/03/2018

    » Canada has 46-year-old Justin Trudeau as prime minister. France has Emmanuel Macron, 40. New Zealand has Jacinda Ardern, 37. What kind of a national leader will Thailand have after the election next year?

  • NEWS

    Milestones

    News, Published on 21/01/2018

    » Sentenced: By the Criminal Court to 80 and a half years in prison, serial bomber Watana Pumret. The 63-year-old was most famously convicted of the Phramongkutklao Hospital bombing last year. So far, for four bombings and an explosive cache, Watana has received prison sentences of 111 years and six months plus fines of 1,475 baht. He has two other cases to go.

  • NEWS

    About Politics

    News, Published on 25/11/2017

    » Who will be in the race for next year's election? We look at the frontrunners v Critics attack new voting system claiming it is 'contradictory' v Pundits accuse regime of wheeling out welfare cards to boost popularity before poll

  • OPINION

    Hypocrisy on abortion

    News, Editorial, Published on 21/11/2017

    » The arrest of a nurse for providing abortions in Nakhon Ratchasima should serve as a wake-up call on this important social issue. Suwanna Kaewsawang, 56, a certified health care professional, was charged with operating an abortion service in her converted apartment. While her legal case continues, it is clear that officials of the Ministry of Public Health -- who directed the police raid -- are far behind the curve on a subject no one really wants to talk about, but must.

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