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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.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 17, 2014
Thailand’s Election Commission has asked the caretaker government of interim Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to postpone the general election scheduled for February 2, voicing its concern over “violence and chaos” amid the ongoing anti-election protests.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 15, 2014
With the ongoing protests escalating again, anti-election protesters spread out across Bangkok this week in their much-touted “shutdown”, further putting pressure on the caretaker government of interim Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign and to cancel the elections scheduled for February 2. Various factions inside the protest movement have also mobilised. One group in particular drew
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 09, 2014
This is part XXIV of “Tongue-Thai’ed!”, an ongoing series where we collect the most baffling, amusing, confusing, outrageous and appalling quotes from Thai politicians and other public figures. Check out all past entries here. Ever since deciding not to compete in the upcoming snap-elections on February 2 after a lot of meandering, the implosion of the opposition Democrat
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 08, 2014
Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will charge 308 lawmakers, most from interim Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party, for proposed amendments to the country’s constitution adding more uncertainty over its candidates for the upcoming federal election on February 2. The proposed changes would have changed the Senate into a fully-elected chamber with 200 members, whereas