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Prajak Kongkirati from Bangkok's Thammasat University told Associated Press the party is seen as the “one choice” for Thai voters who identify as progressive and against the coup. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is aiming for another option. As the co-founder of Future Forward, one of a handful of newly ...
... if it fails to recalls a book called the History of Thailand, which depicts coup maker and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha as a patron of democracy. ... Mr Srisuwan, secretary-general of the Thai Constitution Protection Association, wrote to the department's director-general and the prime minister in protest.

Thailand was last classified as "free" in 2004 when it was led by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, but the military coups of 2006 and 2014 both ... "Clearly, Thai democratic institutions have been completely reconstituted by the military to serve the ends, values and beliefs of the junta and their many ...
In order to make any impact in Thai politics, placating the military has always been seen as essential – there have been 19 military coups or coup attempts in Thailand since 1932 – but Thanathorn has no intention of welding his party to its influence. “Never again,” he said bluntly. “We want to champion the ...
Political gatherings of five or more people have been outlawed since Thailand's army grabbed power in a May 2014 coup, booting Yingluck ... in Thailand's biggest bloc -- the toppled Pheu Thai party, which has dominated elections for a decade but has been repeatedly cut down by coups and court rulings.
The military, which took power in a 2014 coup, has rolled out reforms since the European Union threatened in 2015 to ban fish imports from Thailand ... “Buyers like Tesco, Costco and Nestle want a competitive, reputable industry,” said Jason Judd, who works with the ILO on labour issues in Thai fisheries.

The partial relaxation of the ban on political activities came after almost four years of restrictions imposed since the 2014 military coup. The group, which is jointly led by “progressive pro-democracy” law professor Piyabutr Saengkanikkul, is seen as a new alternative for progressive young people who have ...
BANGKOK (AFP) - Hundreds of pro-democracy Thais rallied in Bangkok on Saturday (March 10) to rail against the ruling junta with T-shirts, signs and speeches, as activists grow bolder in their defiance of a ban on protests. The military regime has kept a tight rein on dissent since its 2014 power grab by ...
To engage or neutralize citizens who act as cannon fodder for military interventions is thus necessary for Thailand to become a post-coup society. ... see the pro-Thaksin Shinawatra Pheu Thai Party to be, there shall be demand for more coups when these people get frustrated and feel they cannot count on ...
Over the past three years, as Thailand-United States relations soured following the May 2014 coup in Bangkok, many commentators argued that the Thai government was suddenly alienated from the United States and moving closer to China. Although the Obama administration had vowed to bolster ...
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (R) and Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan before a weekly cabinet meeting at ... When former Thai coup-maker General Suchinda Kraprayoon's wife, Wannee, dreamt that her soldier husband would stay in power for a decade, her ...
If the novel “Pracharat” scheme is meant to give Thai big business an integrative role in the Thailand of the future, then another of the NCPO's approaches to national integration owes more to the past. The period since the 2014 coup has seen remarkable quiescence replace the extreme politicisation and ...
Thai airport officials talk Wednesday to members of a Zimbabwean family that have been living for three months at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on the outskirts of ... The family said they feared returning to Zimbabwe, which saw a military coup overthrow former President Robert Mugabe in November.
“Thai people think it's really far and see it as a commercial area, where everyone is doing business in shophouses and selling something old,” Bua admits. ... After a seven-year renovation—including 18 months of forced hiatus during Thailand's military coup in 2014—Bangkok Publishing Residence is ...
Foreign investors that examine Thailand's macroeconomic fundamentals reveal that the Thai economy has begun to recover following political instability and the military coup of 2014. Thailand's interim government has indicated that it is committed to improving the country's business environment and ...
China's presence in Thailand has deepened over the past three years, while Trump has upgraded American ties by reversing Obama-era restrictions imposed after the 2014 coup. The significance of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's trade-heavy visit to Washington in October will not have been lost ...
BANGKOK- Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he would use a special order that gives the military sweeping powers to lift a ban on ... The military has been running Thailand since the May 2014 coup when it ousted the civilian government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, ...

