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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Thaksin talks, controversy follows

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 26/03/2012

    » Former prime minister made another phone-in to red-shirt supporters in the Northeast and one of his remarks has caused a bit of a controversy.

  • OPINION

    Thailand's tale told via 'The Nation'

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Nearly five decades ago, The Nation newspaper started out as a pro-democracy, anti-military news organisation. It was fiercely independent and invariably hard-hitting vis-à-vis the powers-that-be. An English-language newspaper owned by Thais from the outset, it prided itself for having neither fear nor favour. Its lamentable expiry as a print newspaper today -- an online version will continue -- provides multiple parallels for Thailand's contemporary political history, ongoing polarisation and the changing nature of the business of journalism worldwide.

  • OPINION

    Surakiart has a tough task

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/02/2018

    » The Myanmar government continues to dig itself into deeper trouble over the crisis it created with the Rohingya. Worse, it is rapidly creating an atmosphere of belligerence. There seems plenty of means available to discuss and solve the situation via talks with neighbours and the international community. Instead, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the nation's military have only become more isolated.

  • LIFE

    From clam to crab governments

    Life, Kaona Pongpipat, Published on 14/12/2015

    » From the Tanin Kraivixien government following the massacre of Oct 6, 1976, the premiership of Gen Prem Tinsulanonda in the 80s, the post-economic crisis time of Chuan Leekpai up to the politically turbulent times of Thaksin Shinawatra, Abhisit Vejjajiva and Yingluck Shinawatra -- few have witnessed the history of Thai contemporary politics as closely as Somlak Songsamphant. 

  • OPINION

    Thailand's black site: Who is accountable?

    News, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 15/05/2018

    » Suddenly Thailand, a name synonymous with coups and democratic struggles, has been mentioned repeatedly by US lawmakers and TV personalities over the last few weeks.

  • OPINION

    Courtship rituals fail to impress

    News, Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 24/06/2018

    » Thailand is on track to hold a long-awaited general election by February next year if everything goes as planned, with politicians resorting to tricks of old as the polling day nears.

  • THAILAND

    Army regions warn against canvassing

    News, Published on 02/01/2018

    » Regional army commanders have warned politicians against canvassing for support during the festive period while revealing soldiers have been deployed to shadow certain targets.

  • OPINION

    Come to the party, PM

    News, Postbag, Published on 08/03/2018

    » Many of the 40 plus new political parties want Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to continue as PM, post-election. But some newbies want the post-election inter-party negotiations to be deadlocked to the point where the junta-selected and elected MPs can join to choose Gen Prayut as an "outsider" PM.

  • OPINION

    Sucking the wind out of the elections

    News, Kong Rithdee, Published on 05/05/2018

    » The verb of the week is "to dood".

  • THAILAND

    Voice TV to challenge NBTC ban on talk show

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 22/03/2018

    » Voice TV is preparing to file a complaint with the Administrative Court to challenge a 15-day suspension order on one of its news talk shows after it was accused of inciting divisions by the telecommunications regulator.

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