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  • THAILAND

    Parties begin to plot course to poll

    News, Published on 15/09/2018

    » Political parties are upbeat about the prospects of the general election taking place on Feb 24 next year after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invoked Section 44 to ease the ban on political activities.

  • THAILAND

    Parties to meet EC to discuss poll date

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 14/09/2018

    » Political parties are set to meet with the regime to discuss poll preparations after an invitation to see the Election Commission (EC) on Sept 28, said Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam who insisted the tentative poll date of Feb 24 next year still stands.

  • OPINION

    Noisy riders are relevant

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Re: "Summary execution", (PostBag, Oct 6). Unfortunately, my letter was cruelly edited to the point that it made little sense. In my original, I included photographs in support, and said that although a (very weak) argument could be made for motorcycles riding on the footpath against the flow of traffic, none can be made for those that ride on the footpath with the flow of traffic.

  • THAILAND

    Cooler days forecast

    News, Published on 26/11/2018

    » Met forecasts cooler days this week

  • THAILAND

    Primary halt 'needs alternative'

    News, Published on 27/06/2018

    » There must be an alternative method of selecting MP candidates in place if primaries are to be suspended, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, says.

  • THAILAND

    Watchdog demands govt stop meddling with EC

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 19/11/2018

    » An independent election watchdog is calling on the Election Commission (EC) to exercise independence in redrawing the election constituencies, saying it is a first step towards a free and fair election.

  • OPINION

    Time to lift rights bans

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The best thing that can be said about last week's action by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is that the all-male group understands it has created a problem. It has returned to the public a tiny bit of the civil and human rights it removed 52 months ago. On Friday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha used his extraordinary powers under Section 44 to give some small but important freedoms to political parties. While the order restores the right to organise party affairs, it falls lamentably short of restoring basic and constitutional rights to all Thais.

  • THAILAND

    Pheu Thai unfazed by election agency probe of Thaksin meet

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 09/10/2018

    » The Pheu Thai Party believes it can survive possible dissolution as it is now under investigation by the Election Commission (EC) over whether it violated the election law by allegedly having fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra control its affairs from abroad.

  • BUSINESS

    Can Modi repeat?

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 24/09/2018

    » A day is a long time in politics, so they say. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been in power for four years and four months, and his day of reckoning with the voters is still seven months away.

  • THAILAND

    About Politics

    News, Published on 25/11/2017

    » Who will be in the race for next year's election? We look at the frontrunners v Critics attack new voting system claiming it is 'contradictory' v Pundits accuse regime of wheeling out welfare cards to boost popularity before poll

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