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...
ABC Australia has a short interview with former Thai PM Anand Panyarachun. Key excerpts: LAM: You were prime minister twice in Thailand. The parties that are linked to Thaksin are still in the political landscape. What should Thailand do about Thaksin Shinawatra, he’s still very much a polarising figure. Should Thailand go the way of...
BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders of last year’s anti-government “Red Shirt” protests have registered their candidacies for a July 3 general election as the politics of the street converges with the politics of the ballot in Thailand. The election campaign kicked off in earnest Thursday as party leaders drew numbers determining their position on the ballot....
Twitter in Thailand is plagued by a lack of official data, however recent estimates suggest there are 450,000 users in Thailand with more than one million Thai-language tweets sent each day according to a Bangkok Post article. From the article: Thailand Trending, an agency that monitors daily Twitter use, listed 450,000 Twitter users in Thailand,...
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