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Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Feb 18, 2014
A policeman and two civilians died and at least 57 people were injured when police and anti-government protesters clashed in Bangkok earlier today.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Feb 12, 2014
The outcome of the February 2 general election in Thailand remains in legal limbo as the Election Commission (EC) has announced the catch-up dates for the constituencies where voting was disrupted by anti-government and anti-election protesters: The Election Commission is to hold second chance advance voting in 83 constituencies on April 20, followed by general
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Feb 02, 2014
+++All times local Thailand time (GMT +7)+++ 10.10pm: This concludes the Siam Voices LIVE-blog for the 2014 Thai elections. It has been surely one of the most unusual election days, with no results being announced today and the outcome to linger in legal limbo for weeks to come. While it fortunately was mostly calm today, there were
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Feb 01, 2014
As Thailand holds what is considered the most controversial elections in its recent history Sunday, the battle over the country’s future is being fought anywhere but at the ballot.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 31, 2014
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) is the region’s top election monitoring group and consists of many national groups from many Asian countries and thus has an international board of directors. Since 1997, its mission has been “to promote and support democratization at national and regional levels in Asia.” The network’s sole Thai board member made some
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 22, 2014
The political standoff took a new twist Tuesday when the Thai government’s declared state of emergency to counter the ongoing anti-election protests. With additional developments in the background, the wheels in this political crisis are about to spin faster.