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  • THAILAND

    HM King endorses cabinet

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 11/07/2019

    » The coalition government, which has been royally endorsed, will not have the luxury of "a honeymoon period" as the country's economy is in bad shape and is in need of urgent action from the new government, observers in the private sector said.

  • THAILAND

    Dems cagey ahead of PM vote

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/06/2019

    » Pressure is mounting on the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and the Democrats to thrash out their differences and finalise a deal over the formation of a coalition government ahead of the prime ministerial vote in parliament scheduled for Wednesday.

  • THAILAND

    Dems, Bhumjaithai form pact

    News, Published on 17/05/2019

    » The Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties have agreed to pair up as "a political duo" to use their combined number of 103 MPs as a way of increasing leverage to bargain for cabinet seats, a source said.

  • OPINION

    Plundered budget

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/05/2019

    » Since the start of the coup and Thailand's dictatorial control, the national budget has been plundered by the military. With so many social pressures supposedly causing the need for a coup, the dictator and his underlings have seen it fit to purchase submarines, tanks, military aircraft, and now Stryker armoured vehicles. How do these expenditures truly serve the people?

  • THAILAND

    FFP goes into battle as share fight rekindles

    News, Published on 11/05/2019

    » The shareholding wrangles which are upsetting the prospects of a political high-flyer are back in the spotlight after last week's brief respite afforded by His Majesty the King's coronation.

  • OPINION

    New party shows hints of cracks

    News, Published on 17/11/2018

    » The Future Forward Party (FFP) is facing stiff competition even from the ranks of parties considered to be its allies, and the reported undercurrent being whipped up within the FFP is not helping the situation.

  • THAILAND

    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.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Guns or doctors?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/06/2011

    » Thailand suffers from a doctor shortage but not a shortage of soldiers. Military spending eats up money for health care.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Under stress

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 22/03/2011

    » Thais have been very generous in collecting donations for the relief effort in Japan, and it appears there are many Thai expats in Japan who need help as well.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Radioactive sweet potatoes

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/03/2011

    » Radioactive contamination detected in sweet potatoes imported from Japan, grown near Fukushima's failing nuclear power reactor.

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