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  • OPINION

    The glue doesn't stick

    News, Postbag, Published on 16/06/2019

    » The excuse that the "skewed scales must have been due to poor glueing during its making" offered by the director of the Chumpholphonphisai School in explanation for the controversial Wai Kru flower arrangements as reported in the Bangkok Post's June 15 edition, is priceless.

  • NEWS

    Foreign minister rejects US editorial

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 12/06/2019

    » Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has dismissed an editorial piece run by the <i>Washington Post</i> which suggested the United States hold back on resuming diplomatic ties with Thailand despite the fact that Gen Prayut secured his second term as premier through a parliamentary vote last Wednesday.

  • NEWS

    Twitter slams PM vote with #RIPTHAILAND

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 07/06/2019

    » Many Twitter users have been venting their disappointment with the result of parliament's vote to select the prime minister late on Wednesday night, making the hashtag #RIPTHAILAND Thailand's most popular Twitter trend.

  • OPINION

    Stuck in our own Orwellian nightmare

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 04/06/2019

    » Go and read Animal Farm. Watch Inception too, as they may help us appreciate the multilayered paradoxes that are Thai politics today. After all the diversions, however, the reality remains that the 2017 constitution must be rewritten, or we will be forever stuck with "all votes are equal but some votes are more equal than others".

  • NEWS

    So who wields influence now?

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 28/05/2019

    » The passing of Privy Council president Gen Prem Tinsulanonda is unlikely to diminish the political power wielded by the "three military brothers" led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to a military source.

  • NEWS

    Surayud steps in as acting head

    News, Published on 29/05/2019

    » Former prime minister and privy councillor Gen Surayud Chulanont has been appointed acting president of the Privy Council, replacing the late Gen Prem Tinsulanonda.

  • NEWS

    What to expect from team Prayut

    News, Wassana Nanuam, Published on 17/06/2019

    » Gen Prayut was formally elected as the country's 29th prime minister by parliament. However, the military will still remain his tool to maintain a stable government and help achieve his vision for the country, says a military source close to the prime minister.

  • OPINION

    Brave MPs a ray of hope

    News, Published on 08/06/2019

    » With political parties fighting tooth and nail for key cabinet portfolios and doing whatever it takes to have a chance to join a coalition government, two of them have let their principles and honesty take a back seat to the power grabbing.

  • OPINION

    What went wrong for the Democrats?

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 07/06/2019

    » It is hard to believe today that Thailand's Democrat Party was widely worth rooting for not so long ago. In past eras of military-authoritarianism, Democrat MPs used to be seen as a force for good, pitted against ruling generals in support of popular rule. Somehow during the current military regime that dates back to the September 2006 coup, Thailand's oldest party has tilted away from democracy towards authoritarianism. But just as the party is demoralised and in disarray, it offers a silver lining in new and fresh faces that could offer a way forward if party elders are willing to step aside.

  • NEWS

    PM vote turns into blame game

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 06/06/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha won parliamentary votes to reclaim the premiership on Wednesday night after he faced the first test of his political career when MPs from the Pheu Thai-led coalition questioned his qualifications, focusing on his role as a coup-maker.

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