By Kaewmala As discussed in Part 1: Constitutional Court and constitutional amendment, the Constitutional Court and independent agencies have played crucial roles in Thailand’s protracted political conflict between the old establishment and the new anti-establishment forces. Often aligned with the traditional elite, the independent agencies are widely seen as the “guardians” of Thai democracy. They...
By Kaewmala Part 1: Constitutional Court and constitutional amendment Last week Thai politics again reached a point where a Parliament vs. Constitutional Court face-off looked imminent. Fortunately sense prevailed and another constitutional crisis has been averted for the moment. But Thailand is nowhere near the end of its struggle to achieve a genuine democracy in...
Burma President Thein Sein addressed the ceremony of Rural Region Development and Socio-economic Improvement in Yangon Region at National Indoor Stadium (1) on Sunday morning, The New Light of Myanmar reported today. In his address, the President said that utmost efforts had been made for the success of political, economic and administrative reforms during his...
“It is absolutely required that children who will have to live in a democratic society are to be familiar with democracies since their schooldays,” said Chairman of Union Election Commission Tin Aye as he addressed at the handing over ceremony of a new school building in Thein-ni-gan Village Basic Education High School (branch) of Tada-U...
In memory of those who gallantly fought and the others who offered the supreme sacrifice under the 20 years of Marcos rule. I am sharing my memories and recollection of the period where most of us have not known any other president. But beforehand, my apologies to the people I mentioned in this article without...
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