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With the world premiere of a Thai version at Cannes Film Festival next month, plus the expected bows of the Japanese and Taiwanese versions at other ... Slated for an out-of-competition berth at Cannes, Ten Years Thailand is closest to the Hong Kong original in terms of political urgency, according ... Hong Kong

Finally, the State Financial and Fiscal Discipline Act of 2018 has taken effect, despite criticism about the controversial clause that virtually bans populist policies. It is seen as an attempt by the ruling regime under the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to limit the role of elected representatives ... Thailand
While Rungtawan's fondness to show off her large cleavage is always controversial, her skill and understanding as an online game administrator is unquestionable. "Those who follow her may or may not be political fans. And my goal is to make politics more touchable, even to those who are ... pirate
It was one of Yingluck's first public sightings since she fled Thailand last August ahead of a verdict in a court case she decried as a political witch-hunt. Analysts say both leaders are unlikely to return to Thai soil anytime soon after being convicted of graft charges in absentia. But they may continue ... politics

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thai political parties called on the junta on Wednesday (March 28) to lift curbs on campaigning as disquiet with the military's four-year rule deepens and demands mount for an election. Since seizing power in 2014 Thailand's generals have banned gatherings of more than five ...
Political scientist Seksan Prasertkul talks about the future of Thai society at the Faculty of Economics of Thammasat University on Friday. ... for them in politics and that a handful of people should not be the sole group who has the power to determine a political system suitable for 21st-century Thailand. Tycoon
The special lecture, entitled “Thailand in Thoughts: Thoughts in Thailand”, was held as political movements and new parties emerge even as the junta ... and patron-client systems, barring people's access to decision-making processes, and eventually causing public dissatisfaction and hence mass politics. Tycoon
BANGKOK • Nearly 40 new Thai political parties submitted names and logos on the opening day of party registration in Bangkok yesterday, an early step in the junta-ruled kingdom's halting return to democracy. Thailand has been under army rule since a 2014 putsch toppled an elected government and ... Tycoon
A victory for the Pheu Thai Party could raise the prospect the return of the Shinawatras and their allies to Thai politics, although that remains an unlikely prospect given the junta's determination to prevent exactly that outcome. Whether Prayut delivers on his latest promise is difficult to gauge; past form is not ... Tycoon
Members of Thai Citizen Power party summit their documents to register their political party at the Election Commission Office in Bangkok, Thailand, ... There are 34 parties which is a lot and it shows us that people are interested in taking part in politics and that they want a general election," Jarungvith ... Tycoon
A junta order signed by the Thai leader last December allows new political parties to be registered, along with their members, starting tomorrow, with existing ... that expect to become a partner in a future coalition government, and those offering themselves as new alternatives in politics, The Nation reported. Tycoon
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - More than 100 new political parties are expected to launch within weeks in Thailand after ... after the next election, those that expect to become a partner in a future coalition government, and those offering themselves as new alternatives in politics. Tycoon
The result was an ongoing and sometimes violent political struggle for control of Thailand's politics that pitted Thaksin and his supporters against his powerful opponents. Much to the surprise of the former prime minister's rivals, a Thaksin-backed party won the 2007 election, despite electoral rule ...
China has asked Malaysia to deport 11 ethnic Uygur Muslims who were part of a group that escaped from Thailand's immigration detention centre, the ... Deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also the minister for internal security, said China, a close economic and political ally of Malaysia has ...

