Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 politics in Thailand

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Mon. May 29, 2017

-
When it comes to the quality of education, the focus is understandably on the teachers, while access to good learning materials has been largely underrated.
Far from it, such bases tend to help legitimize and prop up repressive regimes, while often interfering with genuine efforts toward political and democratic reform. The silencing of the critics ... The United States also has maintained deep connections ...
THE government has sent out clear signals since February that it wants to renew efforts to forge reconciliation among divided political groups.
But would Thai teachers, not to mention monks in positions of power and other political leaders used to blind, unquestioning conformity to their unsupported claims, allow such radical reform as advised in the Buddha's excellent teachings?
May 26, 2017: The prime minister of the military government has openly discussed the possibility that political violence might be a possible excuse to delay elections indefinitely.
Two retired generals and a fugitive red-shirt hardliner have denied any involvement in Monday's bombing at Phramongkutklao hospital, which left 25 people ...
A lot of responsibility now rests on the shoulders of former Mahachon Party leader Anek Laothamatas, with expectations running high that he will rise to the challenge of heading the panel tasked with figuring out how to reshape political parties in the ...
Recent moves by Thailand's military-backed government to tighten controls over social media are as much an international investor issue as a domestic.
Realestate.com.kh caught up with Dr Sopon Pornchokchai, President of the Association of Real Estate Agents (AREA), Thailand, to get his view on the ...
Tavorn, a former executive of the Democrat Party and an ex-leader of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), declared in an interview with the Thai Post over the weekend: "I am 1,000 per cent [sic] confident that the existing powers-that-be ...
Bangkok An explosion at a military hospital in Bangkok on the third anniversary of the ruling junta underscored Thailand's delicate political situation ahead of the first full-fledged election in seven years. The kingdom's two largest political forces ...
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at government house to attend a weekly cabinet meeting as the junta marked the third anniversary of a military coup in Bangkok, Thailand on May 23, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Reuters) ... The coup has indeed ...
... to the Thailand's National cancer Institute which located near Phramongkutlklao hospital by an unknown individual. Full story: http://englishnews.
A small bomb shook the center of an army-linked hospital in the Thai capital Bangkok Monday, injuring 25 people. Some experts have been left wondering if the attack, which took place on the third anniversary of 2014's military coup, could be a rare ...
Taiwan's health minister on Monday accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in the annual meeting of the governing body of the World Health Organization for the first time since 2008.
Three years ago to the day the military ousted an elected government following months of street protests. Since then, Thailand's military leaders have clamped down on critics, political opponents and free speech. An election is due by the end of next year.
Since that day, the country has become "very militarised", according to some analysts, who fear that military-style thinking and practices will hold Thailand back rather than allow it to move forward. Associate Professor Thitinan Pongsudhirak, director ...
This is on top of last month's announcement that the government had banned any online interaction with three individuals: two academics and one journalist, all three of whom are political exiles and prominent critics of the state. And just today, law ...
But as the ruling ex-generals mark their third year in power on Monday, the Thai economy is showing just why the moniker "Teflon Thailand" - referencing its resilience to constant political shocks - is more apt. Official figures released last week ...
The government of Thailand is considering measures to improve conditions in the troubled southern border provinces. It hopes new policies, including increased security, can return confidence in ... Thai security forces have also been accused of ...
It has been three years since the National Council for peace and Order (NCPO) seized power and set itself the Herculean task of putting the country's affairs in order.
ON THE EVE of three years in government, the country's military junta has been criticised by Thailand's two major political parties for its failure to achieve any important reform. Having seized power on May 22, 2014, the military appointed a so-called ...
Critics say it is highly undemocratic and will allow the junta a powerful hold over national politics - even after elections resume in 2018.
... of Yingluck Shinawatra in a coup, saying the military had intervened to end street protests and years of political turmoil.
A major social-media topic of late has to do with the new president of Chulalongkorn University's student council, and opinions have been extremely divided.
Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey - nicknamed "uncle Fat" by locals - after photos of the animal started circulating on social media last month.
"I have no belief that this regime will countenance general amnesties, political devolution, linguistic rights, etc. I believe that the younger generation of BRN leaders feels they really need to escalate the violence; without it, the Thai government ...
In the post-WWII era, Thailand has emerged as a "swing state" between democracy and authoritarianism, with fewer years of the former.
May is a loaded month for Thai politics. In 1992, from May 17 to 20, hundreds of thousands rose up against military dictator Suchinda Kraprayoon, who made himself prime minister, to demand the country be led by one elected by the people.
One political source said that at least two bills initiated by the NRSA have drawn the wrath of politicians, as well as those members of Thai society who will be affected by them. Although the NRSA is powerless to enact laws on its own -- it must first ...
One of them is Pavin Chachavalpongpun, a professor of politics and international relations at Kyoto University in Japan. The ban has made him better known among Thais than he ... But he holds out hope that Thailand will follow some of its neighbors by ...
Nobody knows when the new election will take place - and whether there will be "accidents" along the way. But Pundits are already busy drawing up scenarios for the post-election political landscape. The two major parties - Pheu Thai and the Democrats ...
A Thai law student arrested for sharing a critical article about his country's new king that was posted on facebook is this year's winner of South Korea's most prestigious human rights award.
A square-jawed trickster who dominates or appears hidden in the background of almost every cartoon strip evokes a former Thai prime minister assigned blame for every problem in Thailand. He is the smirking foil of the uniformed general, with the unique ...
Prayuth Chan-och to power in Thailand, China remains a staunch ally, declining to weigh in on Thailand's domestic affairs.
The army took power after protests and street clashes between factions that have polarized Thailand for more than a decade: a military-backed Bangkok elite and supporters of ousted populist leader Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, ...
police in Thailand arrested Jatupat in December for sharing a critical profile about King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkunan that was posted on facebook by the Thai-language service of the BBC. The prize was created in 2000 to honor a 1980 ...
"The government's moves to restrict facebook indicate that it is solidifying ideologically around the monarchy, making it the cornerstone of its overall efforts to stem political freedom," said David Streckfuss, author of "Truth on Trial in Thailand ...
Thai political minefield threatens NCPO. Suranand Vejjajiva Former secretary-general to the prime minister ... The vicious cycle in Thai politics has seen different kinds of coalitions and individuals who supported the rise to power of various prime ...
Thailand IS not involved in a war or even a battle that made submarines a necessary purchase, but the learning process involved in the acquisition of the ...
State subsidised healthcare has been an important political issue for various Thai governments for decades, and the military government hopes that the new family doctor scheme will go a long way in addressing the public's demand for such services.
Exploiting religion for political gain is nothing new in Indonesia or Thailand. But society and courts tend to come to their senses and see the politics behind these accusations. But surprisingly, the Indonesian court decided to reinstate the blasphemy ...
Based on a study of the history and politics of Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, which I had acquired during an assignment at the U.S.
EIGHTY Thai and Myanmar NGOs have voiced their support for The Nation journalist Pratch Rujivanarom, who has been sued by a Thai mining company over a report about the environmental impacts of a tin mine affecting local people in Myanmar.
LOVE him or loathe him, it has to be admitted that 21-year-old student activist Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal is making more waves than most people his age.
(File) Theerapat Prayurasiddh, permanent secretary of the Thai Ministry of agriculture and Cooperatives, dressed in a traditional costume, greets Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and Princess Bajrakitiyabha during the annual ...
By June 1951, the Thai navy staged a failed coup against the incumbent government and its political role was finished thereafter.
Kaye has previously criticised the Thai authorities for using lese majeste laws "as a political tool to stifle critical speech".
The dramatic transformation of Nong Khon, which means "Log Pond village," mirrors developments across the country's extensive Isan, or northeast, region that have had an impact on the greater Thai social and political scene. Although it remains ...


spacer

 


 


 


 


schema-root.org

  asia
    thailand
     people
       political
         activists
         elections
         parties
         protests

Thais:
       career
       political

cross-references for
political: