There's no blame for trying, but there's no reward for poor execution. In the past two weeks, Abhisit Vejjajiva made headlines again by re-imagining himself as a mediator in an increasingly dangerous political stalemate, pledging to talk to all sides and come up with a plan for a way out of the crisis within 10 days (we reported)....
The past few days saw a man with his right arm in a sling, but also wearing his new ambitions on his sleeve. Abhisit Vejjajiva, former prime minister of Thailand and the leader of the opposition Democrat Party, is seeking a compromise across all political battle lines as fears of ongoing political tensions escalating into more violence grow....
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...
Welcome to the Siam Voices 2013 year in review series, where we look back at the most important and interesting headlines, issues and stories that happened in Thailand this past year. Today we start with the political 2013, which looked very different when it started compared to the chaos on the street we have now...
Thailand’s opposition Democrat Party is to boycott the February 2 elections, prolonging the current political crisis. But this move will hurt the country’s oldest political party in the long-run, writes Saksith Saiyasombut When Sukhumband Paribatra was reelected as Governor of Bangkok in March this year he did it with a record number of over 1.25m votes, maintaining the Democrat Party’s...
Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 5:02PM UTC
12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 3:35PM UTC
China ship sinks off Japan coast, 9 missing
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 3:29PM UTC
Japanese swimmer awaits decision on theft at games
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 3:25PM UTC
Burma says sectarian violence challenges reforms
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 2:03PM UTC
Burma and Sri Lankan Buddhist hard-liners sign agreement
Wed, Oct 01, 2014 1:46PM UTC