In December 2008, the Constitutional Court dissolved the pro-Thaksin PPP. Abhisit and Korn then met with the US Ambassador Eric G. John. Below is an excerpt from 08BANGKOK3529_a:* 1. (C) The Constitutional Court on December 2 issued a ruling that dissolved the People’s Power Party and two other coalition parties, stripping the Prime Minister and other party executive board...
This week’s ASTV Manager Weekly cover: BP: So you have the photo of Suthep with the words “บัวพ้นน้ำ” (means a lotus which is now smart) whereas Chuan and Abhisit are on tortoises indicating that they are slow to see the light and to become smart to the PAD way of thinking… The background is that...
Bangkok University Poll surveyed 1,234 people throughout Thailand between June 18-20. Q1: If today there was an election, who would you support as the Prime Minister between Yingluck and Abhisit? (“หากวันนี้เป็นวันเลือกตั้ง ท่านจะสนับสนุนใครเป็นนายกรัฐมนตรีระหว่างน.ส.ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร กับนายอภิสิทธิ์ เวชชาชีว) BP: This is a significant fall in support for Yingluck, but Abhisit hasn’t gained at Yingluck’s expense. In fact, support for...
I’ve read, seen and heard a number of statements discussing the role of social media in Thailand politics. Most conclude that the role of social media will be “huge” in the forthcoming Thai election, however the subject is somewhat more complicated and worth exploring. The answer for me is yes and no at the same...
Yesterday I saw Yingluck Shinawatra, the Pheu Thai Party Prime Ministerial candidate, join Twitter. Using the username @PouYingluck (“pou” being a play on “pou-ying” [ผู้หญิง - Thai for woman] and her name English for her nickname crab [ปู]) she ended with day with just over 2,000 followers, which has now reached to 3,750 (at time...
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