The contest broadly pits the party of junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led the 2014 coup when he was army chief, against populist parties loyal to ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and also parties opposed to extending military dominance in government.
BANGKOK – Many Thais queued on Sunday, some for hours in scorching heat, to vote early in parliamentary elections scheduled for March 24, the country’s first since a 2014 military coup. “It feels good to use our democratic right,” said 29-year-old Adulwit Sinthusiri, one of the 2.6 million Thais who registered for the one-day-only early […]
Prayut Chan-o-cha is a retired Royal Thai Army officer and the head of the National Council for .... Since taking power in 2014
BANGKOK – Anti Junta Activists and supporters for an election will continue their planned march from Thammasat University to Government House on Tuesday. “The plan remained unchanged. We will gather for a rally at 7am tomorrow,” Rangsiman Rome, a leader of the Democracy Restoration Group, said at the university on Monday. The activists will […]
TORONTO, Canada – Russia is using Ukraine as a test ground for its information war against Western democracy, Ukraine’s foreign minister told G7 ministers meeting here on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland wants the disruptive influence of Russia on the West to be a top agenda item, and she set the table — literally […]
– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta Installed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday vowed to get tough on Democratic political agitators, saying all people must be subject to the law. He was referring to anti-coup activists stepping up campaigns against the regime. His comments came after around 500 people gathered near Democracy Monument on Saturday to […]
– TEHRAN – Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution. Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic Republic’s un-elected clerical elite and Iranian foreign policy […]