Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will charge 308 lawmakers, most from interim Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party, for proposed amendments to the country’s constitution adding more uncertainty over its candidates for the upcoming federal election on February 2. The proposed changes would have changed the Senate into a fully-elected chamber with 200 members, whereas...
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...
UPDATE (Nov 20, 14.30h): The Constitutional Court ruled that the charter amendments to be unlawful, but did not disband the ruling Pheu Thai Party and their coalition partners. The judges took offense at the many irregularities during the parliamentary process (such as MPs using their absent colleagues voter ID cards to vote on their behalf) and...
By Kaewmala Here we are, barely two years after a general election Thailand’s elected government is once again looking unstable. Just a week into noisy street protests led by the opposition party, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the calls to remove the controversial amnesty bill have turned into shrill demands to remove the government itself....
It all happened much quicker than anybody thought. What was anticipated to last right into the weekend was done in a day and a night, and we all are still nurturing a massive political hangover. Parliament rushed the Amnesty Bill through the second and third readings with 310 votes and an absent opposition, and now...
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