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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
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Jan 06, 2014
After successfully occupying a number of government ministries and even the grounds of Government House in Bangkok last month, Thailand’s anti-government protesters have launched an audacious, and so far successful, bid to take over Asia Society’s 2013 Person of the Year poll.
Saksith Saiyasombut & Siam Voices Dec 31, 2013
This is the final part of our Siam Voices 2013 year in review, as we look what else made headlines in Thailand in the past 12 months – including the strange, outrageous and ridiculous. You can read the previous parts here: Part 1: Politics - Part 2: Lèse Majesté & the media - Part 3: The Rohingya - Part 4: Education and