The EU has agreed to resume political contacts “at all levels” with Thailand, more than three years after suspending them in protest at the military coup in Bangkok, AFP reports. It was “appropriate” to resume ties, the bloc said on Monday, citing the adoption of a new constitution in Thailand this year and a ...
Beyond the political rhetoric of normalising ties, both the Thai government and the European Union (EU) still need to do more to make that process ... After having suspended ties with Thailand following the May 2014 coup, the European bloc has shown its intention to resume political dialogue, while ...
After taking power in a coup in May 2014, the military junta had banned gatherings of more than five people. ... Filling Thailand's political space with genuine Thai NGOs, thus displacing foreign-funded fronts posing as NGOs, and addressing legitimate concerns regarding everything from the environment to ...
While Kingsgate has started legal action against Thailand over what it says was the appropriation of Chatree, Metal Tiger argues that Kingsgate can ... “It is fanciful to think a totally new board, with minimal Thai operating experience, could walk into this situation and have anything but a disruptive effect.
The EU has agreed to resume political contacts “at all levels” with Thailand, more than three years after suspending them in protest at the military coup in Bangkok, AFP reports. It was “appropriate” to resume ties, the bloc said on Monday, citing the adoption of a new constitution in Thailand this year and a ...
After seven years, the first Thai film banned by the Film Act 2008 will see the light of day. ... Some interpreted the ban as a sign of a post-coup curtailing of ... the Thailand National Film Association Award for Best Screenplay.
Monk turned banker on Lee Kuan Yew, Patten, a Thai coup he ..... in 1991, at a dinner hosted by General Suchinda Kraprayoon in Thailand.
The first cuts to the chase: Does Thailand need new political parties or new ... The Southeast Asian country is expected to hold its first post-coup ...
Can a coup ever be justified in the name of democracy? ... experience subsequent coups, a finding that has become known as the “coup trap”. ... as regularly happens in Thailand when a weak civilian government is in power; ...
File Photo - Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha attends the opening session of the 20th ASEAN-JAPAN Summit in Manila, ...
So far, no problem for the Thai economy, it seems. ... to break out in Thailand in the wake of the coup, has been totally silent on the junta's rule. ... Some analysts also claim that Thailand has had so many coups (13 before the ...
It appears to be time for another round of a not-so-fun game: coup or not coup? ... But military coups are also not something these leaders, keeping a wary ... interventions that have plagued countries like Thailand and Turkey.
The Royal Thai Police (RTP) have also issued a circular instructing all ... source said that anti-coup groups both in Thailand and abroad were ...
In Thailand, the military junta, which seized power in 2014 from an .... and Thai coup-maker and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha earlier this ...
Thailand faces a series of uncertainties in the aftermath of King Bhumibol ... and royal cremation ceremony of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, seen on ... charisma, his kingship helped ensure that despite frequent coups, wrenching ... First, an important if implicit goal of the May 2014 coup was to ensure ...
Deceased Thai royals have traditionally been kept upright in urns during official mourning. ... when a 1932 coup ended centuries of absolute rule by Thai kings. ... with support for political movements ousted in recent coups.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's ... in the U.S.-Thailand alliance following the May 2014 coup, ties were far from ...
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha met with President Donald Trump this ... coup, the Obama administration cut military aid to Thailand and ...
Ex-PM's verdict is a political game-changer for Thailand ... He justified the coup by saying Yingluck's government was corrupt. ... on which her Pheu Thai Party campaigned during the 2011 general election to woo rice farmers, ...
Well, imagine for a moment the conversation between Thailand's ... The Thai military's coup in 2014 was frowned upon by Washington and as a ...
Thailand's prime minister is visiting the White House, a rare honor for a military leader who seized power in a 2014 coup and has resisted ...
Yingluck -- ousted by a military coup in 2014 -- had been barred from leaving Thailand without court approval since 2015, when her trial started.
The Kingdom of Thailand will begin the five-day royal cremation ceremony next month for King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose reign lasted seven ...
... democracy three years after the coup was evident in its conspicuous omission at a ... “The prospect of coups is non-existent, even unimaginable … ... who is fluent in Thai (as well as Bahasa Indonesia) and spent 10 years in ...
But the military's post-coup attempt to rig the electoral process ... But both of the Shinawatras were elected and reelected by the Thai people.
Such is life in Thailand more than three years after the NCPO took ... and has since lived in exile, dominated Thai politics until the coup of 2014, ...
At first I didn't want to comment on the recent Chula scandal because, like a good Thai, you shouldn't criticise the educational institution that ...
BANGKOK -- Shortly after he was appointed Thailand's army chief last ... the ruling military regime, which grabbed power in the May 2014 coup, ...
BANGKOK (AFP) - A convoy believed to be carrying Thailand's fugitive ... joined her brother Thaksin, who was toppled in a 2006 coup, in Dubai. ... Junta and officials from Yingluck's Pheu Thai party have given ... who assailed successive governments linked to the clan with coups, court cases and protests.
By contrast, Yingluck neither fled following the coup nor in the years that ... from the political stage tell us about Thailand's political situation?
Though she was ousted in a coup in 2014, Ms Yingluck had ... absence from it—epitomised the shambles that Thai politics has descended into.
... Shinawatra, the Thai prime minister who was ousted in a coup in ... Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former general who is Thailand's prime ... Depressing cycles of elections, protests, coups and military regimes dominate Thai politics.
(At the time of the coup in May 2014, just six were behind bars for ... Tara Buakamsri of the Thai chapter of Greenpeace, an NGO, says the ...


 

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