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American Educated, Thai Billionaire Steps into Thailand’s Political Arena

– BANGKOK – The Director of Thailand’s biggest auto parts group launched a political party in Bangkok on Thursday as an alternative to established parties, promising to bridge a festering political divide. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, 39, executive vice president and director of the Thai Summit Group launched the Future Forward Party in a part of Bangkok’s […]

March 15th, 2018 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Politics Back in Fashion in Thailand Despite Poll Delays

– BANGKOK – Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha rowed a boat across a pond dotted with lotus leaves, planted some rice stalks in a field and turned to villagers who had come to meet him in Baan Saladin village in central Thailand. Speaking of an oft-delayed general election, the 63-year-old Prayuth, who led a 2014 […]

March 6th, 2018 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Election Commission Opens Registration for New Parties

– BANGKOK – Registration for new political parties in Thailand began on Friday with the Election Commission (EC) noting that 34 groups turned up to register, the first sign of political activity being officially allowed in the country since a 2014 coup. The registration opening comes days after Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army […]

March 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha Affirms Elections to be Held by Next February

– BANGKOK – The prime minister of Thailand’s military government, which took power in a coup in 2014, said Tuesday the country will have elections by February next year, though he suggested the date is conditional on the political situation remaining calm. It is not the first time the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha […]

February 27th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Pro Election Activist in Pinocchio Masks Call Junta Leader a ‘Liar’

– BANGKOK -Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country’s junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a “liar” for delaying a general election promised this year. The junta has promised and postponed elections several times since it came to power following a coup in 2014, with the […]

February 25th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Pro Election Activists in Thailand Demand End to Regime “Lies”

– BANGKOK -Pro-election activists stepped up their campaign on Saturday with denunciations of the military regime’s “lies”, symbolised by masks bearing the face of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha with Pinocchio’s nose. The demonstration, the fourth in a series of events planned through May, took place at the Tha Phra Chan campus of Thammasat University . […]

February 24th, 2018 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Thailand’s Junta Government Vote Down all Seven Election Commissioner Nominations

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta appointed government the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has voted down all seven candidates for the new Election Commission (EC) nominated by the selection committee. None of the seven nominated election commissioners received half of the votes of the 248 assemblymen present or a minimum 124 votes required to be approved […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

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