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Sudarat dismisses Palang Pracharath

February 2, 2023: Thai Sang Thai wouldn’t mind being on the same side with the political party that was...

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Campaign poster that says a thousand words

January 31, 2023: “We will switch off the three Ps” is what the Move Forward Party promises in one...

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Fun mystery of nickname “Pele”

December 31, 2022: Some reports say Pele would get into scuffles with friends while playing football as a child...

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No quick fix for “toxics” plaguing democracies

November 30, 2022: Democracy’s greatest paradox is that sooner or later the “economic freedom” the system provides will come...

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How many in North Korea know about Itaewon?

October 31, 2022: While the rest of the world absorbed the tragic news as it happened, South Korea’s nearest...

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Up from eight-count, but will he give up?

September 30, 2022: Prayut Chan-o-cha is a badly-bruised boxer, who can either have a second wind or become too...

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Thaksin’s risky Prayut tease

August 31, 2022: “Come here and rent my place if you have to”. That was how Thaksin Shinawatra is...

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Energy issue heats up as Europe faces terrible cold

July 31, 2022: One of the most famous Game of Thrones phrases _ Winter is coming _ is being...

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COVID-19 updates by WHO chief

June 30, 2022: There has to be a lot of reading between the lines when latest comments of Tedros...

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Budget debate: Govt trades corruption jibes with opposition

May 31, 2022: The opening statement had been expected, but so had the response. Parliament began deliberation of the...

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Pheu Thai’s increasingly-uneasy ties with allies

April 30, 2022: An exiled anti-government extremist’s latest comment has underlined the progressively awkward relationships between Thailand’s biggest opposition...

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Trump amplifies US divide with strange message to Putin

March 31, 2022: Puzzling politics is materializing in America, with a former president asking Russia to help dig up...

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Late Bhichai integral to Democrat Party’s “good side”

February 28, 2022: One commendable thing about Thailand’s oldest political party is that  it always has a great leadership...

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Palang Pracharath clearly crushed, but low turnout affects celebrations

January 31, 2022: Practically everybody should be delighted except the ruling party, which was basically humiliated in the Constituency...

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Omicron raises possibility of another New Year countdown cancellation

November 30, 2021: The United States stresses that there’s no reason to panic now, and the Thai Public Health...

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Pita’s popularity jumps

October 31, 2021: Champagne must be flowing among those in the opposition bloc who have read the latest Dusit...

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Cajoling Prayut appears confident about one thing he shouldn’t trust _ nature

September 30, 2021: The prime minister is continuing his double-edged-sword approach to the flooding crisis, using sweet words and...

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Tragic drone strike marks end, hopefully, of longest US war

August 31, 2021: Never mind the “hectic, humiliating but sometimes heroic” plastered here and there in western reports of...

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Is Thaksin’s comment blasting others as “stupid” smart?

July 31, 2021: People slam one another as “stupid” all the time, except senior rival politicians who are very...

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Singapore’s idea, anyone?

June 30, 2021: COVID-19 is depressing news, but there’s a way to live more happily with it and, according...

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More worrying signs for Thailand

May 31, 2021: The continued rise of local COVID-19 numbers should not be the only thing to worry Thais,...

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As cremations take place everywhere in India, deaths rise in Brazil, too

April 30, 2021: Brazil has surpassed 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, and more Brazilians have died in the first four months...

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List of first vaccine recipients clearly shows govt motives

February 28, 2021: Cabinet members and top health officials lined up to receive the newly-arrived COVID-19 vaccines today to...

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Happy New Year…and celebrate safely

December 31, 2020: At this time last year, much of the world was only vaguely aware of an unknown...

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Thaksin yields more clues on his future ties with Jatuporn

December 12, 2020: The roller-coaster relationship between Thaksin Shinawatra and his top red-shirt warrior, Jatuporn Prompan, normally had major...

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Prawit pours cold water on speculation about Narumon’s role

Tuesday, June 30, 2020: Newly-elected Palang Pracharath leader Prawit Wongsuwan is sounding very vague to say the least on...

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Chuan on Senate: Don’t overthrow it; improve it

Tuesday, December 31, 2019: House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has not been popular among opponents of the military and his...

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Anti-fake news centre likely to divide opinions

Thursday, August 29, 2019: Whenever a government campaigns against “fake news”, heavy politicisation is bound to follow. Just ask...

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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...

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Pheu Thai protects Sudarat against ban

Thursday, October 25, 2018: Due to the looming party dissolution threat, Pheu Thai today has reportedly decided to keep...

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New Pheu Thai ally unveils itself

Wednesday, October 24, 2018: The Pheu Thai Party looks certain to get another ally in the Seri Ruam Thai...

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“Dissolution” threat looms against Pheu Thai

Tuesday, October 23, 2018: What triggered a new “party dissolution” threat against Pheu Thai all of a sudden? Analysts...

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Another woman steps onto stage

Monday, October 22, 2018: Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan made a few comments on Thaksin Shinawatra today. Much of...

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Suthep steps into lion’s den

Sunday, October 21, 2018: It can be said that Suthep Thaugsuban was in “the lion’s den” today. Actually, he...

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Prayut declares Belgium trip successful

Saturday, October 20, 2018: Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha returned from Belgium today and joined Thaksin Shinawatra and new Army chief...

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Thaksin, Army chief slammed for trying to be logical

Friday, October 19, 2018: It was a relatively calm day in politics, despite statements by the new Army chief...

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Prayut off to a great social media start

Thursday, October 18, 2018: If following on the social media is any indication, military-backed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is...

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New Army chief elusive on soldiers and politics

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is planning a Facebook live after “good” public responses to his...

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Prayut and Sudarat have their first showdown

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018: The first showdown between Prayut Chan-o-cha and Sudarat Keyuraphan as unofficial front-running candidates...

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PM Prayut goes online

    Monday, October 15, 2018: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may be playing his cards close to his chest...

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EC: Reward plan will scare vote buyers

   Sunday, October 14, 2018: The Election Commission said today it’s counting on a Bt100,000 reward to stop vote-buying....

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Sudarat a possible message of defiance

Saturday, October 13, 2018: A few reports today named Sudarat Keyuraphan as one of the Pheu Thai Party’s three...

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Millions “can vote” in Democrat primary

Friday, October 12, 2018: Up to 2.5 million people can vote in the Democrat “primary”, a virtual survey on...

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Can Pheu Thai cope with party dissolution?

Thursday, October 11, 2018: Key political figures provided no major development today, but sources within Pheu Thai explained a...

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Plot thickening

Wednesday, October 10, 2018: The noose seems to be tightening around Thaksin Shinawatra’s neck, with his son, Panthongtae, being...

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Sondhi’s son: Leave my dad alone

Tuesday, October 9, 2018: It was a day of verbal wars. Suthep Thaugsuban, who led massive street protests against...

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Should he stay or should he go?

Monday, October 8, 2018: Was it a good-natured welcoming roar or were Buriram people booing Deputy Prime Minister Prawit...

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