In the past, CSI LA ran posts to counter allegations against the Yingluck Shinawatra government's rice-pledging scheme. Irregularities stemming from the project led to prison sentences handed down by the Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders against the former prime minister and ...
I look forward to further strengthening the UK's relationship with Thailand in the future,” Johnson said in a statement released by the British Embassy ... Both sides discussed issues such as economic and political cooperation as well as the promotion of people-to-people contact through culture and tourism.
Protesters holding placards reading "Stop laying dictatorship eggs. Stop delaying an election. Stop holding on to power," during a protest near democracy monument Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. About 200 anti-government protesters have rallied in the Thai capital Bangkok calling on the ...
With the US and European media still denying violence carried out by Shinawatra and his supporters in 2009-2010 and again in 2014, the Thai opposition will have a clean slate from which to stoke murder and mayhem at the cost of Thailand's political and economic stability. Time is on Thailand's side ...
Thai political observers say they had anticipated the fresh delay – a time-buying tactic for Prayuth to galvanise more public support to retain power ... And Duncan McCargo, a British scholar of Thai politics who teaches at the University of Leeds, said “there's a growing appetite to have the elections and see ...
Their recent submission of separate petitions asking that the Constitutional Court rule on the legality of the NCPO chief's recent use of Article 44 to amend the political party law was the only option available for political parties, said Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, the noted law professor from Thammasat ...
For them, Thaksin's relations with Vajiralongkorn will damage the old status quo long governing Thailand. Although it is stipulated in the constitution that the monarchy must stay above politics, the periodic intervention during violent crises by Bhumibol in the past was effectively made a political norm ...
The Thai monarchy has also – for over 80 years – been a ... Western diplomats to come and comment on Thailand's internal political affairs.
Despite the very strict ban on political gatherings, some politicians have ... is revoked, he is more than ready to jump back in politics, the ex-MP said. ... Muang constituency – a onetime stronghold of the archrival Pheu Thai Party. ... led to her flight from Thailand, Yingluck would have been more than ready to ...
politics November 05, 2017 01:00 ... One is that she will seek political asylum in the United Kingdom, where her brother Thaksin, who ... that may apply in Yingluck's case, as well as the possibility of the UK extraditing her back to Thailand. ... Consequently, if Yingluck's offence under Thai law for negligence in state duty also ...
“I mean, for example, I've been brought up in Britain and in Thailand, ... for the BBC which has included Thai politics, the monarchy and lese ...
At its core, modern Thailand is about the socio-political and developmental totality ... So far in the 21st century, all we can see in Thai politics is ...
Gen Prayut made the statement in response to political parties, particularly the Pheu Thai Party, urging the government to remove the ban since ...
The United Kingdom has informed Thailand that if former premier Yingluck Shinawatra is in the country, she is not staying as a political refugee, ...
Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn “has extremely large shoes to fill and there will ... said: “Under Bhumibol at least Thai politics was predictable.
How much longer must Thai society accept the military's involvement in politics? Thailand's absolute monarchy ended on June 24, 1932 ...
President Halimah Yacob will attend the funeral of Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok next week. She will attend the royal ...
Besides reconciliation, Anek's committee is tasked with long-term political reform which would look at politics at a national level and a local ...
Thailand did not struggle for the global superpower to accept ... of a range of issues from politics and social interest to eye-catching everyday lives. ... Gen Prayut is the first Thai leader to visit the White House since 2005.
Last year on this day, King Bhumibol of Thailand, the world's longest ... that the Thai uniqueness cannot be an excuse to undermine political ...
How the West Is Trying to Recreate Myanmar's Crisis in Thailand ... Shinawatra and his political proxies were ousted from power in 2014 by a swift and .... The comments are filled with Muslim-bashing messages in Thai. .... Oil and Energy · Civil Rights · Politics and Religion · Poverty & Social Inequality ...
Officials pay respects in front of a portrait of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej before they remove containers full of flowers offered by Thai ...
High-flying Thai businessman sets his political sights on the sky ... is burnishing his credentials as a future star in Thailand's political firmament.
On the other hand, Thaksin is unlikely to call it quits in Thai politics having had tens of millions of dollars worth of assets frozen and drawn a ...
Anutin Charnvirakul is being tipped as a potential candidate for prime minister once Thailand holds a general election. (Photo by Marwaan ...
"The verdict is a turning point in Thai politics. It will change the political landscape to ensure more accountability among policymakers," Panitan ...
Time is ripe for a new Thai political movement ... We envision a Thailand in which student politics is normal and where peaceful street protests ...
Yingluck's conviction resets Thailand's politics ... A 'Red Shirt' supporter holds a picture of of ousted former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck ... Her political supporters say she is either in London or Dubai, where her self-exiled, ...
"The verdict is a turning point in Thai politics, (since) it will change the political landscape to ensure more accountability among policymakers," ...
Supporters of ousted former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wait for her at the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand on August 25, ...
Most people want election next year but not sure that Thai politics will change: polls ... changes in the political arena, and that corruption would continue. ... 65 per cent wanted to see Thailand develop in every way and more ...
The Supreme Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders ... but she would have had to file the appeal in person from inside Thailand.
New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a statement on Wednesday calling on Thai authorities to drop charges against a ...


 

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