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  • THAILAND

    Junta suspends B350bn water plan

    Online Reporters, Published on 08/06/2014

    » The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) issued an urgent order on Friday for all agencies involved in flood solutions to suspend water management-related projects to allow for a revision of all schemes.

  • THAILAND

    Abhisit OK working with military

    News, Dave Kendall, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says he wants "a mandate from the ballot box straight away" to become Thailand's next prime minister, that he would join a no-confidence motion against a future Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha if there were "good reasons" and categorically rules out supporting any future coups -- although he's open to working with pro-military Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) "if the government is not corrupt and will not carry on with non-democratic processes".

  • THAILAND

    Cyber law raises eyebrows

    Business, Published on 15/03/2019

    » A cybersecurity bill introduced just weeks ahead of Thailand's first democratic election since a 2014 military coup has stoked concerns it could be used as a weapon to stifle political dissent.

  • THAILAND

    The politics of change

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 18/03/2019

    » It is less than a week until the much-anticipated general election. For the first time in the history of Thailand, we are seeing a huge turnout of LGBTI candidates from different professions and backgrounds, jumping on the political bandwagon and representing sexual diversity. Out and proud, many of them are standing as candidates or are working with political parties in order to make their voices heard.

  • THAILAND

    Private sector jots wish list

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 11/02/2019

    » Despite having different work cultures and development mindsets, public and private policies should ideally go hand-in-hand to usher a country's development forward.

  • THAILAND

    The more things change

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 04/02/2019

    » After a series of false promises on a general election, Thailand is scheduled to hold one on March 24 after more than four years of military rule.

  • THAILAND

    Who wants in on the EEC?

    Business, Published on 09/10/2017

    » The much-awaited Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) bill has already passed its first reading by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and is expected to be implemented by the end of the year.

  • THAILAND

    PAD revolts against rally ban

    News, Published on 05/08/2017

    » The People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) has defied a government warning to comply with the law regulating public assembly, arguing the group does not hold political rallies to pressure the government.

  • THAILAND

    End of Shinawatra era

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/08/2017

    » The curtain has closed on the Shinawatra clan's grip on Thai politics after former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra followed in the footsteps of her fugitive brother Thaksin on Friday by fleeing a Supreme Court ruling for foreign shores, political analysts say.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the Week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 31/08/2012

    » Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwannatat appears to have resolved his conflict in his ministry with his abrupt transfer of three generals. But Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi is caught in a three-way war of words with the City Hall and a group of water experts on the flood prevent plan. In the deep South, militants went on bomb-planting spree to mark their national day.

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