Politics

Unofficial results show more than 20 million voted in Thai election

By Tue, Feb 04, 2014 2:45PM UTC

These are the unofficial results. According to the EC, as of 11:30 yesterday morning, the results are as follows: CENTRAL REGION NOTE: All screenshots are from Excel, but the data has been published on this twitter feed yesterday and elsewhere (BP got sent images from an EC print-out which matches).

Protesters vow to annul Thai vote, step up rallies

By Mon, Feb 03, 2014 1:49PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai protesters vowed Monday to stage larger rallies in central Bangkok and push ahead their efforts to nullify the results of elections that were expected to prolong a national political crisis. Despite fears of violence, voting proceeded peacefully in 90 percent of polling stations. The protesters forced

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunals and the pursuit of justice in Sri Lanka

By Mon, Feb 03, 2014 1:28PM UTC

Can civil society initiatives succeed where the world’s powerful governments have failed? Competitive, state-centred international politics are often a barrier for victims of human rights violations to find redress through global judicial institutions. To circumvent some of these restrictions the civil society-led International War Crimes Tribunal was founded by Bertrand

Thai elections peaceful, but crisis far from over

By Mon, Feb 03, 2014 11:54AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand held nationwide elections without bloodshed Sunday despite widespread fears of violence. But the country’s bitter political crisis is far from over, and one of the next flash points is likely to be an effort to nullify the vote.

Tense Thai elections go ahead despite protests

By Sun, Feb 02, 2014 1:50PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s tense national election got underway Sunday with protesters forcing the closure of hundreds of polling stations in the capital amid fears of more bloodshed a day after gun battles in Bangkok left seven people wounded.