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  • 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.

  • NEWS

    Primary halt 'needs alternative'

    News, Published on 27/06/2018

    » There must be an alternative method of selecting MP candidates in place if primaries are to be suspended, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, says.

  • NEWS

    Abhisit up for Wissanu meet on primary doubts

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 24/06/2017

    » Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says he is willing to meet Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam to explain his party's experience with the controversial primary voting system, slated for introduction by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA).

  • 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.

  • LEARNING

    Thai schools to cut class sizes

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 29/06/2015

    » The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) will start its plan to reduce class sizes in both primary and secondary levels next term, but popular top-ranked schools will be given five years to fully comply

  • LEARNING

    Tablets still a distant dream

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 01/05/2012

    » The new school term is about to start and one thing primary students will not have is their promised tablet computers. The education minister still says they will get them, but, at best, they will be two months late.

  • 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.

  • 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 begin to plot course to poll

    News, Published on 15/09/2018

    » Political parties are upbeat about the prospects of the general election taking place on Feb 24 next year after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked Section 44 to ease the ban on political activities.

  • 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.

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