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  • OPINION

    Hold the EC accountable

    News, Editorial, Published on 01/06/2019

    » Given that its seven commissioners were chosen directly by the military regime's lawmakers, the Election Commission (EC) should have tried to prove it is politically impartial and independent to gain the public's trust.

  • OPINION

    Regime is here to stay

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/05/2019

    » In the aftermath of the March 24 general election, horse trading for cabinet seats among politicians has been ongoing as the two opposing camps make last-ditch efforts to form a coalition government.

  • OPINION

    Time to reveal the formula

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/04/2019

    » More than a week after the March 24 general election, the public still has more questions than answers when it comes to the results of the poll.

  • OPINION

    EC must explain flaws

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/03/2019

    » Whether they are the result of incompetence on the part of the Election Commission (EC) or of systematic efforts to rig the general election on Sunday, the many flaws and irregularities detected at polling stations and during vote counting have to be fully explained to the public.

  • OPINION

    Free vote in Senate for PM

    Oped, Editorial, Published on 25/03/2019

    » As the country re-emerges on the path to democracy, with voters crowding into polling stations yesterday for their first chance in five years to help shape at the ballot box how their country is run, Thais will hope that the trust they place in the new system is honoured by the politicians they have elected to implement it.

  • OPINION

    EC needs to be impartial

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/12/2018

    » This year, two individuals have set extraordinary examples for Thai people, demonstrating that integrity and honesty are traits that matter for those in or running for public office.

  • OPINION

    NCPO job not to teach voters

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/11/2018

    » As the general election draws nearer, the military regime is right about one thing -- a seeming lack of understanding about the new poll system among the electorate. However, the regime has assigned itself the wrong task in trying to raise people's awareness.

  • OPINION

    Ministers must resign

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/10/2018

    » There is no significant disagreement that the next general election, whether in February or later, must be free and fair. But the military regime seems blind to the fact that it must be seen to be impartial, by all Thais and foreign friends alike. This is why Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha must release government ministers directly and actively aligned with political parties. This must start with the four cabinet ministers who took up leading roles within the Palang Pracharath Party (PPP) last week.

  • OPINION

    Doing right by voters

    News, Editorial, Published on 12/08/2017

    » Two new election rules recently proposed by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) sound ripe for controversy even before they are implemented.

  • OPINION

    Unity cannot be ordered

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/03/2017

    » The military regime says its plans for national reconciliation are moving along splendidly. The man in charge, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, has a timetable and he says everything is proceeding according to plan. By June, he will issue a social contract laying out a formal pact on national unity. The image he presents of agreement and progress is not what the public currently sees.

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