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  • NEWS

    Political ban 'will end' by June

    News, Published on 30/03/2018

    » The ban on political activities will be lifted in June, when all new political parties have been established, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Thursday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A hint of political maturation

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 25/09/2018

    » The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre has been put under bureaucratic pressure, its budget cut and its relations with Bangkok Metropolitan Authority strained. One way to support this hub of contemporary art in downtown Bangkok is simple: visit the place, admire the art and the events, and show that the city needs a modern, open-minded art and culture venue unshackled by the old guard.

  • NEWS

    Prayut dithers over political ambitions

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 19/09/2018

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remained non-committal about his political future Tuesday despite a pledge to make his stance clear this month.

  • LEARNING

    Learning Thai: Talking about political unrest

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 20/09/2012

    » People are talking about the Truth for Reconciliation Commission's final report. Here's a start towards helping you enter the conversation.

  • NEWS

    Election Commission begins drawing new boundaries

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 20/09/2018

    » The Election Commission (EC) expects the redrawing of constituencies to be completed in early November, which will give political parties at least 30 days to conduct primary voting.

  • NEWS

    Political turmoil blamed for GDP losses

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 28/08/2018

    » Thailand's political uncertainty over the past 20 years took a toll on the country's economic growth, shaving off 0.4 percentage points per year on average and depressing growth below its potential, according to a joint survey by the Bank of Thailand's Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research's (Pier).

  • OPINION

    Time to lift rights bans

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The best thing that can be said about last week's action by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is that the all-male group understands it has created a problem. It has returned to the public a tiny bit of the civil and human rights it removed 52 months ago. On Friday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha used his extraordinary powers under Section 44 to give some small but important freedoms to political parties. While the order restores the right to organise party affairs, it falls lamentably short of restoring basic and constitutional rights to all Thais.

  • NEWS

    Parties to meet EC to discuss poll date

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 14/09/2018

    » Political parties are set to meet with the regime to discuss poll preparations after an invitation to see the Election Commission (EC) on Sept 28, said Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam who insisted the tentative poll date of Feb 24 next year still stands.

  • 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.

  • OPINION

    Is Aussie political madness catching?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 29/08/2018

    » I happened to be in Canberra last Friday, speaking to a room full of journalists at the National Press Club, when the news came in, halfway through lunch, that Australia had a new prime minister. The moderator pointed out that the year is already two-thirds gone and it is "only three prime ministers till Christmas" -- and the China Daily's headline read "Australia changes its prime minister again, again, again, again, again".

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