Calls for the right to elect governors in other provinces across the country have grown amid the immense media focus on the Bangkok gubernatorial race. (Photo by Kiratikorn Naksompop Blauw)

Bangkok poll triggers national wave of demand for local democracy

The 2022 Bangkok gubernatorial election, which saw independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt win by a landslide, looks set to change Thailand’s politics in a big way. Its impacts are now being…

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A woman checks the Bangkok Follow up website, one of the tools created by King Prajadhipok Institute (KPI) to enhance voters’ involvement in the upcoming poll.

From vote-counts to matchmaking – 4 innovations boosting voter participation in Bangkok election

Excitement is rising as around 4.4 million Bangkok voters prepare to cast their ballots in the first gubernatorial election for almost 10 years. But this time, their participation in the…

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Homelessness and women’s safety: Huge problems Bangkok governor hopefuls won’t touch

Bangkok has had as many as 30 gubernatorial candidates, yet none has paid serious attention to its acute problems of domestic violence, women’s safety, and the homeless. Statistics show the…

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No vote but strong opinions: Bangkok expats ponder governor election

Most expatriates in Bangkok have no right to vote in the May 22 gubernatorial election, yet the outcome affects their everyday lives just as much as those of other residents….

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Skytrain poses challenges to next Bangkok governor

Anticipating challenging decisions ahead, the four candidates running in the election for governor of Bangkok are strongly opposing the extension of concession for the core Skytrain sections of the Green…

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‘Cave rescue’ governor will not stand in Bangkok’s gubernatorial election

Narongsak Osottanakorn, former governor of Chiang Rai province, who shot to fame for his leading role in the dramatic operation to rescue 12 young footballers and their coach from a…

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Democrats formally nominate Dr. Suchatvee for Bangkok gubernatorial election

The Democrat Party’s executive committee today (Monday) unanimously nominated Prof. Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, former rector of King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus, as its sole candidate to run…

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Samut Sakhon governor quits after his transfer request was rejected

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vijitsaengsri decided to quit government service today (Monday) and spend the rest of his life with his family in his hometown in Thailand’s central province of…

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Kanchanaburi’s Sangkhla Buri district receives only one bottle of vaccine

The Sangkhla Buri district of Thailand’s western border province of Kanchanaburi has received one bottle of COVID-19 vaccine, enough to vaccinate just ten people, because only ten people have applied…

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Samut Sakhon factory of new cluster in where 39 from 69 foreign workers were found infected

Samut Sakhon businesses warned not to hire illegal migrants amid reports of influx

Businesses in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon are being sternly warned that they will face stiff legal action and closure if they are found to be hiring illegal migrant…

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