So much to write about and so little time. Nevertheless, the impeachment process is likely to be a major factor with Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra likely to face impeachment “soon”. This post will not look at the merits of impeachment and standard of proof, but just the process and how long it is likely to...
One month ago, 65-year-old Burana Somchai made the long trip from his hometown of Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok. He set up camp in Lumpini Park and joined his fellow citizens to protest against the current government. ...
Front page of the Bangkok Post yesterday: Today, the 30-day deadline since the Feb 2 general election will have lapsed without the first lower House session having convened, as legally required. The Election Commission (EC) could not endorse the results of at least 95% of the total 500 elected MPs — or 475 MPs —...
During the campaign for the 2011 general elections, then-prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democrat Party proposed a televised debate with his challenger Yingluck Shinawatra of the Pheu Thai Party, in the hope that the well-skilled public speaker could score some points against an at that time inexperienced and unproven politician - who ultimately declined. ...
AP: An apparent grenade attack against anti-government protesters occupying an upscale shopping area of Thailand’s capital killed at least two people Sunday, the latest violence in a months-long political crisis that is growing bloodier by the day. The attack near the Ratchaprasong intersection in the heart of Bangkok, home to major shopping malls and luxury hotels,...
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