JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he has won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory. Widodo, after meeting with parties in his coalition, told reporters that the leaders of Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey […]
"In certain periods when the baht's rise is fast and not in line with economic fundamentals, the central bank has closely taken care of it."
BANGKOK – Bank of Thailand Assistant Governor Vachira Arromdee has told a press briefing on Monday that the Thai Baht is likely to remain volatile and the central bank has taken action on excessive moves in the currency to help the private sector adjust. The baht’s strength is mainly due to a weak dollar and […]
European Commission officials are campaigning against "disinformation" which they see as a threat in election campaigns
BRUSSELS – The European Union on Tuesday urged advertising trade associations and US internet giants to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns from suspects such as Russia, ahead of European elections in May. The European Commission said Google, Facebook, Twitter, Mozilla and trade groups have made “some progress” toward meeting their pledges to fight […]
The government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has delayed the vote six times since it first promised elections in 2015.
BANGKOK – Pro-election activists are demanding that a general election should take place no later than March 10 to avoid a possible violation of the 150-day deadline. They are also threatening to step up the pressure by holding a rally at Democracy Monument this Saturday if a royal decree announcing the election is not […]
Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said after the meeting the EC would consider an appropriate date after he gave details about the royal ceremony. "I don't know whether it will remain Feb 24," he said.
BANGKOK – The Junta government of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha and the Election Commission (EC) have discussed possible postponement of the upcoming election to avoid disruptions to the coronation ceremonies set for May 4-6. However, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam insisted that the election must be held before May 9 as constitutionally required. […]