WSJ in an editorial: If the main opposition party boycotts an election, should this invalidate the result? … The belief of the Democrat Party that their path to power lies through street demagoguery and lawyers rather than the ballot box is at the root of Thailand’s problems. Only when both sides agree to let democratic...
It’s not the Thai govt being intractable and uncompromising – it’s the opposition and the protestersBy Bangkok Pundit Wed, Jan 29, 2014 10:30AM UTC Comments Off
David Lyman has an op-ed in the Bangkok Post. Key excerpts: The current ruling party, whose strings are surely still being pulled by Thaksin himself, has thus far remained intractable and uncompromising. Public pressure forced the dissolution of parliament on Dec 9, and the Pheu Thai government now stays on only in a caretaker role....
The Bangkok Post: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva’s election campaign will focus on educating the public about why the Pheu Thai Party-led government’s rice-pledging scheme has failed. The Democrats believe the campaign will lead to a better understanding about policy-oriented corruption. It will push for reform of ways to curb corruption in the public sector....
Courtesy of Zen Journalist is a CIMB Analyst Note dated January 7. Some key excerpts:...
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...
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