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THAILAND

Senate poll opens for applicants

News, Published on 11/05/2024

» A process to elect a new batch of 200 senators has kicked off with application forms now made available, as the five-year tenure of the 250 senators installed by the now-defunct National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) ended on Friday.

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THAILAND

Lack of clear rules risks causing delays

News, Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 10/05/2024

» A seminar held yesterday by the Thai Journalists Association (TJA) warned that the lack of clarity on election rules risks causing a delay in the election process, especially since hundreds of thousands of candidates are expected to enter the race in the coming weeks.

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OPINION

A burning question

Oped, Editorial, Published on 04/05/2024

» Fires at deserted chemical warehouses in Rayong and Ayutthaya provinces have been causing shocking amounts of pollution. What is even more disconcerting is that they may not be the normal kind of accidents that take place during the scorching heat of summer.

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OPINION

Saving the Senate

Oped, Editorial, Published on 26/04/2024

» The 250-member Senate's five-year term will end on May 10. Hand-picked by the junta, when it was known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), and appointed by HM the King in accordance with Section 113 of the Constitution, it is little surprise the Senate will be remembered as the legacy of the former military government led by Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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GENERAL

The thorny issue of digital wallet funding

Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 25/04/2024

» The coalition government led by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin made a significant pivot on its flagship scheme, which aims to hands out 10,000 baht each to 50 million Thais via a digital wallet, shifting from government borrowing, which drew sharp criticism and raised concerns about potential violations of financial and fiscal discipline regulations.

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THAILAND

Thanathorn buys Pridi's house in Paris

Online Reporters, Published on 02/04/2024

» Progressive Movement leader Thanathong Juangroongruangkit has purchased the house in Paris where Pridi Banomyong spent the last days of his life, to preserve as an important part of Thailand's political history.

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THAILAND

Eyes turn to the Upper House

News, Published on 30/03/2024

» The question on most pundits’ lips is what measures will be put in place to keep the forthcoming Senate poll from winding up like another general election.

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THAILAND

Ex-red shirt Jakrapob back in Thailand

Published on 28/03/2024

» Former Prime Minister's Office minister Jakrapob Penkair returned to Thailand on Thursday morning after 15 years in self-imposed exile. Upon arrival, he was taken to the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to face legal action.

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THAILAND

End of exile for ex-red shirt leader

News, Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 28/03/2024

» Former PM's Office minister and ex-red-shirt leader Jakrapob Penkair will return to Thailand today after 15 years of self-imposed exile.

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THAILAND

Election Commission to seek Move Forward's dissolution

Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 12/03/2024

» The Election Commission on Tuesday resolved to ask the Constitutional Court to dissolve the election-winning Move Forward Party, citing the court's recent finding against the party's policy on the lese majeste law.