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OPINION

Senate voting brings alarm

News, Editorial, Published on 24/07/2024

» The outcome of the Senate Speaker's selection on Tuesday has only substantiated fears that the Senate will not be as independent as it should be after Sen Mongkol Surasajja, a former Buri Ram governor who is reported to have links with the Bhumjaithai Party (BJT), was voted in with an overwhelming majority of 159 from the 200-seat Senate.

OPINION

Autocrat impunity fuels violence

News, Published on 24/07/2024

» The shooting of former US President Donald Trump was the second assassination attempt on a populist political leader this year. Just two months ago, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was seriously injured after being shot four times at close range, highlighting the danger posed by the resurgence of political violence around the world.

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WORLD

Kamala Harris hits the campaign trail

Published on 23/07/2024

» WASHINGTON - US Vice President Kamala Harris was preparing to campaign in the critical battleground state of Wisconsin for the first time as a presidential candidate on Tuesday after securing enough Democratic Party delegate support to clear a path to the nomination.

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OPINION

MFP's reforming spirit will live on

News, Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 22/07/2024

» Come what may on Aug 7, the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) appears to be ready to face the axe from the Constitutional Court. The party could be dissolved and/or all 11 members of the executive committee barred from contesting elections for 10 years, as sought by the Election Commission.

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WORLD

Global court says Israel's occupation of territories violates international law

New York Times, Published on 20/07/2024

» THE HAGUE - The International Court of Justice said Friday that Israel's occupation of the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and its settlements there, violated international law — the most sweeping stance laid out by the world's highest court on an issue that has been the subject of debates and resolutions at the United Nations (UN) for decades.

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THAILAND

Beware of the 'blue' party

News, Published on 20/07/2024

» The June 26 Senate poll and the June 30 Provincial Administrative Organisation (PAO) chairman election in Pathum Thani have left the country's two largest parties wary of a lurking threat from the third-ranked Bhumjaithai Party.

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GENERAL

Government and banks to discuss screening Myanmar deals

Published on 18/07/2024

» The government plans talks with Thai commercial banks about improved screening of transactions allegedly used for weapons purchases by the Myanmar junta, Foreign Minister Maris Sangiampongsa said on Thursday.

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WORLD

Trump basks in spotlight after naming VP pick

Published on 16/07/2024

» MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Donald Trump made a triumphant entrance to cap the first day of the Republican National Convention, receiving a raucous ovation from the party faithful days after surviving an assassination attempt that has reshaped the US presidential contest.

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OPINION

Myanmar crisis hits 'fatigue' level

Oped, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 16/07/2024

» Nearly three and a half years since the military coup in February 2021, the crisis in Myanmar shows no signs of resolution. The internecine war between the military junta, known as the State Administration Council (SAC), and the various ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) continues unabated, with no endgame in sight.

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WORLD

Trump shooter appears to have acted alone, motive unclear

New York Times, Published on 15/07/2024

» WASHINGTON - The 20-year-old gunman who tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania appears to have acted alone, FBI officials said Sunday, but investigators remain unsure of his motives and political beliefs and have not yet been able to determine what evidence might be on his cellphone.