Election Day

Abhisit quits Democrat helm after poll humiliation

Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has quit the helm of Thailand’s oldest party after the general election’s results showed the political...


Election day in photos

Debating the future

How political parties offer to address the country’s ills

Leading candidates of political parties in the March-24 general election have taken part in a special forum organized by Thai PBS to publicize and debate their visions and policies. They cover major issues from public health, environment and education to immediate measures to address economic woes. Click here for coverage of the forum.

“Unpredictable, messy” is how the March-24 election is seen by academics

The March-24 is anything but predictable. That’s the general consensus among some of Thailand’s leading academics and political experts just...

Political Pulse

Resist the urge to photograph your ballot

Saturday, March 23, 2019: Everyone knows the rules when entering the voting booth, but having a smartphone in the pocket...
Political Pulse is a regular update of important political events leading to the Thai election. The snapshots will be on a daily basis, so plan your visit accordingly. Once a day is perfect.

Key Players

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha: Fighting to protect his legacy

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the prime minister and head of the ruling National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has decided...


Future Forward grapples with political complications

All eyes will be on Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit next week when he and two other party executives face...
While Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has generated a lot of hype with his anti-establishment rhetoric, there is no guarantee that it will translate into votes he needs.

Highlights of the week

Analysis: As March 24 draws near, Abhisit’s dilemma deepens

Over the past few days, Abhisit Vejjajiva was provoked by two key figures on both sides of the national divide....
Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva apparently believes he has played his trump card by saying no to both Pheu Thai Party and Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. But does he really know what will be in store for...

What you should know about Thailand's election 2019

The electoral system is the key

The March-24 general election is being seen as a major political transition for Thailand. It will see a contest between...

Political quotes

Bangkok voters crowd polling stations
  • Two “swing parties” highly “uneased” by Hong Kong photos

    The “Hong Kong incident”, which went viral on the social media this weekend, has made it “even more difficult” for two major “swing parties” _ Bhumjaithai and Chartthaipattana _ to work with Pheu Thai in a government, highly-informed sources associated with the two mid-sized camps have told ThaiPBS. Initially, it...
  • Thungyai wildlife chief wants heavier penalty for Premchai 

    Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary chief Wichien Chinnawong said today that, while he respects the verdict of the Thong Pha Phume provincial court on Italian-Thai Development boss Premchai Karnasuta, he believes the billionaire deserves a heavier penalty.   Speaking at a panel discussion jointly organized by the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation and environment reporters’ club today, Mr. Wichien said he and his immediate...
Palang Pracharat ahead in Bangkok, Future Forward second
Palang Pracharat appears in pole position
Thanathorn may be in trouble over  alleged share-holding in media firm
Doctor reports empty wards as patients go to the polls
Sudarat insists winner should form govt



Palang Pracharat appears in pole position

The Palang Pracharat Party looks set to win around 120 seats, give or take a few, in the general election,...


Sudarat insists winner should form govt

Pheu Thai party chief election strategist Sudarat Keyuraphan announced shortly after the close of the voting that the party stands...


Economics professor accuses parties of wooing voters with dream populist policies

  All political parties contesting the March-24 election are engaged in selling “dream” populist policies to woo voters without clarifying how they will fund these policies, said Mr.Narong Petprasert,...

Food and Travel

A Detour Back to Food

Good day from the delicious den of Bangkok. This new column is going to be about foods and places in...

Photos of the day

Quotes of the week

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