China’s Premier Li Keqiang (L) reacts beside Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha during a press conference at Government House in Bangkok on November 5, 2019. (Photo by Rungroj YONGRIT / POOL / AFP)

Opposition seeks to ruin govt’s New Year party

A “shock and awe” campaign has been promised, but the apparently-imminent upcoming censure debate can make or break the opposition as much as it can give the Prayut Cabinet a…

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Facts and floods hamper “oath-taking” offensive

It was a Constitution that was born thanks to Prayut Chan-o-cha’s coup and virtually promoted by him and his military-backed regime. The opposition does not like many things about the…

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(Photo) Wan Yoobamrung, Sira Janjaka/Facebook

Commentary: Divide disrupts Thailand’s shot for political integrity

Two related incidents over the past few days can tell how far the country has come in its attempt to upgrade politics. A government MP has humiliated provincial police as…

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(Photo) Thai Government’s website

Prayut given a test of what to come

Many say movie trailers are usually more exciting than the real films. For Prayut Chan-o-cha, however, the glimpse of what to come that he has experienced first-hand can be tantamount…

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(Photo) Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s Facebook page

Thai politics getting faster and more furious

There used to be an assumption that the Thai political crisis would significantly abate if Abhisit Vejjajiva and Thaksin Shinawatra each took a step back. After all, the political violence…

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Admirers hope Piyabutr is not “too fast to live” kind

Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, secretary-general of the Future Forward Party, is travelling at the speed of light politically. A virtual nobody last year, he has come under a major media spotlight along…

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Somkid insists 4 ministers need not quit after joining Palang Pracharat

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak came to the defence today of  four cabinet members who are facing pressure to relinquish their posts after  joining the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party. Somkid…

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To get ahead in upcoming election, first try to understand its mathematics

The majority of Thais may hate mathematics, but they will be forced to be constantly engaged with it in the upcoming months. If they are to follow the crunch time of …

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