Artikel tagged “political”

  • Statesman, influencer and pacifier – reflections on the death of “General Prem”

    Statesman, influencer and pacifier – reflections on the death of “General Prem”

    “It will be a long time for another person with the charisma and respect that Prem enjoyed to rise, if Prem did not appoint his successor.” by Jintana Panyaarvudh Academics believe the death of statesman and former PM Prem Tinsulanonda could bring about a new and more open political era – a shift away from “Thai-style” democracy and military domination.

  • Election: The problems ahead, Tuesday

    Election: The problems ahead, Tuesday

    PHOTO: The political dance of horse-trading begins. Prayut Chan-o-cha in campaign mode And so we awake on the second day since the election. With 95% of votes counted we’re in firm territory now as far as voting trends are concerned

  • Choosing sides. Abhisit Vejjajiva will have to choose after Sunday.

    Choosing sides. Abhisit Vejjajiva will have to choose after Sunday.

    PHOTO: The Nation Sunday’s election will not be the end, it will only be another episode in a two-decade long drama as Thailand struggles with democracy and attempts to throw off the shackles of nearly a century of military tampering in political affairs. Thailand’s oldest political party, the Democrats, head into Sunday’s election with leader Abhisit Vejjajiva facing some tough decisions in the first poll since the 2014 coup. At one end of the political spectrum in Thailand are the pro-military, pro-status quo parties

  • Palang Pracharat to nominate Prayut as candidate for PM after election

    Palang Pracharat to nominate Prayut as candidate for PM after election

    The pro-junta leaning Palang Pracharat Party is poised to name Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as its candidate for PM if it can win a majority at the March 24 general election. This revelation from a Palang Pracharat party source as reported by The Nation

  • March 24 election campaign starts with a whimper – Thai election 2019

    March 24 election campaign starts with a whimper – Thai election 2019

    If you were expecting Wednesday’s announcement of the forthcoming election to spark an outbreak of election posters, billboards and a stream of online campaigning, you’ll be disappointed.

  • Thailand now in world’s top 100 most expensive places to live for expats

    Thailand now in world’s top 100 most expensive places to live for expats

    Singapore and Thailand are among the fastest risers in a survey of most expensive locations in the world for expats. Asian Correspondent is reporting that multinational human resource consultants ECA International, in its recent Cost of Living survey, revealed that Thailand rose 32 places this year to enter the top 100 most expensive locations in the world. Lee Quane, the ECA International Regional Director, says over the past five years the Thai capital Bangkok has climbed more than 80 places to 90th place in the company’s cost of living rankings

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    King Chulalongkorn Day

    October 23 is a national holiday in Thailand as it marks “King Chulalongkorn Day”, known in Thai as “Wan Piyamaharaj Day”. He remains highly revered in Thailand and his portrait can often be seen, alongside the current King Rama X, in homes, shops and halls around the Kingdom.

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    More delays for next February’s election?

    PHOTO: On the lookout for next year’s election – The Nation February 2019 is just six months away, the deadline for the long-awaited, and must postponed, Thai general election. Although the junta have ‘promised’ that THIS will be the date for Thailand’s return to democracy, an increasing amount of politicians are starting to wonder if the deadline will be met. In recent months the Thai PM has been spending a lot more time in Thailand’s north-east – the hot bed of red shirt dissent with many in the agriculture-heavy Isan region still remembering the ‘good old days’ of the Thaksin administrations.

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    Election date delay mooted

    Dates for the forthcoming election, earmarked for February 2019 for the last year, are now in flux again following yesterday’s meeting between potential future political players and the NCPO. The election is likely to take place some time between February 24 and May 5 next year, this from the Deputy PM Wissanu Krea-ngam at yesterday’s meeting. It is the first time that any government official has clearly declared any dates for the poll.

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    Malaysian election decoded

    by Tim Newton Don’t be under any illusion what has just happened in Malaysia. The country hasn’t been freed from the bonds of a corrupt and draconian long-term government and about to soar into a new era of democracy, growth and prosperity. That a 92 year old former premier, who nurtured both his current deputy Anwar Ibrahim and the ousted PM Nazib Razak, can win an election is more an indication of the country’s problems than a prospect of new hope.